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Saturday, July 30, 2016

A Birthday Party

Happy Fourth Birthday to Cohen!
A four-year old birthday theme of beach balls and water slide full of sun, water, cake and presents and sliding all afternoon.

Almost everyone took advantage of the chance to get wet and cool off in the 100 degree temps. 


Then the birthday cake to share with all the guests. 


Singing Happy Birthday and blowing out the candles.


Opening presents is always fun.


And a lot of Teenage Ninja Turtles in the mix of gifts. 




Happy Birthday!! Four Years Old!

Time does go by so fast. Can't believe you're 4! I love watching you grow up. 


Friday, July 29, 2016

RVing on the 4th

Yogi Bear campground was our destination for the family 4th of July. Everything you expect on the 4th happened for us that weekend. Sun, water, food, and fireworks to name a few.

With temperatures reaching top of the nineties, we were glad to have pools and a splash pad to keep cool. 


With two large pools and a kiddie pool, everyday we headed for the water. Sliding was the best. We couldn't keep them away. 


Kids and adults took to the water like fish.



The pools were the highlight of every day. 



Snowballs were welcomed everyday, too, 
and chilling out at the RV site. 


And then fireworks for the 4th. Loud and colorful against the dusk sky. We made our way to the lake straight from the pool is why we're in swimsuits. 

It was by far the highlight of the weekend for me with a few hundred campers gathered at the lake at dusk saying the Pledge Allegiance to the Flag waving against the sky and singing National Anthem and firecrackers begin to pop and crackle and stream across the night sky. 


It was sweet to watch the little ones take it all in and I hope it's a tradition we can participate in every year.


It was a Happy 4th.







Thursday, July 28, 2016

Cinderella Day

We came away with some titles at the Cinderella State Pageant. We didn't take home the Overall winner in their Divisions, but did get some of the top four titles. There were Overall Division Winner, Division Beauty, Division Photogenic, and Division Personality with competition in casual wear, party dress, and playtime.

It went quickly with a lot of competition. 


And also a little stressful in the hallway while waiting for group stage time. 


They did great and couldn't have looked any cuter. 


We came away with Brooklyn getting Cinderella Tiny Tot Photogenic and 3rd runner-up in Overall Tiny Tot.  And Brynlee bringing home Cinderella Baby Beauty and 1st runner-up in Overall Baby.


I've said before "I LOVE PAGEANTS". And so do they.








Wednesday, June 22, 2016

June Birthdays

Mom and baby girl celebrate birthdays 6 days apart. So might as well have cake and gifts for both at one time.



Happy Birthday Brynlee and Jennifer. 



The little one enjoyed everything about her day. Loved watching her open her gifts and eating her birthday treats. 


Love my birthday girls.




Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Happy Birthday To You

The oldest in the child's generation has a birthday. Happy birthday to the sweet son, brother, husband, and father that you are.



So blessed to call you ours. 

Happy Birthday Brandon. 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Recital Day

Little Miss Brooklyn has her first dance recital. She loves the spotlight and the stage.

Behind the scenes she's all ready and waiting her groups turn to shine.


Her groups' routine choreographed to Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf. 
She did her steps, but maybe not in unison. But she did them.

She totally rocked it on stage. 

She was awesome before, during and after. 


And a little reception for her afterwards. 


Such a milestone for her. 


Can't wait for next year. 







Sunday, April 3, 2016

Easter Was Here

With the expectation of church services to worship our Risen Savior on Easter Sunday, we took to a nearby RV resort for the bunny, eggs and basket, and chicks activities on Good Friday and Saturday. 

Thirty-six eggs were dyed, glittered and stickered. Some were cracked and eaten. 


Both adults and little ones participated in the fun. 


Everywhere you looked or everywhere you went the Easter bunny was there. 
My special enflatable Bunny was the center of my holiday decorations. 


The Bunny was available for self photos which none of our crew would take him up on.


He was the Grand Marshall in the parade which we watched curbside from our site catching candy, necklaces, and toy novelties. 


And he was the leader of the group egg hunt. 


We made good use of all things camping:
Splash pad
Sand pile
Bike riding
Campfire 
Roasting hotdogs
And, s'mores 

All made for a great holiday.



Saturday, February 27, 2016

Monday, February 15, 2016

To My Valentines

Of course, I have quite a few Valentines. 
But these are by far the cutest. 


Mardi Gras baby sitting day (because schools and day care take a holiday for Mardi Gras) was combined with a Valentine party. We had Valentine candy and pizza and made a Valentine banner. 



Pink and red hearts were pre-cut before the party.  Each chose sizes and colors of the hearts they wanted. We lined them up and taped them together. And applied puffy heart stickers to our heart banners. 
 

 
And the littlest one put all her puffy heart stickers on all by herself. 


Happy Valentines Day to all my Valentines:
    ❤️ husband 
    ❤️ kids and their spouses and girlfriends
    ❤️ grand kiddos 
    ❤️ sisters 
    ❤️ brother 
    ❤️ And, blogger friends

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Latest in Pageants

The I'm After the Sunburst Nationals, there was Cinderella Preliminary. Always a great pageant. We've done every year. 

Brynlee at just 1 year cried and wasn't happy. Which has been her usual routine lately at pageants. She placed Cinderellja Baby Photogenic. 


And Brooklyn Cinderella Tiny Tot Overall Queen. Yay!! She did great. 


The Walker Pine Tree Festival Pageant we've also participated in every year. 
Brooklyn 3rd runner up. 


She loves pageants. 


Brynlee did awesome. No crying. No fussing. Walked out on stage by herself. But did not place. But that's ok.


A Circus Circus pageant. Just for fun. It was beauty dress and OOC.
They both got 3rd place. 
Brooklyn in beauty dress. 



Brooklyn a pop corn vendor. 

Brynlee in beauty dress. 


And little circus lion.


And a Christmas Angels pageant. 


Christmas Angels 
Brynlee - 1st, best fashion 
Brooklyn - Princess (next to Queen), most beautiful, best personality, photogenic, and overall photogenic 


Brooklyn - Princess (next to Queen), most beautiful, best personality, photogenic, and overall photogenic


She is so into pageants and going on stage.


And the Southern States Expo. 

Brynlee - Prettiest eyes.


Brooklyn- Queen and best fashion 


It's been fun.





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