Saturday, July 5, 2008

Happy 4th of July!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! Ours was fantastic! I think this was my favorite 4th of July yet :-) Our day started with a bike parade that our cul-de-sac put together. We decorated the kids bikes and then took them on a little parade around part of the neighborhood. Afterwards, they had snacks and played outside for a couple of hours.
Noah and his girlfriend, Savannah:
I made the mistake of challenging my neighbor LaTanya to a scooter race on the kids' scooters. Bad idea - she kicked my butt, lol!
After we came home and refreshed (i.e. napped!), we went to another neighbor's house for a late afternoon/evening party. The kids had a blast, and so did us adults! My husband had a little too much fun, but that is a whole nother story, lol. Once it got dark, we walked across the street to the big hill in our neighborhood - you can see the fireworks that they shoot off in the center of town (without fighting the traffic and dealing with parking!) The kids went to sleep waaaay past their bedtime, and Chloe was a bit on the cranky side today, but it was well worth it! We made up for our active day yesterday by having a low-key one today. We did go fishing with Chip and Lisa and the girls (next door) at the pond near our house, so that was fun. Noah had never been before (nor had I!).
Noah with his girlfriend Savannah and soon to be sister-in-law, Kaylee, lol:
I'll leave you all with my newest layout. The journaling lists all of Noah's friends and mentions how amazing it is that at 3 1/2, he has almost as many friends as I do, heheah!
I also want to tell you guys about this awesome RAK that Emily from Luxe is doing this weekend - you can win: 10 sheets of red & Blue Simply Luxe, 2 sheets of Color Me...Strarstruck, 2 12 x 12 sheets of alpha stickers, 1 red & 1 blue sheet of die-cut journaling jotters, 1 set of red label stickers, 1 white dot border rub, 1 white alpha rub & 1 set of blue epoxy stickers. The winner will be posted on Monday morning, so go check it out before it ends!
Hope everyone had a safe and wonderful holiday!!


doris said...

such a fun layout. love the title. so clever. :D

happy 4th of july. so great that your neighborhood sounds awesome. better get to training so you can win the scooter race next year. :D

tease. ha! so funny. my little chubalub will be five in october. sniff sniff. but at least he doesn't got to kindergarden this year. we get a bonus baby year. whew. :D

Karla Smith said...

Staci, I just love to read your Blog. It sounds like you ahd the Most fun yesterday the 4th. I love that you had a scooter race.
I adore your DD little independence shirt, the pic of her eating watermelon,and my favorite is the one of your DS with his arm around his GF and future SIL. LOL and he is only 3 1/2.
I love that your son has so many friends at his age, It says alot about your lil guy.

I want to especially thank you for keeping up with my DS in Afghanistan and all your kind words of encouragement on my Blog. They mean so much and he just loves reading the comments.

Pearl said...

What what a fab time on 4th of July in your neighbourhood ! Truly red, white & blue makes for such great pics ! Love what everyone is wearing & doing ! ( lol ! ) in your piccies !

Here our colours are Red & White !Not everyone's cup of tea !

& Your Mr Popular layout is such a blast !!! wonderful pix of MFs & pps ! Love how you mix it all up so well ! & I now regret not getting those Lil Davis Chipboard Alphas ! teehee !

Cant wait to see what you'll do with the SEI Poppy line - or rather the CMK kit next ! Love the mix of CB embellies in that kit !

Danielle said...

Wow, what CUTE pics! Looks like you guys had a fun 4th!! I just love that layout, it is so cute!!!

TatumW said...

Looks like soooo much fun and your kids are so cute! I would love to experience the whole July 4th thing! Have a fabulous week! Tatum xx

Amy W. said...

super cute photos! looks alike a great time was had! love the layout too. :)

Dena said...

That layout is AWESOME!!!!

It looks like you and your whole dang neighborhood had such a blast. That would just NEVER happen in mine LOL.

Great pics of your cutie kiddos too!

Jen said...

What a wonderful idea to do a bike parade! They look like they had so much fun! You took some awesome photos! Love the one with their arms around each other. Soooo cute! Beautiful layout too. :)

Norma Kennedy said...

Loving all the awesome pics- Looks like you all had a fantastic time but my fav pic is the circle corner one. The angle is so cool ! Also I wanted to say congrats for making the CMK team your projects were all phenomonal. and congrats the pub you are on a roll girl. Also thaks for the tag. Didnt really get much time to complete it but linked back to your blog on mine.A ton f Hugs, Norma

Becky Heisler said...

OMG Staci- looks like you had a blast over the 4th, your kids are ADORABLE TOO!!!!

Diana said...


What a FANTASTIC LO; I LOVED all the pictures, the design, everything about it, this is a WINNER as well. Can't wait for you to post all the pictures so I can order prints.

Sounds like you all had a wonderful time July 4th; my grandkids looked like they had a blast.


Aida Haron said...

Staci, what fun you had !!! The photos are totally adorable, love the red, white and blue on the bicycles. I wished we had neighbors who are as friendly, here city people limit themselves to just quick *hellos* we don't go to each other's homes.

The layout Mr Popular is amazing ! And thanks for the get well wishes.

TatumW said...

PS...I've given ur blog an award on my blog :)

Renee Lamb said...

Staci what awesome pics girl! It looks like y'all had such a fabulous weekend and your little ones are THE CUTEST! And that scooter race - hee hee hee - I love those scooters! Glad y'all had a great 4th! hugs!

Jen Sue Wild said...

These pix are just Fab!!
I love the LO you did it is so sweet.