Monday, July 7, 2014

Last 4th of July as a Family of 3

We spent the 4th of July weekend in West Memphis with my parents. They have an oasis in their backyard, so, we decided to hang out there for a few days.

Isn't it nice?! I mean it may not be the beach, but it is pretty close to it in my opinion.

The day we arrived Miles had to get into Hidee and JoePa's pool. He donned his swim trunks, swimming diaper, puddle jumper, and swam with Matt.

The next day, we ventured over to Southaven, MS to get Matt some new shades. Miles even tried on a few hats....

Miles wanted to swim that night, too. He even tried putting on his own swimming trunks this time.

Friday was the 4th and we spent all day outside by the pool. I'm talking 10:00 in the morning until at least 4 or 5. God surely blessed us with great weather here in the South this year. We kept going on and on about how nice it felt outside.

Miles swam from 10 until about 2 when he needed to stop for lunch and a nap. Most of his lunch consisted of yummy fruit and fruit dip that my Meemaw made for us. 

I think Miles enjoyed the dip more than the fruit. :)

After nap time and pool time, we got all cleaned up and hung out on Hidee and JoePa's porch to watch the Macy's fireworks on tv and the other intermittent firework mini shows around the neighborhood. Miles enjoyed the sights.

On Saturday, my mom and I got pedicures and Miles hung out with Daddy and JoePa. Then, that night Miles spent a little time with Hidee and JoePa while Mommy and Daddy went on a date. I've been hearing great things about this little place called South of Beale and wanted to try it out. So, that's where Matt and I went for dinner. 

It is a quaint little bar and restaurant with very progressive food. They don't even carry Heinz ketchup b/c they make their own! I had grilled salmon with maple bacon brussel sprouts and a side of Gouda mac and cheese. Matt had the fish and chips. We enjoyed our food and will definitely go back, especially once Miller arrives and Mommy can have a signature cocktail!

After dinner, we drove to Maggie Moos on Main to have ice cream for dessert.

We were extremely grateful to Hidee and JoePa for hanging out with Miles while we went out on the town. I have to say, though, our night on the town was a lot different than our Downtown Memphis nights out once were. However, I would not change it for anything. It is weird how things change over time.

Hidee left for Vegas on Sunday, and the Cleek's headed home to Jackson. Miles had a great time on our "staycation", and so did Mommy and Daddy.

In fact, Miles had so much fun that he was worn out. 

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