Sunday, July 06, 2008

Holiday Happenings

God Bless America

I hope everyone had a wonderful Independence Day weekend! We headed down to visit Nolan's family in WV, as is our typical July 4th tradition. Their parade holds the title of the "Largest Small Town Fourth of July Parade in the U.S". Leila used to think the parade was for her birthday, but she now knows (I think) that it's not just for her. ;-) Nolan grew up right along the parade route, so we just walk out the front door and watch from the front lawn. It is normally 90+ and very humid, but this year it was just rainy, rainy, rainy. Leila and Mia were so worried that it would be canceled. Fortunately for them, it wasn't and they were able to fill their bags with candy. (They really don't care about the parade itself, it's all about the candy. And being at the beginning of the parade route, most everyone is extremely generous.) Another July 4th tradition is to attend the local carnival. Here is our weekend in pictures...

Dont Rain on my parade

Gathering candy in the rain (and mud!) with a friend.

Rain Rain 2

It's official! Leila is 7. Because her birthday falls on a holiday, she always gets more than one party. Lucky girl.

BDay Cake




Digital Kits: Shabby Miss Jenn's Happy Fourth


Kate said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your daughters are beautiful! Happy Fourth!

missy said...

Happy Birthday to Miss Leila! Wow, what a special day for you all. The girls are beautiful and I look like they had a ball on the Fourth! Glad you had a great time.

Somewhere In The Sun said...

What a fun day! I love their shorts and white tops. And that cake is amazing! I imagine they had a blast doing the jumping!

Can you email me at with your address for the top. I also have a question about sizing.


JinXiu said...

Love the 4th of July pictures and a very happy Birthday to Miss Leila. I also think the big celebration is for Leilas special day. The cake is beautiful. Have a great summer

LaLa said...

Happy Birthday sweet Leila! Looks like you had a fun fourth : )

Joe and Jane said...

The rain sure didn't put a damper on anything! Leila's hair is so festive in that top pic - cute!

Patty said...

Thanks for saying hello..what a beautiful family you have. Happy Birthday to Leila! Lucky number 7.

Steffie B. said...

ok....your scrap pages are the best!!!! The girls look adorable in their RW&B! ;)

Michelle said...

Wow...what fun!!

Happy Birthday to Leila!! How special to believe there is a parade to celebrate your birthday!!

Walker said...

The collages look Great and so does your new bloggy look!!
I love it!! ;0)

BoufMom9 said...

You have such a beautiful family!
I love the pictures , all of them!
I also just LOVE the look of your blog. Very pretty! :)
Thank you so very much for your wonderful comments on my blog. It meant a lot.
I have added you to my blogroll and will definitely be back ;)

Ronda said...

Loved catching up on your last few posts. Happy Birthday Leila-what a fun day to have a birthday. Your scrapbook pictures look adorable as usual. I loved hearing about your extended family-how fun to have so many international adopted children to call each other cousins. I noticed that Krista nominated you for an award...I agree with her...I love your blog-so glad I came across it.