Monday, July 6, 2015

4th of July Weekend

Lot's of photos from our fun Holiday weekend. It was filled with family, friends, fireworks, and lots of sugar... we are going to pretend that none of the sugar part happened ;-) 

(Denver LDS Temple)

(Temple selfie)


(After! "Nummy!" she says)

(Is it wrong that I wanted to steal her outfit?) 

(These Marc Jacob's "star" sunglasses only come out on the 4th) 


(IG filter for the win!) 

(always has to stop and sniff the flowers) 

(Those curls! I die) 

(Nummy gelato!) 

(of course, she didn't want to get wet but she did not want to leave!) 

(Picnic at the park) 

(She loved it!)

(Red Vines)

(our little family) 

(Sunday morning photos with her are my favorite! All too often I am behind the camera and not in front of it... it's a new goal!) 

(I'm gunna get you!) 

Our 4th of July weekend was awesome! We were a little worried as it is the first 4th of July here that we haven't had any family in town. Devin had Friday off so we took a day date to the temple- it was much much needed and we were so grateful to our friends who watched Charlotte so we could go. That night Charlotte helped me make no-bake cookies and cherry pie bars and I decided that I desperately needed a burger and parmesan truffle fries... and bomb pops. I went and got the burgers and Devin had my car washed and picked up the bomb pops. We ate our dinner outside in our back yard picnic style and Charlotte LOVED it. She got to eat her first popsicle on her own and she didn't make that big of a mess (haha) she didn't even drop any on the ground! I was super impressed. Side note: bomb pops are only 35 calories. SCORE! Saturday, Devin was up bright and early to go do the fun run at church and I was up early doing a Kayla Itsines workout (KILLER- seriously go download her free week). Charlotte SLEPT IN which hardly ever happens and we thought we were late to the annual 4th of July breakfast at church but we weren't. Devin and I had our first date on the 4th of July and he asked me out at the 4th of July breakfast so it's sentimental to us that we go every year. Plus... breakfast! And I didn't have to cook! We then headed to Boulder to walk around (which we did last year and had a good time). As soon as Charlotte saw the Gelato store she yelled "ICE CREAM!" and B lined it for the counter. Needless to say, she got some fresh strawberry gelato before lunch. Fun fact about Charlotte: she does NOT like getting splashed. So splash pads aren't here thing. She pretends like she likes them but really she just likes stomping in the water. Charlotte took a 4 HOUR NAP which was heaven. The night before the 4th Devin and I tried to light some fireworks to get Charlotte prepared for the big ones we would see but she FREAKED OUT! "I DON'T LIKE IT!"... "SCARED"... Poor girl was terrified. We were invited by some friends to go to a park and hangout for a bit and we thought about not staying for the fireworks but we decided to stick it out and see how she would do. Not so hot. She hid her head in Devin's chest the entire time. She likes seeing them from far away but not up close! It was an awesome firework show though- it had the best finale ever! And when it was all done Devin said, "Do you smell that? It smells like FREEDOM!" HAHAHA! Of course, on Sunday after Charlotte's nap the first thing she wanted to do was "Fireworks!" So, we went outside and tried again and this time she loved it as long as she was standing behind daddy. We had so much fun spending time  with friend's and family and RELAXING this weekend. This next week is going to be absolutely nuts for us as we try to get ready for my final quarter in nursing school. It's going to be b-a-n-a-n-a-s. I am so thankful for summer and the time I have had to play and enjoy the time with my little bug and hubby- I have decided it's my favorite. How was your weekend friends? 

{Don't judge my IG filter photos guys- I can't help it, I love having bright photos! } 
(One of my favorite photos of me and my girl) 

For those curious: 
My 4th of July outfit was all J. Crew. Charlotte's was all Old Navy. 
Our Sunday Looks:
My dress is from Junieblake, necklace is from, shoes are Nine West and my lipstick is MAC Red. Charlotte's outfit is all Gymboree. 

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