Friday, July 5

Happy 4th!

Our neighborhood had a fun little July 4th parade yesterday morning.  People got all dressed up, there were snacks and drinks, and we got to meet more lovely people from our neighborhood.  Some highlights: Poesy finding a sprinkler along the way and Hope looking like the Independence Day fairy.  I love how much she loves holidays.

After the parade Johnny's folks came to town and we spent the rest of the day at a baseball game and watching fireworks.  It was a really great day with perfect weather.  You really can't even ask for more!

I also wanted to thank everyone who commented and sent emails regarding my grandma.  It's true that saying goodbye is a part of life, but it's also true that it isn't easy.  I really appreciate all of thoughtful messages.  She is definitely going to be missed.


  1. adorable photos! i love all your outfits :)
    Rebecca @ tr[i]b[e]cca

  2. What a fun way to celebrate the holiday and also bond with the people you live by!

  3. Hope's outfit is fantastic. Its so nice that your neighborhood had a parade. Hanna Marie

  4. I looove Hope's outfit!! Sounds like a great 4th of July! I totally wanted one of those delicious/horrible cookies Poe's eating! I love that frosting!

  5. so cute! love the dresses! looks like so much fun!

  6. This looks like so much fun! I was just talking to my mom yesterday about how I miss the 4th of July celebrations of my childhood where the whole neighborhood got together and just had a blast. Love all of your 4th of July outfits!

    Ladyface Blog

  7. cute post and outfits!

    sorry to hear about your grandma. i almost lost mine on mother's day, and she is only getting better now. it is so hard to lose a family member, no matter what their age is.

    all the best.

    ~ e ~

    p.s. here is a recent blog post that i wrote in honor of my baba.

  8. sounds like a fantastic day!
    i love how much you teach your girls to express themselves, Hope's outfit is fantastic! Poesy is just adorable as always!

  9. I love hope's outfit, I thought maybe she was in a play or parade or something like that but just wearing it all on her own is amazing! I love it.

    Fashion and Happy Things

  10. Your outfit is so cute! Looks like you guys had such a fun 4th of July!

  11. what a fun way to meet your neighbors! Its always fun when neighborhoods gather together. That doesn't happen everywhere!
    Leah Faye
    e plus l

  12. I love Hope's outfit, so festive! It looks like you all had a lot of fun!

  13. I am so sorry about your grandma, sweety. <3 They are always with us, and for me, 'tis does help to remember they lived a full, sweet life filled with love, care and happiness.

    Your little family is adorbs, and happy belated 4th!

  14. Hahaha, Hope is so freaking adorable!!! Definitely in the Fourth of July spirit!!!

  15. your dress!! oh my goodness. it's perfection.

  16. Ohhh my gosh Poe's little hat. And the pigtails and dress. I can't stand it, she's the cutest.

  17. Hope's outfits is so much fun- she totally reminds me of myself when I was younger! When I was 8 I saw a Midsummer's Night Dream and dressed up like a woodland fairy- haha! Your dress is adorable, too!

    Xo, Hannah

  18. Looks like a wonderful time! Happy 4th to you and yours!

    Blessings & peace!

  19. You gals all look so awesome in your patriotic outfits!!

  20. I love the pics! Did you make the dresses? You have the most adorable family - I not-so-secretly want that tutu

  21. Poesy's hate barrette is so cute. Your family is too sweet.

    I'm glad you all had a wonderful fourth!

  22. How lovely! I just realized you REALLY have your own style. Everytime I'm like "that's so Katie". It's great!

    Valentina Duracinsky Blog