Monday, July 12, 2010

Mega-Scoop And Plans ; Caroline's Visit Recap, Part 2

Holy update, peeps. Get ready.

4th of July at the Starnes casa. We know how to party.

Rain in the forecast. Bummer. And, that's not just rain. That looks like a good old fashion Kansas storm.

Pre-event pics. Love Jack in this one. He's having a great time.

My two Carolines.

The fam.

Baseball outside with the kids. Lainey dusts off her shoes before batting. Naturally.

Fireworks! Or, that was the plan.


Here's Jack blatantly laughing at Lainey. Nice.

Good thing she can laugh at herself.

We left pre-rain and saw some fireworks from other celebrations.

Came home for charades.

Zoo Day.

My pretty sister with the punks.

A "sisters" shot.

Love these guys.

Potty, Jack?

Pizza dinner at Minsky's. Yum.

Concentrate, Carter! It's old school table top Frogger.

Lainey can eat an entire meal with babies in her lap. She's got mad skills.

Fireworks, take 2.

Caroline and I mod podged the kitty print from Weston. I love him. LOVE.

Time to say goodbye to Cawowine. Not an easy task for this group.

Caroline let Lainey keep Jo Jo the kitty until California. I'm not going to be present when she asks for her back.

This one makes me tear up.

And, we're off to La Jolla in the morning! I will try to post each day as we did last year. Easier for my little brain to do, rather than trying to remember upon returning.

Don't even think of trying to break in our house, if you were able to figure out where we live.

A. There's not much here you'd want.
B. We have people staying here and they are wicked strong.
C. Batman will be on full attack.

Off to pack! Later, bloggies.


Kim said...

Enjoy the mega-scoop. Have a great time on your trip!

aunt caroline said...

More good memories, and much more to come! Next week is going to be great! Good luck on that flight tomorrow. Seriously. Drink. Heavily. (on the plane)

Heather said...

so so so cute!!!
1. love the cute 4th cupcakes
2. love Lainey's green rain boots
3. love Caroline's TOMS
4. LOVE that yellow headband Lainey has on.

Good luck on your flights today! It's all families traveling this time of year, so don't sweat it. Last week I had like 15 babies on 1 flight. Wish I was there to help!

Dee Stephens said...

Cupcakes are too cute as are LC's headbands and bows.
Your sister is tiny and you guys are the cutest family!
Have a blast in Cali!!

Sara said...

Good luck with the punks and the flight!! Blood Mary for you. Bloody Mary for Blake. Benedryl for the kids?? :)

There are so many cute pics in this that I don't even know where to start. Love seeing Caroline with the punks. They love her so much.
Carter listening to the Star Spangled Banner (I assume) with his hand on his heart and arm behind his back. Awesome.
Lainey is so pretty. That pic of her holding the cupcake up to show you? Preciousness.
And Carter and Jack hugging?? Melted my heart. Then Jack holding himself - I cracked up.

Love y'all. Have a blast!!!

SASS said...

"Potty Jack?" Cracking up.
Love of the sister pictures, Case. Those kids love them some Cawowine. Next time I'm at my moms I'll grab those pictures and scan them.
Good thing we didn't plan on me taking you to the airport. I'd be driving on a donut all doped up on painkillers...who knows where we'd end up.
Have a great trip!!! Can't wait to hear about it.

Melissa said...

I totally agree with all of Heather's comments!
1. I love the 4th of July cupcakes! Was that a mix or did you figure that out on your own??
2. I am a huge fan of rainboots, I have 3 pairs :)
3. Caroline's TOMS are awesome too--love that company, and the owner, Blake, he came and gave a presentation at my school last year, it was super inspirational and even better, he is super cute!
4. Have an awesome vacation, can't wait to read all about it!

Merry Mack said...

My thoughts are with you as you manage three kids on the plane. Drinks make everything better. Great pictures. It looks like everyone enjoyed their sweet Caroline visit. I love those 4th cupcakes! Potty Jack? Is too funny. Enjoy your vaca.

donatelli98 said...

Jack's priceless - especially the potty one. I am at work and started cracking up. Chatty does that all of the time! All of the other ones are precious too (what else is new). Have a good time in La Jolla - can't wait to see all the pics and hear all the good stories! Is Caroline meeting y'all out there?

Megan (Best of Fates) said...

Sounds like a fantastic 4th - those cupcakes look delicious!

The Soladay Family said...

What a great slew of pics!
Lainey with the cupcakes
"Potty, Jack?"
Carter singing with his hand over his heart
Sweet Caroline with the kids
The family 4th of July pic

Have a freaking blast in Cali!!!

Coco said...

Love all of the pictures. What a great holiday and Lainey looks precious in her 4th gettups.

Y'all have super fun. Keep me updated. I will miss you my lovah.

The Lenzers said...

your cupcakes rock and so do sweet LC clothes, makes me want a girl so I can have your handmedowns. Have a great vaca, can't wait to read all about it! be careful

Hattie said...

Love all the pics! Looks like y'all had a blast! Have fun on the trip. "See" ya when y'all get back!

Brittny said...

your sister is ADORABLE!!!!!

how did you make those cool cupcakes?

lainey and jack keep me laughing with those crazy expressions.

carter, watch out b/c he's going to break some hearts before you know it! he's a cutie!!

have a great trip and i'll be watching from the FL!

Jodee said...

I also enjoyed the mega scoop! It looks like you had loans of fun on the 4th of July! Cute pictures of the punks!

Have a fun and relaxing vacation!

FROGGITY! said...

just now seeing this! loving the red white and blue cupcakes! what a FUN idea!

Live.Love.Eat said...

Yay, vacation! How exciting. I am just perusing to catch up!!!!