Monday, July 8, 2013

4th of July Weekend

The Sheridan family had a pretty great July 4th and following weekend, we just didn't have it all together.  Jeff went to St. Louis with his buddies for his annual guy trip, Finn went to Jonesboro to stay with his Mimi and Papa and Sidney Claire and I had our first girls weekend at home.
On Thursday, Sidney Claire and I went to my friend Lori's house for a cookout and fireworks.  The weather was amazing and we spent most of the night on a quilt in the yard watching the boys play badmittion and just catching up.

One of the few pictures I got of the kids before Finn left for Jonesboro

Finn had a blast at the 4th of July party at his Aunt Angie's.

Sidney Claire and I had so much fun just hanging out at home.  I got some closets cleaned out, tons of laundry finished and lot of snuggle time with my sweet girl.  This is the first time I've gotten any real amount of time alone with her since she was born.  The days went by so fast when I was on maternity leave, it always felt like Finn was home from daycare an hour after I dropped him off. ;-) I loved really getting to know this sweet girl and also realized that she's kind of gotten the short end of the deal lately.  Several times in the past few weeks people have asked me if she's a good baby and I've replied with yes, but not as good as Finn was. BUT I realized this weekend, that she is just as laid back and easy as he was, I just didn't have a toddler to chase when he was a baby so I got to sit on my couch and rest a WHOLE lot more.  I am so very thankful to have been blessed with 2 easy, wonderful babies! 

I got these pictures on Friday of Finn chasing his cousins around the yard with the water hose.  He is so lucky to have such sweet cousins to put up with his shenigans.

So his daddy's son....