Monday, July 9, 2012

4th of July {2012}

Typically we celebrate the 4th of July Up North in Rhinelander but with our week long vacation coming up, we knew we had to stay home. Both Tommy and I had to work on the 5th so we didn't have big plans. Plus, we just celebrated Gray's first birthday and I was looking forward to just relaxing. We planned on attending the parade in our community, swimming at Nana and Papa's house, grilling out and going to the fireworks. Except that isn't exactly how our day went. First, one of the legs on our dining room chair broke. One of the bolts was stripped, which made the leg loose. Not a super huge deal but nonetheless, still something to fix. Grayson wanted to help Tommy fix it :)

Then our back screen door ripped. Most likely from little hands pushing on it. It was inevitable really. 

Grayson was fussy majority of the morning and by the time we were getting ready to go to the parade he spiked a fever of 102.4. Poor little bugger is still on antibiotics for another ear infection and now he has a nasty cough and boogers. I feel so bad for him. At the same time Grayson was fussing, Aidan had a MASSIVE meltdown. I wish I had a picture. I think the heat was getting to him but he came in the house crying his eyes out because one of the neighbor boys "stole" one of his Nerf gun darts. We promptly took him to his room to lay down. He napped for two hours. We didn't go to the parade and we never made it swimming. Both the littles needed to rest up.

I decided to go grocery shopping and fill our fridge. All we had was condiments. No joke. We've been so busy that I don't think I grocery shopped in three weeks. Once the babes were up, my in-laws came over and we grilled out. Steak, corn on the cob, water melon and potato salad. I, of course, forgot to take a picture. (I blame the heat!) Its been so warm here that we didn't even eat outside, we stayed in and watched the Brewers.

After dinner, Mike and Cathy went home and Aidan and I headed over to the park to watch the fireworks. Tommy stayed home with Gray so he could get some extra rest.  Even though our day definitely didn't go as planned and kind of felt like a typical Sunday it was still really nice to just hangout with our little family.

Linking up with Scottyboy and Katygirl

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