Sometimes, the best vacations can happen in your own backyard…
We were too lazy (and cheap) to plan anything exciting for the Fourth this year. I’ve also been insisting that we check out the Oak Park Village Parade and fireworks show. I’m so, so, glad I stuck to my guns on this one. Lilly’s nap and sleep schedule was a bit out of whack but it was so worth it.
The rest of our low-key weekend included an impromptu cookout with some neighbors whose kids are virtually the same age as Lilly, lots of trips to our (amazing) public pool, bike rides, sidewalk chalk, sandboxes, ice cream and everything that summer should be.
Without all the packing, travel, hotel expenses and post-vacation laundry. I’m sure we’ll get around to planning a family vacation at some point, but for now I’m happy right where we are.