The Holiday Hat: No Calorie Cake

Ya right. This cake was loaded with calories, but that didn’t stop me from having a slice (or two). Our holiday ended with sparklers in the backyard, fireworks in the front and the Macy’s Firework event on TV. Man, did that disappoint. But, that’s another story. Hope your holiday was just as swell.

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The Holiday Hat: America’s Birthday

Happy Independence Day! We’re spending it with family, pool time, barbeques and lots of red, white and blue! Meanwhile, Ryan’s at work. Boo for him. It’s Quarter end. Or month end, or something like that.

I took some photos of the kids this morning and boy was it a big deal! I have to wonder, who are those moms who can get their toddlers to sit, smile and be patient while you take photos? And what do those moms bribe their kids with? No. Seriously. Tell me how!

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANanni stopped by to help out. Isn’t Colton a little giant? He’s 7 months old and nearly taking Nanni down like an anchor.

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We wish you a wonderful day of celebration. Freedom. Independence. And equality for all.

The Parenting Hat: Kelsey’s Pledge

Kelsey has a holiday message for you all: Here she is saying the Pledge of Allegiance in honor of our Independence Day. You may need to turn up your volume (I couldn’t get too close for fear of getting wacked in the head by her flag).

The Foodie Hat: After dinner treat

Friday night my husband and I had a date: A date to our local yogurt shop for a delicious treat to cool us down. We took Kelsey bug, in her Fourth of July gear, and boy did she love it! xo

The Holiday Hat: Fourth of July Weekend

Kelsey’s school encouraged everyone to wear red, white and blue today. Dress up? You don’t have to tell us twice. Happy Fourth of July weekend.