Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Birthday Dude.

I wasn't lying when I said I had more coming your way!  I'm just finally getting my act together and posting.  These pictures of my nephew were snapped a few months ago.  He is such an adventurous and happy boy!  This guy's got 4 older siblings so is always acting like a bigger boy than he really is.

But now on to the really good stuff.  A baby's first birthday is special for so many reasons.  One of my favorite parts is seeing them light up over their cake.  It's so fun to see them get all excited and dive face first into the coat of sugary sweet frosting.  Daner Dude, my most recent nephew is such a fun little guy.  As the youngest of four kids, it was a simple and fun birthday!

And of course, what baby or child's birthday is complete without some crazy sugar induced hyperactvities?

What's your favorite part of a baby's first birthday?

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Independence Day

Independence day has always been one of my favorite holidays.  I love the colors, the patriotism, the barbecues, and of course — the fireworks.  I think though, what makes July 4th such a special day for me is the bond you can’t help but feel with everyone around you.  Something remarkable happens when you know that every person in the good ol’ U S of A is standing tall, celebrating the freedoms this country provides, and honoring the thousands of men and women who courageously defend this great land.
This year was a little different for us.  I didn’t get a chance to snap any pictures of fireworks from this year’s celebration because my arms were filled with a heavy, half-awake baby.  But I don’t mind.  Watching her barely open eyes light up as fireworks shot through the sky was worth it.


Sorry for the lul in posts lately.  I have a lot coming your way, I promise!  Hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July!

What's your favorite 4th of July tradition?