(see how short and stubby they are!!)
I love the 4th of July. I love the Family togetherness, the food, the fireworks, the parades and of course the stripes (they are pretty much my favorite thing to wear). But most of all I love this country and celebrating our freedom and the history that made this wonderful country, pretty much tops my list of favorite things.
We kicked off the day with a small town parade.
Complete with our very own Uncle Sam…
After the exceptionally hot parade, we jumped in the pool to cool off. This was baby Bear's first time swimming. Since he loves water I knew he would love the pool.
And he did. He turned into a little flipper and splashed up a storm.
We ended the day with some delicious food and time well spent with family.
It was pretty much the perfect day.
Bear ate some leaves...
We ate some watermelon and dessert, among other things. I still feel stuffed from all of the eating. It was the best.
Recipe for these delicious triple berry lemon cookie cups can be found here
Throughout the day, all I could think about was how lucky I am to live in this wonderful country with such an amazing family to celebrate it with.
Shoes: Gianni Bini- Old (similar here), Necklace: TJ Maxx
Lately my wardrobe consists mostly of leggings and flats, a far cry from sequin pants and heels. I have always been a wear-heels-everyday kind of girl so my new life of being a stay at home mom is taking some getting used to. Sadly it is no longer practical to wear the things I once did. So whenever there is a special occasion, I jump at the chance to go all out. Valentines day is just such an occasion and what better way to celebrate love than with some pink sequin pants? Like I said before, J and I don't really make a big deal out of this holiday, but you can be sure I will be dressed in these sparkly beauties no matter what we do. I could not resist them and I think every girl should own a pair.
I put together a little wish list of some things I am wishing for at the moment. J and I never really go all out for Valentines Day. He is not a fan of the holiday (is any man really?). I usually drop a few hints of small things I want and most years he delivers.
So here are my hints for this year ;-).
Valentines Day is a week away. Just enough time to place a last minute order online.
Naturopathica- Oat Cleansing Polish
Jacket: J.Crew (on sale in stores), Shirt: Madewell, Skirt: Madewell, Hat: J.Crew (on Sale in stores),
Since I'm not really a sporty kind of girl, this is my version of a super bowl outfit. Who needs a jersey when you can just as easily sport your colors with a little Madewell and J.Crew. Truth be told, I am actually not much of a football fan either but I do like the Broncos (much to my husbands chagrin- he is a Cowboys fan) so I figured I had better find a way to represent. So there you have it, my Broncos attire for tomorrows game, most of which I probably won't even watch! Regardless, it's still fun to have a party and celebrate such a deep rooted American tradition. I love the togetherness any kind of tradition brings and of course I love the food.
Hope you all have a great game day.
To those of you who take football seriously, may the odds be ever in your favor ;-).