Fourth of July Marathon

I'm back! It's been a few days since I've been on the computer. I've missed reading all of your blogs.

This weekend seemed like it would never end. My sister and I went to a barbecue on Sunday and she slept over my house that night. It was fun having her here. She has never spent the night and it felt like old times.

We went down the shore on Monday and had a great day at my parents swimming in the pool. J loves the water. She is like a fish. I always manage to forget something when packing up our bags and this time it was her swim diapers. We let her go in without them and she had to promise not to pee pee in the pool. She did good, at least I think she did.

While J napped at my mom's; my sister, her fiance, my parents, and I assembled her favors for the wedding. It is coming up in 3 weeks. July 22nd is the big day and I am so excited for her. Hubby wasn't there because he had to work. I swear sometimes I feel like a single mom. That's a whole 'nother story.

Yesterday we woke up early to catch a parade and then went to a carnival. It was so damn hot I wanted to kill someone. Fourth of July should be pretty special for me because it's the day Hubby and I got engaged almost 5 years ago but it always so hot that we end up fighting. I'm not even gonna go into the name calling.

After the carnival we went to his sister's house for some more swimming. J got to play with her cousins, which she always loves. We hung out there all day and then went to the fireworks.

This is the first year we took J. It never really made sense before. I knew she would be afraid plus I was never willing to keep her out past her bedtime. So we all went as a family and it was really nice. We sat on blankets and had ice cream and popcorn. When they started she was scared but eventually she warmed up and I think everyone in the park could hear her yelling, "Wow!" or "That was a big one." It was cool to experience fireworks through her eyes. I can't wait to make more memories like that.

With all that said, I feel like I missed so much in the blog world. How do you guys keep up? Did you get to read and write this weekend?

P.S. Stop over at Lollipop and check out my very first contest. It's an essay contest and you could win a really great book. The deadline is at the end of July. Oh and Mommy Off the Record, I will get to your meme by the end of this week. I promise!


Meg said...

Sounds like a great weekend!

I actually found lots of time to read blogs because we didn't stray too far from home this weekend. We did take days trips, but it was nice to come back home early enough to put the kiddo to bed on time (or close to it)!

Mrs. Chicky said...

It sounds like a good time was had by all. And congratulations on a successful fireworks viewing. It sounds like J (and her mommy) had fun!

Mommy off the Record said...

Glad you had a fun weekend. And don't worry about getting to that meme this week if you don't have time! Though I can't wait to see your list...:)

Oh and, man, hot weather will make ANYONE fight. It turns me into a crazy beeyatch. Husband knows to stay away from me when it gets over 100 degrees here.

chelle said...

Sounds like the perfect weekend!!! I love making memories with the little one too...it is so amazing!!!

Mom101 said...

Oh what a great weekend. Hope you took a bazillion pictures.

Anonymous said...

Man, I've been out of town, an havent' been able to blog!! I feel crazy not bloggig! I can't wait to get home to my dsl!!!!

sweatpantsmom said...

Sounds like fun - and of course we all know that babies never, ever pee in the pool.