Happy 4th of July!

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

We had a great day today! We started off with a slow morning. Harry went to ice skating camp and I cleaned while Dave hung out with Kate. Poor Will has an awful blister from ice skating and had to stay home from camp today. You all know that Miss Kate has not been napping for me AT ALL! So, today I told Dave that he was completely in charge of Kate. I needed to get some things done around the house (laundry). Of course, he puts her in for her morning nap and she lays right down and goes to sleep. WHY does this happen? It is so frustrating.

Our neighborhood has a parade every 4th of July where kids ride bikes and scooters through the neighborhood. Parents and kids decorate their wagons, bikes, scooters, golf carts and cars (even some little red convertibles) and there is a parade. At the end, everyone gets candy and popsicles and goes to the pool. It is very cute. Kate was supposed to be napping so only the boys participated this year. However, since I put her down this time, she never fell asleep!

Then, we went to the pool for a few hours. We came home and had a delicious dinner that Dave cooked. After dinner we headed to the soccer fields in our neighborhood for fireworks. It was a great crowd. Kate was not even phased by the fireworks. I am telling you nothing phases her!

I don't think Kate is legally an American yet. She has a green card and is a legal alien but she sure enjoyed her first 4th of July!


  1. Glad to see you had a Great Day...
    Happy 4th of July..
    Have a great week.

  2. What a happy day! Love the slide show and miss. Kate with those sunglasses and darling bathing suit.... priceless....
    What a fun place you live... Love the parade idea and iceskating camp. WOW!
    Sorry about the nap situation... wouldn't you know she would fall asleep for Daddy... lol

  3. They look too cute on that porch. Love the swim suit too! Don't you hate it when they do things for their dad and not you!

  4. Cute pictures! Love the one's with
    Kate and her sun glasses!

    Aunt Dooney

  5. What an awesome day! Kate and the boys are adorable :D I absolutly LOVE the swim suit, but I gota tell you that those shades make it!

    Well, gota pack ~ we're off to the caves when Dan gets home ~ but I could't go with out checking on the only peanuts we allow in our house :D

  6. Love the photos! The kids look so patriotic and I the swimsuit is scrumptious! I love the idea of a neighborhood parade, that sounds so friendly. I'm sure something like that would never be approved with our board of directors!

  7. Love your new blog look and your patriotic peanuts looked adorable.

    Hope you get all your laundry done...that is on my to-do list today also:)

  8. Kim,

    Kate obviously loves you so much that the idea of sleeping when you're around just doesn't work for her. Have you tried that whole putting her in the crib sitting down next to it and waiting while not looking at her trick? Then you slowly each day move further and further away? I'm sure you've heard of it. I saw it on supernanny and it seems to always work.

    Love that bathing suit. The kids look SO cute! Glad you had a great 4th.

    Thanks for the recipe. I'm going to try it this week! It's moving day--right now I'm sitting in the closet with my cat while the apt is being cleaned (its a huge closet). At least the internet is set up.


  9. Kim,

    Forgot to say congrats to Kate's 3 months home with her family! And she's cruising around the furniture! Go Kate! ;)

    I think I might try your roast chicken recipe Monday night (I want to make something nice since it's Jeffrey's first day at work).


  10. What a fun day! The kids look so cute in r,w,& b. It is such a great photo opp. LOVE Kate in her swimsuit too!

  11. She is your daughter...she's American. Seeing photos of that adorable little swimsuit just melts my heart. You can't get more patriotic than that. Happy belated 4th!

    Beth & Hope

  12. What great photos of your gorgeous kids. The one of the front porch is precious and Kate in her suit and glasses is soooo cute. Sounds like you had a great holiday.

  13. Awww, Kate looks adorable in her 4th of July bikini (or "kini" as Sophie would say)!

    Sounds like you had a blast! ;)

    Happy late 4th & talk to you soon!

    xoxo, Shana


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