Weekend Shenanigans – The One With the 4th

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend celebrating the 4th! It looked a little different around here, staying at home and not being down in Gulf Shores.

We had a great day at home playing, riding bikes, spending some time in the pool, cooking up hot dogs and smores, and listening to music after Zoe went to bed. We even social distance visited Chris’s parents for a little bit. We heard fireworks from our house, but couldn’t really see any.

I patched three holes in the pool, and as shown above, that wasn’t enough. I had a few people reach out to me and ask where the pool is from because they like the size. Good luck with that. It is an Intex, and I got it at Walmart last year for $21.97. The last time I checked, Amazon had them from $85 to well over $100 and constantly sell out. Talk about price gauging!!! Who knew they would be such a commodity this year?! I just want one to replace the crap one we are dealing with. Zoe has another pool, but it is a lot smaller and hardly enough room for Chris and I to chill in it with her like this one provides. Either way, we still got about an hour and a half of fun out of it before it completely deflated on us.

On Sunday we ordered Metro Diner for lunch, and hung around the house all day. I don’t know what was wrong with me, but I just wasn’t feeling very well. Zoe doesn’t really have a chill button, and she was up super early….this mama is exhausted!

We played dress up, colored, set up a water station on the back deck, watched Sofia the First and Fancy Nancy, played with her Minnie car, did lots of sidewalk chalk drawings, and tried not to die of heat. Man it was a scorcher! Summer wasted no time down here.

We finished the night out with a pizza party, ordering from Papa Johns. It was our first “real pizza” all year. It was delicious! Of course, what is pizza without Fancy Nancy?

And just like that, the weekend is over! I have a feeling it is going to be a super busy week at work trying to get this portfolio done. I am thankful to have a full plate though. I hope your 4th was a good one. It is hard to believe we are over halfway through the year.

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  • Reply ShootingStarsMag July 6, 2020 at 8:54 am

    I’m glad you had a nice 4th! Phew – Zoe sounds like she can be exhausting for sure, like most little kids! That has to be tough when it’s really hot though and you can’t really go anywhere. Sounds like you found some fun things to do/watch/play with though. Hopefully you have a great week! It’s super hot where I live as well, so I avoid the outdoors unless I’m in the pool. hah


  • Reply laura July 6, 2020 at 9:42 am

    Ugh, that sucks about the pool! I’ve seen so many people with the same one, and it looks like a great size. I’m happy you did get some time in it. It’s hard to beat hot dogs on the Fourth, and that burger and pizza looks ahmazing!

  • Reply Kate July 6, 2020 at 11:45 am

    Hope you’re feeling better! The energy of these kiddos is incredible, and there is definitely no off button – ha! All that food sounds delish, but bummer about not being at the beach. Hopefully you can plan something for later in the season <3

  • Reply Andrea Nine July 6, 2020 at 12:09 pm

    I’m glad you got a yummy real pizza, I’m sure it tasted so delicious! And I’m glad you got some pool time in before the deflate, Man what a deal you got on that! I hope your week isn’t too crazy!

  • Reply Rebecca Jo Vincent July 6, 2020 at 12:24 pm

    I need to look in my garage – I think I got a blow up pools YEARSSSS ago – I wonder if it dry-rotted. probably.
    we used to get pizza every Friday & obviously – hadnt been able to do it – but the few times we’ve gotten it lately, we dont even like it anymore. WHAT IS THIS??? First COVID & now, bad pizza???? I cant 2020

  • Reply Biana July 6, 2020 at 1:08 pm

    Oh my gosh, I am loving Zoe’s outfits for the fourth! That pool is coming in clutch!! There are few things better than take out pizza!! Hope you have the best week ahead! xo, Biana BlovedBoston

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer July 6, 2020 at 1:10 pm

    Time to put in a pool already! 😉 I had pizza twice this weekend but there was no way I was cooking last night with our air being out. Haven’t had Papa John’s in forever and it sounds good!

  • Reply Danielle July 7, 2020 at 11:31 am

    My girls are obsessed with Fancy Nancy. It is a cute show. Love all of Zoe’s dresses for the 4th of July weekend. and that burger looks amazing. I love a good burger…especially when I don’t have to cook it. Ha. The pool still lives. I can’t believe you have fixed it that many times. Ha. Have a great week!

  • Reply kristen July 7, 2020 at 4:33 pm

    oh man that sucks about the pool! i can’t believe how expensive they are other places. how rude. and now i want pizza. yum.

  • Reply Audrey July 10, 2020 at 9:31 am

    Ughhh, stupid pool! But I’m glad it was a nice & quiet weekend otherwise! So lovely that you got to see Chris’ parents! Zoe is the cutest- I love all her outfit changes. Hahaha!

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