Saturday, July 5, 2008

Tea Party with Belle!

A friend of mine is in the town production of "Beauty and the Beast". Some of the cast got into costume and presented a "Tea Party" for the kids before the production today. Olivia went with one of her little friends and I must say it was WONDERFUL!!! They had people register ahead of time so there were only a certain number of spots for each time slot. They took pictures there of each of the kids with Belle but we won't get it for a while. Here are some of the snapshots I took. We had so much fun! It was the cutest thing ever.

Here are Little Cinderella and Little Belle waiting to see Belle and the Prince...aren't they beautiful?!?!?!?

This is when Belle came around to the tables to talk to all of the girls

Here is Olivia (I mean Cinderella) with Mrs. Potts and Chip
We also saw Babette, Lumiere, Cogsworth, and several dishes, but my little Cinderella wouldn't get close enough to them to take a picture. She was in awe and I agree with my friend who said how much fun it is to have little girls!

4th of July Festivities...

What a great 4th of July! We started out at the parade, where you can see that everyone took advantage of the water fight at the end! It was lots of fun. Olivia loves to get wet, but the trucks that come by to spray everyone kind of intimidated her, so she got a little nervous. My nephews played a trick on me to get my camera away from me so they could dump a bucket of water on me! They got me good. After lunch we went to the "carnival" so the kids could play on the big blow up slides. Then it was barbecue time and cake and ice cream for Daddy's birthday! We love to celebrate his birthday on the 4th with everyone there. Unfortunately, I was holding the cake and didn't get pictures of the big man blowing out his candles. Then it was time for the fireworks! Of course my brother came through with LOADS of fireworks and sparklers for the kids. It's so nice to sit in my front yard and have a great view of the city fireworks show that is so great every year. Overall it was a perfect day and the clouds even stuck around to make the heat bearable. I love the 4th!!!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Happy 4th of July!

I love the 4th of July. It's one of my favorite holidays. Parades, people, food, FIREWORKS, family...not to mention it's Gary's birthday! I just love it. I also love all it stands for. We are so blessed to live in a free country. I know there's a lot of turmoil in our country and an upcoming election that scares me a little, but at least we have the freedom to vote and make a difference and be educated. We have so much more than a lot of people in the world. I love it. I love my nephews who are serving in the army and I'm so proud of them! I love that we have people fighting for and protecting our freedom all over the world and I'm so grateful for them! Now let's party and celebrate all we have to be grateful for in this country!!!