04 July 2008

Happy 4th of July!

We hope everyone has a safe and fun holiday! Happy Birthday America!

I didn't get a great picture of them together yet...but look at what a difference this year made! I expected to see the major difference in how much James has grown up but I have to admit I was a little surprised to see just how much Miss Kirstyn has changed!

Well, and since I was looking back at past 4th of July pictures, I realized that Kirstyn has had a 'theme' outfit every year and I have gotten a pretty good picture every year. Wow, my baby is really growing up! I have a 4th picture from 2004 also but I didn't have it on my blog to pull into this post. I will have to do some looking for that one. Here is Kirstyn in '06 and '05.

Are you wondering why I am more consistent with my 4th of July pictures than with other holidays? Well, the 4th of July has always been a big and fun holiday with my family. We used to do family reunions every summer on the farm and have a blast cooking catfish and making homemade ice cream! I have a lot of really great memories from the 4th and I guess I just want it to be a fun holiday for my kids. We usually go to the Arlington Parade and to the Texas Ranger's Ballpark for fireworks but this year we are at Fiesta Texas in San Antonio! Watch for updates!!!
Does your family have any 4th of July traditions?



Miss July...not...yet said...

adorable pics. A yr is an amazing difference, isn't it?

Kamis Khlopchyk said...

Aw what cute kids, love the July 4th outfits. I have always had T-shirts for Canada day for the kids since Jack was a baby. We are proud to be Canadian!

Happy July 4th!

Unknown said...

I love the pic of her in the hat. My how she's grown! And James too of course!

We are making the parade a tradition. We went again this year!

3 Girls and a Daddy said...

It is crazy how much they change in a year. Too cute!

Jen said...

It's just too crazy how fast our little ones grow! Your kids are ADORABLE!!!