Aaah, the Fourth, one of my very favorite holidays of the year!! I am super excited to celebrate with both my girls this weekend, I remember several moments during my first trimester this past fall where this was the light at the end of my pregnant tunnel. ;) I'm sure Avalon will sleep through most of our festivities, while we all argue over who gets to snuggle her, & our big girl will stay busy eating her way through every sweet treat she can manage to get her hands on.
Seriously, girlfriend is all about some sugar these days, as if she needs it. Sometimes I wish she could just let me borrow half of her energy, or maybe I should just see if she could take over the nighttime feedings for a few days?!!
We have really started to fall into a routine the last week or so, which is nothing short of a miracle since if I remember right, we didn't do that with Waverly until she was at least four months. I really try to get us out in the morning for some sort of activity, whether it's to the park, the pool, or just the grocery store. It makes everyone way happier, Waverly needs some sort of action & honestly, to see someone else's face besides mine (I can't say I blame her). So even though it can be a little bit of a circus to get us all out the door, it's way worth it for all our sanity by the time late afternoon rolls around.
Monday, Waverly & I took Avalon for her first trip to the beach! :) We went way early before it got too hot & took an umbrella so I could keep Avalon under it the entire time. I can't believe I managed to carry both girls & all of our stuff down there (I might need a few days to recover before we return), but am so glad we did it. I've decided that my motto as a mom of two is to embrace the chaos, the days might be a little crazy but I really wouldn't have it any other way.