4th of July Fun and a Happy 4th Blogiversary!

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Happy 4th of July to everyone! We certainly had lots to celebrate here!

My blog turned FOUR on July 2nd.

My first post was Squishy’s 1 month baby update and my second was a post about our first 4th of July Family Celebration.  I love looking back on these posts.  How funny to read my excitement over nursing in public for the first time – I have vivid memories of that. I was so worried someone would say something nasty to me.  Thankfully we did just fine, and four years later NIP isn’t even a worry in my mind as I am still EBFing our second son who is almost 7 months old!  Yay for mini breastfeeding victories!

"4th of July" "Baby"

4th of July Flashback – Squishy at 4 weeks old

I can’t believe my blog is already four years old.  There was no way four years ago I had any idea my blog would have grown into the business it has become.  I can’t wait to see what the next four years will bring!

Another 4th anniversary is one of friendship.  Four years ago I met Alex (who is now a guest reviewer on Our Knight Life) and four years later we have a wonderful friendship that I am so grateful for and I know I couldn’t have gotten though these last four years without.  She at the time owned a cloth diaper service and opened my eyes to cloth diapering something I hadn’t even considered doing.  I still remember the day they came to set our service up – I was wearing Squishy in the SleepyWrap while getting the house cleaned up.  Babywearing, cloth diapering, and general parenting commiseration/celebrations led to a great friendship!

Equally as important our babies who were 4 weeks and 6 weeks old the day we met, are now best friends and have spent every 4th of July together since!  It is so heartwarming watching their friendship grow.  Every time they see each other they get so excited and run into hugs.  Every time! So cute! We didn’t take a picture of them the day, but here is then and now.

"Babies" "4 year olds" "friends"

As for our 4th of July this year?  We had a lot of fun!

Baby D had a first yesterday – He had his first pool time play date.  I think he may just be my little water baby.  He LOVED being in the water!

"Swimming" "Bummis Swim Suit" "Baby" "Pool"

That tongue hanging out just kills me!

"Swimming" "Water Play" "Pool"

K also had a great time in the pool.  We are still learning to swim – which reminds me I really need to get him back into lessons.  As long as he can touch the ground he is a fish, but the moment he goes any deeper he isn’t quite sure he likes it.  Hopefully with a few more months of swim lessons we can get him swimming and comfortable in the water.

After a morning of swimming in the 113 degree heat, we all took naps (yep, mommy too!). Once we were all rested up and in our red, white, and blue we headed over to our friend’s home for BBQ and fireworks.  K got to try his first sparkler, and they enjoyed being mini “Fire Marshalls” using their water squirters to drench the already used fireworks before they were disposed of.

"4th of July" "4th of July Outfits" "Brothers" "baby" "baby's first 4th of July"

I’m so bummed that the brother’s picture is blurry – I had to share it anyway as I still love it!

In true four year old fashion, they didn’t have much of an attention span for the fireworks and before long just started playing with other things.  Baby D wasn’t impressed with the heat or the fireworks! He passed out as it was way past his bedtime!  Once we headed back inside the boys treated us to a mini concert!  I look at K in that picture and swear I am looking at my teenager!

"4th of July" "Baby" "Fireworks" "Guitar"

We sure did miss Daddy this 4th of July.  We were happily able to talk to him on our drive home that night.  The 4th of July is his favorite holiday and I know it was hard for him to miss this.  We love you Daddy!

How did you spend your 4th?

Emily is a wife & mom living the Las Vegas family life. The owner and writer at Our Knight Life, Emily loves sharing her two adorable boys, all things Disney, getting back into shape after baby, cloth diapering, breastfeeding, and family friendly product reviews.
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  1. Happy blogiversary! I’m not sure when mine is..

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  2. That hat is killer! Love the pics. :)

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  3. Your boys are adorable! Happy Blogiversary!

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  4. Happy Blogiversary!

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  5. Samantha says:

    Happy Blogiversary!! K sound so much like Jacob when it comes to swimming! He loves to move all around in the water, but the second he can’t keep his head above the water he is like a leach on one of us! I am so excited to be apart of your blog, and can’t wait to see you in a few weeks!

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  6. Happy Blogiversary!

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  7. Adorable photos. Yuck about the heat, but at least you all had fun. Happy Blogiversary too, I just had my 3rd.

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  8. Happy 4th of July and Happy 4th Blogaversary!

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  9. Happy 4th and Congrats on 4 years!!! Little jus started swimming lessons and he loves it. I hope you’re little guy gets into the groove.

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  10. Happy Blogiversary! It looks like you had a great day.

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  11. Happy Birthday to your blog I’m at three years this year.

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  12. The kids look so cute :)

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  13. Happy 4th blog anniversary! I’ll be celebrating my 3rd blogiversary at the end of August. :)

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  14. There is so much cuteness in this post, from the baby picture of Squishy to your friendship to last night’s pics. Love it! &Happy Blogiversary!

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  15. That fedora on K is just too cute! Glad you all had a good time, and we’re thankful to your family for serving so that we can have Freedom and Fun on the Fourth every year.

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  16. Four years for me too! Happy Blogoversary!

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  17. I love all of the cute patriotic pictures and happy birthday to your blog!!!

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  18. Hope you had a Happy 4th of July and Happy 4th Blogaversary!

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  19. Happy 4th to you too.

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  20. kids do grow so quickly don’t they congrats on blogging for 4 yrs I started shortly before you i believe

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  21. It’s interesting to go back and see how much things change in just a few years.

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  22. Happy 4 years!

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  23. Happy Blogaversary! and everything else!! Love the pics!

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  24. Congratulations! I haven’t even been blogging a year. As always, your boys are gorgeous.

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  25. I cannot believe it has been 4 years! So happy that the bump and blogging brought us together!

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  26. Congrats on your blog!!

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  27. It looks like you had a great Fourth! Happy Blogiversary and many more :)

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  28. Happy 4 years!

    And little D’s tongue. My surro-baby does the same thing LOL!

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  29. Happy Blogiversary! I missed my 5 year blogging anniversary the first of April. :( I was so busy April and May, that I didn’t realize until June that I had missed it.

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