Tuesday, July 05, 2011

The 4th

We had a good one!

Caroline and I made these ice box cookies while the fam played on the beach. 
I've never flavored food with Jello.  It works!

We drove into the city later than we had planned......but the kids had to bathe after returning from the beach.  We grabbed a good spot, regardless.  Sat in front of the Tile Shop in Seaport Village.  Great view of the boats and fireworks.

Brought a picnic and visited before the show.

The kids love Seaport Village.  Ducks to see......cute shops to peruse.....all by the water.  Caroline and I like it, too.  Reminds us of our vacations here.

Go Fish with the punks.  Super fun!

I love seeing little faces light up when they see the fireworks.


This guy, too. 

Sweet Blake walked a mile plus to park the car while we secured our spots.

Urban Lounge is a cute store in the village.  They carry bebe Toms!  Love them.

Happy kids.

I promise my kids don't live on soda.  It seems that I'm always posting pictures where they're downing some sugary drink.

My pretty girls.

The kids played football and then everyone practiced touchdown dances.

Blake's was fantastic.

Caroline was really into it.

Then, Blake got crazy and joined her for the Roger Rabbit. 

They even clicked heals like Kid 'n Play.

I ain't telling no lie.

Everyone danced.  We're a wild bunch.

Crab hunting.

Home late......and slept in.  There is a strange phenomena in the Starnes house right now.  Kids are sleeping until 9am each morning.  Granted, they are up late.....but that typically doesn't guarantee a late wake up.  It's been lovely.

I love lazy summer.

We've been home all day......naps for most.......cooking out tonight and then a trip out somewhere.  Either the harbor or the zoo.

Back soon!


Jodee said...

Seriously, you guys always have the best time! It looks like you had loads of fun on the 4th of July.

I am soooo jealous of your lazy summer! We are going to bed late and getting up even earlier. Summer sucks around here!

Dee Stephens said...

I want to run around with you guys all day! So fun!

The Lenzers said...

How the hell do your kids stay up so late? Must be all the cokes, HA! We were all asleep before the fireworks started. You and Caroline have the same hair color, at least it looks like it in the photo

Allison said...

Your kids are so cute! I love Seaport Village. I miss SD. Love thatyou celebrate with friends, family and yummy cookies. Happy 4th.

Vincent Family said...

Looks like so much fun!! And I LOVE the Kid N Play dance, nice moves.

Kristen said...

Your family just makes me smile...
Cookies. Yum. Have any leftovers? Perhaps pack them in a box and send them to Wisconsin. Please and thanks.
And the smile on Jack's face due to the fireworks is beyond amazing.
The touchdown dances? You guys rock. Insane. Pure craziness. Perfection.
And your hubs is simply amazing. You caught yourself a good one Case...

Nicky said...

I found your blog through a chain of other blogs and I just have to tell you how much I enjoy reading it each day. Your kids are so darn cute and your writing is so honest. I get a good laugh reading about all of the adventures you guys have together.

Happy Summer!

donatelli98 said...

Love it - especially the ones of Blake dancing - super fun!!

starnes family said...

Thanks, Nicky! Send me your blog address when you have a second.


Monica said...

I love your precious family! You guys have so much fun!

Coco said...

Jack had a Diet DP and a real Coke. Plus cookies dyed with jello?

starnes family said...

Coco........they don't drink the whole cans of soda, ding dong.

Impulsive Addict said...

Is it just me or does Carter look like he's grown 6 inches this summer?

Don't be lying to Coco.

FROGGITY! said...

:) to the cookies! very cute. i love the 4th, how much fun did you all have?! how awesome to spend it with family.

Merry Mack said...

Whaevs. you know you let your kids down a 12 pack a day.

I love the touchdown dances. You all look like you are having a fabulous time and just love Caroline being there.

Nicky said...

Here's my email nicky@deglazing.com


Sara said...

Bebe Toms??? I'm on it.

Miss Sweet Tea said...

What a fun time! Y'all are so cute dancing! The kids are so precious :)

PS - sorry for just now getting around to commenting!