Lauren's New Bike & The 4th of July

12:32 AM Posted by Natalie

Time for a picture share! Lauren's birthday isn't until the 17th, but she has been BEGGING for a bike and helmet. Every day she wants to ride a bike, but we didn't have one for her. So on a recent trip to Wal-Mart, I decided to just get her present early. Here she is with her new bike and helmet:

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(Yes, we need a new driveway!)


On the 4th, several families right around us get together for a party every year. We've made friends quickly and were invited this year. The day started out rainy and we were only supposed to get a break for a few hours. Thank goodness meteorologists are wrong more often than they're right! We were able to get in all of our festivities and fireworks. The kids had a BLAST! We had fun, too ;) We really do have some great neighbors.

Here is the Princess Peanut all decked-out for the 4th. All the neighbors call her Cindy Lou Who:


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Lauren and Addison:

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Isn't Addison adorable? Her daddy is a little worried about all these boys living right down the street from his two beautiful girls, LOL!

Lauren:

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The whole gang:

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Kyle absolutely LOVED the sparklers:

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This one cracks me up! That's my Kyle:

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Lauren watching while Daddy lights her sparkler:

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She is in awe:

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They were all exhausted by the end of the night. Kyle was just totally wasted. He doesn't handle being tired very well and had a complete meltdown. But they all had a marvelous time and it is just SO wonderful to have this kind of atmosphere for them to grow up in...FINALLY. I want them to have great memories of their childhood. Shaun and I are already looking forward to the next party! LOL!

2 comments:

  1. cbdkndmom said...

    Sounds like you have a wonderful neighborhood. I like mine, but there aren't a lot of kids KK's age, or C's age for that matter. Looks like everyone had a great time. Lauren's bike is adorable! I love the helmet!

  2. Blessed*with*Seven said...

    Looks like everyone had so much fun!!!! I love Laurens "Girly" bike so cute cant believe how big she is getting....she looks like a differnt girl everytime I see pictures and is as pretty as can be. I enjoyed reading your update :)