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Memorial Day weekend. Maybe one of our best weekends as a family of three yet, so I couldn't not recap it on the blog. Even if I am like a week and a half behind. Better late than never? Maybe?!

The fun started on Friday afternoon with a quick Target run for weekend supplies and then playing in the yard while waiting for dad to get home. Summer hours for Nick have begun - he gets out at 3 pm on Fridays and I swear it makes the weekends feel five thousand times longer. Love it. I can't even remember what we did on Friday night because it was so low key (and like forever ago).


The next morning, we were up at 'em. We did the farmers market, took Brady for a walk, made a big breakfast, and put Hadley down for her first nap by 9 am. And then we prepared to get ready to head to our friends cottage for the day. This was our first time taking Hadley to the 'beach' (other than last summer which didn't count because she was 8 weeks old and hated hated hated it) and packing for that is no joke. Thank goodness she took a nice long nap so I could pack up half of our house to bring with.

As soon as she woke up, we were on the road! It was such a beautiful day on the lake and girlfriend was so curious about the water. She loves the bath, so I figured she'd be a fan. The water was still freezing so she couldn't really play in it, but she loved putting her feet in and I know she'll be splashing around in there come the rest of the summer. She also loved hanging out on the boat (docked, we need to find a little life jacket for her!) and soaking up all of the attention of about 10 adults. Water to play in and adults to entertain? Pretty much her happy place.





That baby belly! Her little outfit just about killed me. I couldn't help myself with all of the red white & blue -- summer clothes are the best. Find peplum HERE, bloomers HERE, and bow HERE.

Sunday morning, we packed up and were off again! We headed to the east side of Michigan for Nick's cousins babies first birthday party. It was supposed to rain all day, but it turned out to be a gorgeous (and hot!) day. The party was right on the water with a giant park for the kids to plan at, Hadley girl is now obsessed with swings. She had the biggest grin on her face the entire time Nick was pushing her, and as you can see, not such a fan of him stopping.



Monday was the big day! Nick and his friends headed off to golf first thing in the morning, so we had the girls over for brunch, where I completely forgot to take pictures. The highlight of the morning was me putting Brady outside since a newborn was here and he can get a little crazy, and he somehow BROKE into the house. We were all in the living room with the baby on the floor and literally flying in he comes. I have no idea how he somehow must have gotten the slider door open?!

After all that excitement and everyone left (no babies were harmed thankfully), I attempted a little photo shoot with Hads. Let's just say girlfriend was not so into it and that is why her head is cut off in this picture, ha!


So I gave up and took this crew on a walk instead. Afterwards we got out the new water table for the first time and HOLY ENTERTAINMENT. She played totally alone in her own little world for like 35 minutes. 35 minutes! I also gave her her first slice of watermelon which she thought was hilarious to dunk in the water and take bites of. Such a mess and such a good time.



Not long after, Nick got home and it was SMOKER time! To this day, still the best gift I've ever given the guy (if you're in need of something for Fathers Day, this is the one we have -- other ideas here). Ribs went on and we just had to practice serious patience for six hours because the smell was unreal. 


We were just going to dinner as a family, but we decided to invite a bunch of friends over instead. Everything is more fun with friends! And it turned into a complete feast. We had ribs, cornbread, baked beans, watermelon slices, potato salad. So freaking good. And such a good weekend. Thankful for all of the men, women and their families that sacrifice their lives to allow us these freedoms.


Bring on the summer!

14 comments

  1. Such a fabulous weekend, and I can't get over how festive Hadley girl is in all her red, white, blue, and stars! Isn't it amazing how just a few extra hours can make your weekend feel so much longer. Summer is the best time for everything hands down <3
    Green Fashionista

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  2. You can see the curiosity on her face with that water.
    Ahh - Brady. He wanted to be part of the fun is all :)

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  3. Looks like a ton of fun, lil Hadley's smile is the cutest.

    Love the new blog look.

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  4. aww her swimsuit/outfit is too cute! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  5. She is such a doll and I just love all of her clothes (and bows and headbands!). Brandon has summer hours on Fridays, too, and I'm with you: the weekends are SO much longer and more fun when they come home. (And I love the reinforcements! Ha!)

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  6. Her wardrobe is amazing!! OMG I want all of these outfits for Vivi!! What camera do you have and do you shoot on manual? I need a photography tutorial, I suck at using my nice camera :(

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  7. What a smiley baby!! I just love it! Your photos are beautiful, and Hadley's red, white, and blue is the cutest.

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

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  8. Done at 3pm every friday?! That is a little gift from heaven! Such a perfect holiday weekend; you guys did it right!

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  9. The best weekend that you had! Can I get an adult version of Hadley's closet? :)

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  10. Oh my goodness, all the patriotic outfits are too cute!! And she is getting so big- how time flies!

    xo, Kristina

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  11. Such great photos. It's so fun to watch your family together!

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  12. Yes, better late than never! I love all your photos of Hadley! Her little outfits and headbands are too cute!! And loving your new blog design missy!!

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  13. How could you not recap this weekend, even if it was late? So. Much. Summer. Fun! Her little red, white, and blue outfits killed me! So stinking adorable! Water tables are THE BEST. We borrowed one from a friend for Cam's bday party and haven't given it back yet (opps) but I seriously have to get our own because he plays with it daily!!

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  14. This basically looks like the perfect weekend!! I'm so glad Hads loves the water as much as we all do... I mean, how can she not, right?? I'm obsessed with all her little outfits, but the picture of your sweet little family of 3? I DIE. Love, love, love. Please frame it. Or put it on your Christmas card. ;)

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