I’m about two weeks late on this one but better late than never..right? Right! Our Fourth of July weekend was pure bliss. Ivan and I both had Friday off and it was a rare 3 day family weekend. We spent a lot of time organizing and cleaning the new place but we were also able to sneak in a ton of much needed family time. The weather wasn’t great on the Fourth but a little rain never hurt anyone! We walked over to our favorite neighborhood Italian spot and ate lots of pasta while Lucas serenaded us (and everyone within ear shot) with his ABC’s. That evening we attempted to watch the fireworks on the East River. Apparently everyone on the Upper East Side had the same idea 😉 We saw a few mini firework shows and Lucas kept yelling “fireman! fireman!”. When we finally came to our senses and realized nope – we were not going to be able to see the fireworks happening down by Brooklyn (well, duh) we headed home. Saturday the weather was perfection (85 degrees and sunny – not a cloud in sight!) and we headed to the beach. Give me all the sand castles and baby beach naps! I’ve been daydreaming about another weekend just like this one. My boys and the beach are good for my mama soul.