Thursday, July 16, 2009

2009 Carnival Parade

Every year midway through the week of the carnival, the Volunteers have a parade! This year, we got to walk to the parade, which was wonderful!! So, we packed up the stroller, grabbed our chairs, & headed up the street! The girls couldn't wait to see what would be in this year's parade! They loved waving to all the firefighters, police officers, girl scouts, politicians, dancers, & sports players! It wasn't as long as last year's parade, but we enjoyed it! Afterwards, we headed to Little Lou's for crab cakes & crab soup for dinner - a perfect end to the day!

Jillian enjoying a frozen Go-Gurt waiting for the festivities to begin!

Craig sat next to Jillian & when he sat down she put her little hand next to his on the arm of his chair - it was so sweet I had to capture it!

Kylie got the prime seat for the parade - on Daddy's lap!!

Baltimore County Firefighters carrying the colors to start the parade!

Hometown Heroes - the Rosedale Volunteers!

This is an antique rescue squad car - it looked like Ghostbusters!

The girls liked this one! Garfield caught a ride!

Work, Shop, Worship, Live - Rosedale, MD!!

An antique fire truck from Dundalk, MD

This was another favorite of the girls - County Council Chairman, Joe Bartenfelder drove down the route on his tractor!

The St. Clement Church Girl Scout Troop!

And the Brownie Troop!!

Kylie & Jillian loved watching them throw their batons!

Rosedale Soccer Club - we are signing Kylie up for Clinic next season, so she maybe on the float next year!!

New Edition Dancers!

Kylie & Mom-Mom trying to watch the dance routine!

Kylie just LOVED the parade & did NOT want to go home!
Only a few more days of the carnival - but I am sure we'll be headed back over before it ends! I know the girls will miss it once it's gone, but it'll be back next year!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Annual St. Clement/Rosedale VFD Carnival!!

It's that time of year again - the annual St. Clement School/Rosedale Volunteer Fire Dept. Carnival!! Since we live across the street now, the girls can see all the rides & tents from our house & have been more than eager to go! I get asked numerous time a day, "Can we go to the carnival?" or "It's still there, Mommy, can we go?" So, last night we all headed over for some rides, games, food, & fun!!

Mom-Mom got the girls ride wristbands so they could ride any ride they wanted as many times as they wanted! This was Jillian's first year riding the rides & she was SO excited & did really well on each one! She even rode some by herself when Kylie wanted to ride something different or keep playing games. They also LOVED playing the games & winning prizes! They won stuffed animals, a baby doll, a doll house, & a farm game! After a fun night, we headed home with some tears because they didn't want to leave....but tonight is the parade so there will be lots more fun - and pictures!!

The girls riding the "Wiggle Worm"

It went a little faster than we thought, but they did a great job!!

Pony Cart Ride! Jillian held onto the reins & Kylie rang the bell!

Hang on tight!!

Kylie couldn't wait to ride the Carousel!

Playing the "Best Stand in Rosedale" - Kylie was biting her nails waiting to see if her number would be called! It was!!!!

Jilly Bean riding the Jetskis!

Can you tell she's having fun???

Kylie's turn to ride the waves on the jetskis!
What a great time we had & we will definitely be returning before the week is over!! Tonight is the parade with lots of trucks, bands, dancers, & more! Keep posted for pictures! Thankfully, we don't have to worry about parking this year! :)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Playdate with the boys!!

Yesterday, we had the pleasure of going over to one of my best friends' house for a birthday playdate! Natalie & Nicole weren't able to make it to Kylie's b-day party, so we set up a playdate to celebrate! The girls LOVED playing with the boys, Connor & Gavin!! It was really sweet how they each attached themselves to one of the boys! Kylie loved to follow Gavin around & make sure he was okay & even helping him "dunk" a basket while playing basketball! And Jillian just loved following Connor around & giving him lots of hugs & kisses....I think there is a little crush there! :)

Nicole was the greatest hostess! The kids had a ball playing with all the cool toys & loved playing outside in the playhouse, on the swing & slide, & even running through the sprinkler!! Jillian had a ball just sitting on the sprinkler & getting soaked! Then, she made us all a very yummy lunch before having presents & a treat of brownies & ice cream! What a day!! Kylie even said that they were the "best brownies EVER!" Here are some of the pictures I took of our fun day together:

Jillian's jumping the jiggles out while dancing to a fun song!


Jillian loves her juice!

Gavin flashing his adorable smile!

Super cute, Connor!

Jillian giving Connor a hug!

Kylie & Jillian setting up their "Ice Cream Shoppe"

Time for some sprinkler fun!!

Gavin & Nicole making a run through the sprinkler!

Jillian taking a rest on the garden wall....I just thought this was too cute!

Oooh...that's cold!!

Sisters having fun!

Let's go, Gavin!

Gavin loved the sprinkler!!

Hi, Connor!!

Whee!! The slide is more fun in a wet bathing suit!!

Connor loved looking for the cucumbers in Aunt Nicole's garden!


Kylie giving Gavin a quick kiss while pushing him on the swings.

Kylie loved the kangaroo plate that Miss Nicole gave her for her yummy treats!

Blowing out the candle on her birthday brownie! The boys were too cute singing to her!

Yummy ice cream!

Jillian devoured her ice cream & brownie!

Kylie opening her gift from Miss Natalie, Mr. Sean, & Connor!

She loved her Princess Books from Miss Nicole, Mr. Shawn, & Gavin!
Thank you, Nicole for having us over for a great playdate! It is so neat to watch our kids play with each other just like we used to when we were little! We love you all so much & can't wait for our next playdate!!