Thursday, June 30, 2011

Red, White and Blue

I'm not sure why but I have really been into the 4th of July this year. Typically it isn't a holiday that I decorate for outside of a few flags but this year I decided to pull out some red, white and blue.

I thought I would be a little crafty and turned some toilet paper rolls into firecrackers. Cheesy.....maybe but I think they are fun.

I've had this little candle holder for a while and it's been one of the few things that I do put out each year. I decided to dress it up a little this year and added some ribbon.
I also decided to make a wreath for the front door this year. I toyed around with making a few firecrackers and adding to the wreath but decided not to, who knows I may change it up a little next year and add some.

I found these little flags in the dollar bins at Target for 3/$1.00. I love that aisle and always have to stop and check it out.

I didn't get a picture of it but I love how every year our POA purchases flags and puts one by the sidewalk in front of each persons house in the neighborhood. It's always a nice little surprise to wake up one morning and there they are. I love the very first day they put them out because they are lined up down the streets and just seem to give a sense of pride.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Good Times!

Wow, I just downloaded 399 pictures off our camera so to say I have some catching up to do is a bit of an understatement. So let's get started with our super great weekend with friends......

This past Saturday we helped celebrate our friends little boy's 1st birthday. I can't say enough about how cute his party was. My friend Kimberley did an extra special job putting his party together. Here are some pics of all the fun.

Levi with his cake
Love all the things that Kimberley made for the party (I hate I forgot to get a picture of the cute balloon wreath on the front door)

Each of the kids got to take home one of these fun freezer mugs
Kate being silly eating her skittles
the boys being boys
The birthday boy and his mama
David sitting in for John in the Pittman's family photo (this cracked us up)
The kiddos also had a great time playing with the toys inside.
It was a perfect night to just hang out outside. The kids enjoyed trying to catch fireflies and even were able to capture a little frog. We had so much fun hanging out with our friends on Saturday that we ended up getting together again Sunday night. Hey, we didn't want them to have to eat all of those left over cupcakes by themselves. Thanks Keys and Pittmans for a great weekend!