Friday, July 12, 2013

America's Birthday Long weekend of Fun!

Oh, you know me. Late with posts :)
I am not late with other parts of my life.

Last Thursday (America's Birthday) we got up and went over to a town right next to where I grew up to watch a parade. It was a small parade and Anika's first! Good thing it wasn't too overwhelming! haha.
When I was younger, this parade used to be HUGE. My family used to make amazing floats!
Dare float. When people started to throw candy, she was like, WHAT??
And, then she got into it and kept bringing her candy back to where I was sitting (I was sitting on a towel sweating my ass off. Literally DRIPPING sweat). 
It was all about the gathering of the candy and waving. She talked about all the candy she collected all day...but never asked for any! hahahaah.  I ate plenty, don't worry. Even when she asks for lollipops, she takes a lick and then is done.
After the parade we went over to the lake my grandparents live on. Both sets of grandparents have houses on this lake actually and we went to both that day.
We had a BBQ at one place.  Here is Ani with my dad. She asked "Gampa, do you like my babing suit?"
She helped my Gram do some yard work on the Gator on the other side of the lake.
Daddy played baby ring toss with the floats.
We walked down to get ice cream cones from the ice cream shack my cousin is working at this summer. I also worked at the same place a bit as a teen :)

We left the BBQ on that lake and went home for a bit to refresh and then went to one of the lakes in our town  (THE BIG ONE in our state)  to watch the fireworks!! I haven't been to fireworks in years.
We parked at my office and walked own, otherwise, we wouldn't have been able to get a park. There were thousands of people! So weird for me to see in our town. haha
When Andrew sat on the stone wall, she called him Humpty Dumpty. bah.
Oh, by the way, Anika's 4th outfit was made by someone and given to her when she was born. The matching hat was adorable but the bloomers still don't fit, so she just wore the dress and hat.
waiting for them to start!
She wasn't THAT excited about them. She said she was, but she didn't act it. haha.  At one point she laid down and said she was tired, but got right back up. She had NO NAPS that day and the fireworks started at 9:30. She usually goes to bed at 8 and has naps. Actually, I lie. We don't do a lot of naps on weekends unless its in the car driving somewhere. 
On Friday, Andrew had the day off, but I had to work, so I got up and went to my normal Friday morning spin class.
I Never wear shorts, but I pulled some out-  they belonged to an ex boyfriend actually.
ANdrew AND Anika separately asked me if I was wearing these out? Ha. They never see me in shorts!
Me at 22+ weeks after the class. I am 23+2 days now.

While I was at work, Andrew took Anika to York, Maine for the day. About 2 hours away to York's Wild Kingdom. They went to the zoo part. Andrew was expecting more of a zoo. It was like 100 degrees and very hot.  They brought home this photo and I took a pic of it! ha. The snake!

I picked up my Local CSA up after getting out of work early,  and it had garlic scapes! I have never had garlic scapes before. I have been making pasta dishes and salads with them all week. I chopped some up and added to cream cheese as a spread. I am going to make garlic scape pesto this weekend.
My loves being hot and silly.
Our garden is doing well. We used 7 year old cow poop this year and we have had LOTS of rain!
Salads I made Friday night with lots of local produce, meat and eggs!
On Saturday, we went back to the lake I grew up on and went to my friend's island for the day.
SOOO peaceful and the weather was perfect.
I sat and read an entire US Weekly magazine. I haven't done that in AGES!!!
This is a photo of their island and little house from google images.
I went paddle boarding again. I did a few weeks ago too. I am getting better.
 We got home late that night and then SUNDAY, we got up to head to a water park!!
Walking around a water park in my bathing suit did not sound fun, but here I am before we left almost 23 weeks pregnant.
This makes me look smaller than I am. HA. The water park signs said no pregnant people on slides, but I just passed as overweight :)
This is when Anika spotted the slides from the parking lot.
We met our friends and went to get our tickets. We definitely had some SERIOUS Sticker SHOCK to the price! WOW! was not expecting that.
There was a slide all 3 of use even went down in a 3 person tube thing.  I went on more slides than Andrew (wimp). haha.
Me in Anika's towel. She told me to wear it. Haha. I didn't mind the extra coverage.
This was from the 4th. Anika pointed out spots to me on the floor and used her spray bottle and towel to scrub them up!! she uses her spray bottle and towel to "clean" a lot.  She is so funny. It is just water in her bottle.
this was the night after the water park. Fell asleep ON Me in a headlock! ha.
This was Monday night. Andrew was actually home!! She was upstairs with me and would NOT go to bed. I was putting away laundry and she told me she wasn't tired. She didn't wanna go to bed, etc.  She went down to see daddy and I walked down to this 10 minutes later. SOUND asleep. Daddy was looking at Cabella's and she was picking out shoes for herself. haha
She did this. Put her tooth brush on my electric tooth brush charger!! haha. She told me it was charging. Her way of telling me she wants a toothbrush like mine?  silly girl.

ANd, now its time for another weekend!!!  WE LOVE OUR WEEKENDS!
Hope you have a good one!


  1. That island!!!!! OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! amazeballs!!

  2. So jealous of all the people you know with lake houses! I swear I look as big as you right now!