Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Hometown 4th of July

T Face Paint
Maggie in Shades
My favorite way to celebrate the 4th of July is in my tiny hometown.  Everyone gathers at the park where there is good food, games and races for the kids and usually lots and lots of sunshine.

T eats cotton candy
M eats cotton
After lots of prep and coaching in the weeks leading up to the big race my niece pulled off a win, her second in 3 years.  My nephew did well too - 3rd place isn't bad for a 2 year old.  Next time I think we'll make sure to give them the cotton candy before the race - a little sugar can only help their speed.

Joe Whyte - 4th of July
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26 comments:

urban muser said...

love the face painting. your nephew has amazing eyes in that first photo!

Karen said...

What sweet photos of your niece and nephew.
Looks like you enjoyed a great 4th. Glad to see
you made it home from your travels safe and happy.

Ashley Sisk said...

Looks like a really sweet time - I think I need to get back to basics and have a similar Independence Day next year.

i.ikeda said...

I have to agree with you. Obviously I don't go back to my "hometown" for fourth of July, since they don't celebrate it back in Brazil, haha. But I *do* prefer to go to the parade in the small suburb where my American "surrogate family" lives. Everyone comes back and it's sort of like you describe there. Nothing like it. Makes me all warm inside to have chosen this country to pledge my allegiance to.

ps.: I've got your cd ready to ship. :)

styleforlife said...

So cute!!! Such darling children! :-)

Angie Willis said...

Looks like you had a great day!

Clare B said...

Small community celebrations are always nicer than the big things I think - I always begrudge going to things like that when I'm back home but it's actually really lovely to seen everyone you've grown-up with and enjoy the "community feel".

Anna said...

Jamie, you certainly have the cutest models! I remember those sugar fix days with our daughter - not a good thing, but maybe on race day.....

Dorian Susan said...

Looks like a fun time. I live in a smallish community and studiously avoid all the hometown events. Perhaps I'm missing out. Your niece and nephew are cute as can be. Love the shot of her styling in her sunnies.

Dagmar said...

great photos Jamie, looks like you had a wonderful timeaswell as great weather.
xo

Stampmouse said...

nothing like the fourth of july to make you really fall in love with home again.

Karen said...

What great portraits of your niece and nephew! Love the face painting.

The Felix Family said...

Fun weekend!! I am glad you made it back in time to be with your family.

The Felix Family said...

Fun weekend!! I am glad you made it back in time to be with your family.

Cindy said...

they are the cutest ... love the face painting!

Ashley Bean said...

They are getting so big and they are adorable! Looks like you had a fun Holiday.

Marisa said...

So cute! Kids always make the 4th of July more fun :)

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

Too cute :)
Congratulations to your neice!

Shannon said...

Such great pictures, I love the little firecracker face painting, so cute. I totally can't wait until G gets bigger and we can do these sorts of things. Until then, we'll be in bed early cursing the fireworks for possibly waking sleeping babies! :)

Jen@Organized-Design said...

What great photos,they are so darling! Sounds like you had a great 4th!

justine said...

these look really lovely, looks like you had a great time.

Marcie said...

What fun!! There is nothing like a small hometown celebration!!

Courtney said...

Cute pics, Jamie! Congrats to your niece for her win! :)

~Kristina said...

How fun! Cheers on the win and show for the wee ones.

Kimia Kline said...

aw what sweet photos. i love going home for 4th of july too. there's just something so nostalgic about watching fireworks in the hot summer night.

lisa said...

Looks like a fantastic day Jamie!
You have a beautiful niece and nephew.

Have a fantastic weekend!

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