4th of July Shenanigans

Hey guys!

Yep, no worries…I’m still around and without baby. I heard from a few of you, wondering if there was any news, since I’ve been a little MIA the past couple of days, but Baby Tooth is still comfortably hanging out where he has been for the past 9+ months.

I didn’t wind up with too much to chat about on Wednesday (although I did love reading through all of your comments on my last post), and yesterday I spent the entire day poolside, so the thought of posting never really even crossed my mind. Yes, yesterday was an absolutely fantastic 4th of July!

Jay and I decided to have a few friends over last minute to hang out by the pool and BBQ throughout the day. The two of us were out there by 11am, and while the other party animals trickled in a little later, none of us wound up even going inside until about 9pm. It was definitely a full day’s worth of awesome.

My friend Kate wound up making this flippin’ delicious sangria mocktail that totally knocked my socks off.

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I sipped on that and lots and lots and lots of water throughout the day…this whole swelling of the hands and feet business is starting to get real, my friends. Very real.

Since I’m not feeling all that ambitious in the kitchen lately, we told everyone we were going to keep it simple on the food front, with basically some grill food, chips, dip, and then whatever anyone else wanted to bring. Well, thank goodness I have friends who don’t mess around when it comes to food, so we were more than stocked with plenty of good stuff.

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Around 2-ish (maybe? I was hardly keeping track of time) we decided to fire up the grill for round 1. Burgers, hot dogs, and veggie burgers were the name of the game, along with some fruit salad and potato salad, which I did actually make myself on Wednesday evening. I’ll have to share the recipe with you guys – it’s the same one I made on Father’s Day, and everyone really seems to enjoy it.

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For lunch, I loaded up with an all-beef hot dog, some potato salad, fruit salad, and bean salad with tortilla chips.

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Mind you…this was all after snacking my face off with about a gazillion chips and dip. No shame.

Throughout the afternoon, the girls mainly hung out on pool floats and chatted on whatever was the opposite side of the pool that the guys were on. This was mainly because they were basically trying to drown each other while playing the most intense games of pool basketball and we didn’t need any part of that. πŸ˜‰

They also happened to break out a certain bottle of liquor that has been sitting in our cabinet for almost four years now…

Back at my bridal shower, I received the most awesome wine basket from some friends, which was very similar to the one that I made for Mal back in November. Well the last and final bottle to the basket was a bottle of Ciroc vodka that, as you can probably read, was to be saved for the “First Baby.” Jay had been waiting to be able to share it with some of “the guys,” and somehow it became a challenge to see if they could start and finish that bad boy all in one afternoon.

Well, they were most definitely successful, and the bottle has been emptied. Shenanigans, I’ll tell ya!

We were all joking and saying that Baby Tooth can most definitely make his appearance anytime now, since the bottle is gone. Hopefully he’s listening. :)

A few more hours later, it was about time to fire up the grill once more for round 2, and the grill master got to work.

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On our still-in-progress new back deck, no less! We’re definitely making progress (HA, I say “we” like I have anything to do with it…I do not) but we still have a little ways to go.

For my round 2 (aka, dinner) I went with a veggie burger, some salad, and a little more potato salad.

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Totally hit the spot, after a long, hard day of sitting poolside. πŸ˜‰

For dessert, we also had this incredibly awesome rhubarb “dump cake” that our friend Mal found on Pinterest.

Don’t worry…I stalked her Pinterest page and found the recipe she used..it’s THIS ONE.

I don’t know if I’d ever had rhubarb before, but man…if it always tastes as good as it did in that recipe, then I am most definitely a fan. SO good.

So yeah, that was basically our fantastic 4th of July. No fireworks, minus the couple we saw our neighbors shooting off in the backyard, but I’m cool with that since they aren’t really my thing. And now today, it’s back to work for me…thank goodness it’s Friday!

How was everyone else’s 4th of July holiday? (and for my non US friends, how was your 4th of July regular day?) :)


  1. says

    Hopefully Baby Tooth realizes that it’s time for the lil booger to come out! I can’t wait! Dinner looks so scrumptious. I’ve stalked the Pinterest accounts of my friends as well if I see them bring in a tasty recipe πŸ˜‰

  2. says

    For a second when you said without baby, I thought you meant without baby in you…I got all confused for a minute;)
    Looks like you had a fun day of celebration!
    I’m not a huge fireworks fan either.
    My day was spent the same as usual – since it wasn’t a holiday in Canada.
    Have a great Friday
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  3. says

    The bromance boys seem to have cracks me up ALL the time. I’m glad you had a nice, relaxing day by the pool with friends before the little guy arrives soon!!!

  4. says

    That bottle idea is pretty cute! I’m going to poke around blog and try to find out what the rest of the bottles/gift basket were – my sister is pregnant and that would be a fun, different way to celebrate at her shower!

    Sounds like the baby is close to arrival – wishing you and your family a healthy delivery!!!
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  5. says

    Mmm the potato salad looks yummy, as does the sangria….and for the fourth we kept it reaaalllly uneventful! haha. Well, my friend came to visit to see our newborn daughter so that was really nice, but the rest of the evening we spent it crossing our fingers trying to be “ready” in case the crazy fireworks startled our baby. πŸ˜›
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