"Party animals," the former Gossip Girl star captioned the pic, which shows her and her teen nephew showcasing their shared love of sick shades.
Judging from the festive, G-rated background, the relatives were celebrating Independence Day at some sort of family fun fair, which sounds like a far, far cry from how Lively and husband Ryan Reynolds spent the Fourth of July last year: in the company of Taylor Swift and a gazillion of her closest squad members.
The best squad of all, though, is family. In addition to Baylen, a recent junior high school grad, Lively and Reynolds are aunt and uncle to several lucky kids on both sides of the family. Last year the actress took nephews Jake and Bo Lively, sons of her former actor brother Jason (National Lampoon's European Vacation), to check out the Columbia University campus. A few months later, the mother of two escorted Reynolds' niece Heather to a party for Target. Reynolds also invited his many nieces and nephews to attend his Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony in December, which is where the couple's daughters, James and Ines, made their public debut.
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