We started off Memorial Day weekend just how we'd want to -- with a day on the lake! We boated to Rusty Rudder with our friends Luis, Brittney and baby Keegan, ate lunch and then jetted over to Cocktail Cove. Boating with a baby sure is different than boating pre-baby, haha! I never even had a chance to take off my cover-up, get any sun or jump in the water... Trace is always my #1 priority and sitting with him in the shade and soaking in every second of his shy, clingy demeanor made my heart swell to the point of explosion. This kid has won my heart a bazillion times over and I would sacrifice anything for him, even my tan :)
On our way home we made a split second decision to hit up our neighborhood pool. Trace was born in late June, so we didn't spend any time at the pool last year, but I know we'll make up for lost time this summer. He loves to be in the water just as much as Bryan and I do!
We ended the day back home by putting Trace to sleep and then the brothers played cornhole while I lounged with Cali on the patio. We invited some neighbors over and I was lucky enough to cuddle their newborn for a solid hour...
The next day I had lunch at a lakeside restaurant right across the street from my neighborhood, Port City Club, with a fellow boy mama friend. We hung out the rest of the day riding bikes and carting Trace around in his trailer. Isn't my porch/front yard so cute?!
The next morning Bryan wanted Trace to have a heart shaped egg, so a heart shaped egg he got!
We spent Memorial Day strolling around Birkdale Village, followed by some pool-time and BBQing with friends that evening. It was the peeeerfect long weekend!
Most importantly, we can't forget about why we acknowledge Memorial Day and must always remember to stop and honor those who've given their lives for our great country.