Monday, May 4, 2009

Shrimping and Skating

On Saturday, M to to the Izz-A and I took Kake to the Shrimp Festival in Downtown Fernandina Beach. I absolutely love Centre Street because for some reason, while walking along that street, it's easy to pretend that I'm on vacation somewhere far away. And that's what I do, go on imaginary vacations...


Here she is, headed for the festival with enough sunscreen and excitement for the both of us. Please don't be jealous of my hair parting abilities. When ya got it, ya got it. And when ya don't, ya don't. And well, I don't. But like the old saying goes: Blondes with crooked parts have more fun.


Touring one of the coastguard's boats. Not quite a shrimp boat, but close enough.





I enjoyed some of the best shrimp I've ever eaten while Matt chowed down on some crawfish. Rock on dude. I'm all about some lobster tails, crab legs, and fried calamari, but I've got to draw the line somewhere.







I've always been a firm believer that people hear what they want to hear.

What I actually said: Awwww, take a picture of us with this pirate.

What he apparently heard: Awwww, take a picture of us with this pirate's crotch.

It didn't make a difference though, because as you can clearly tell from the photo, Kate was not a fan of the pirates.

Also let it be known that nothing was done to earn the beads...they were handing them out freely!

There's nothing quite like cooling off with a chocolate ice cream cone. Or so I've heard...
Later that afternoon we went to the Roberson triplet's first birthday party at our local skating rink.
I remember going to that same rink was I was a kid and hoping that my mom would just drop me off instead of going in and hanging out while I skated. She never did drop me off and I guess I'm thankful for it now. Although it really cramped my style back in the day because you know I loved playing "We like the cars, the cars that go boom" on the jukebox.

Enjoying their cakes



I thought her hot pink skates were adorable. They were a little big but she didn't seem to notice. She didn't want to take them off.

Hey Matt, Jack Tripper called and he wants his skates back.






Having fun...

...and then she starts in with her favorite phrase as of lately, "Hold me Mommy." I must admit, I don't mind.


Abbi and Adam



Kennedy enjoying her balloon


On the road to our house there is a small field of flowers that Kate points out every time we ride by, so after church on Sunday we stopped to let her play for a while.



The flowers made for some beautiful shots of my love...










I hope you all had a great Monday. I'm off to read a little more of Twilight. I know, a little late to jump on the bandwagon. I finally gave in and decided to read the series to find out what all the hype was about with Edward Cullen. I started reading The Shack a little while back but was having to share the one copy we own with Matt, and let's face it, that's just not practical. You read a page, I read a page, you read a page, I read a page...What are we? In elementary school? So I'm going to read the Twilight series until he finishes.
Have a great week!



35 comments:

The Pink Owl said...

I love the pictures! I'm jealous of your tan!

Melissa said...

you are absolutely gorgeous Hollie crooked part and all! No Really I love it! ANd little Kate is such a doll too! My little Bindy has that same top! OR at least we wear it as a top with her jeans! Girl clothes are so fun!

tickledpink said...

I LOVE the pictures of you and Kate in the field of flowers!

Miss Anne said...

What gorgous pictures! You have a lovely family! :)

p.s. i'm a little late on the bandwagon too, am just finishing the first book!

:)

Kerri said...

Great pictures in that field...So cute of Kate!

Two Little Lambs said...

I love the pictures, esp. the ones with the beautiful flowers! You're going to LOVE Twilight! I just finished the entire series and am longing for more. Enjoy.

SassyTimes said...

Those pictures in the field are gorgeous! The last one of you two is so special. I love them.

<----- That's me... said...

Twilight is really good. Trust me, I started on the band wagon late too. But when I did I couldn't get off. I'm now in the 4th book.

haha...
Those pictures are adorable you always get the best pictures of her!

Caroline said...

Oh it sounds like the perfect day! love the pictures of Kate!

Rebecca Jo said...

Men just dont get it when taking a picture... the pirate crotch shot... I totally understand..

& I have to tell you - I laughed with TEARS at the Jack Tripper comment...

& your little angel is just as beautiful as always... her smile always makes my day!!!!

Shannon said...

You have such an adorable family! Love all the pictures!

Team Clancy said...

Those pictures are all breathtaking.

Tiffany said...

Those are great pictures and it looks like you had a wonderful weekend!

Q. and La. said...

Super fabulous! You guys look great, and you look thinner yet!? As I read and saw all her beads I was like OH MY, NO WAY DID HOLLIE LET HER DO THAT... but then there were no services given for the beads.... haha

Megan said...

Love the pictures in the field!

Justin and Jenn said...

OH my gosh...I want to live right there and go to that shrimp festival everyday!

Suzette said...

I love all the pics.. especially in the field.. This post makes me want some shrimp! :)

Emily said...

all of the pictures are darling and your tan is beautiful! I love kates piggy tails! soo stinking cute... where do you shop? U always look so cute and where do you get all of Kates cute clothes too?

Heather said...

GREAT pictures!! What a fun weekends and I L-O-V-E that dress you are wearing at the skating rink!!! SO CUTE!!!

Sweet Simplicity said...

I love the field of flowers pics! So pretty!

Sarah said...

I have the same problem with hair parting.

The pics in the flowers are beautiful. Looks like you had a great weekend!

sal gal said...

a few things:
1. nice hat matt.
2. i see you went on to the festival without me. boo you.
3. i'm glad you made that disclaimer about the beads because i was gonna have to have a little sit-down with kate.
4. regarding mom and the skating rink: i'm not thankful, i'm still bitter ;-)

Vineyard Vogue said...

Your post made me laugh so hard! I love your commentary on your photos, lol.

Great photos! As always, Kate is ad-or-able!

Terry - Pamela - Skylar - Ralph said...

You are going to LOVE Twilight!! I shamelessly read all 4 books in 8 days. :)

Love the pics!! :)

writing4612 said...

You got some really great pictures!

Chic Runner said...

Hello perfect family! you guys are SOOO CUTE! :) That is so cute that she was skating. Love the pictures and kate is way too cute!

Casey said...

Every time you post pictures your family just gets cuter and cuter :)

Kelly said...

The flower pictures are GREAT!! My daughter also has to endure crooked parts, it is too damn hard to make it straight. (Plus she won't stand/sit still that long!)

*~! megs !~* said...

your family is the cutest thing EVER!!

Crystal said...

Hi there! I had to leave a comment because those pics of Kate are amazing! Like you I just recently started the Twilight series as well. I am just trying to stay hip!

Melissa said...

Hey stop by when ya get a minute...I hae a little sometin for you!

JAMIE GRAY said...

Aww! I love the flower pics!!!

Lianna Knight said...

Very cute pics!! You DO remember that I live in Jacksonville, don't you! I missed you AGAIN at the Shrimp Fest :(

amy said...

Wow, those pics in the flowers are AWESOME! I'm jealous of the fab weather there, it's all rain and gray here.

Easy way to part hair: brush back as if to put in pony tail, then use the tip of a comb to drag a part line from the forehead to the nape of the neck. On second thought, though, she might not want to sit still for that, lol!

momofmoddy said...

Hol,
These are the cutest pics of Kate and of the whole family together having fun(in between--Im gonna pull my hair out moments). You're making memories with your little doll and thats what its all about.Youll NEVER EVER FORGET THESE MOMENTS.
Camera's can be a bit deceiving when describing a whole day but you remember when you look back 25-30 years from now how precious each moment was. You think sometimes they will never become independent and then they are gone.
I remember one day when Sallie was young and she wanted to stop in front of all the store fronts at Five Points (ask someone)and I remember saying come on we have to go and get home and this and that. Then all of a sudden, I thought-time can stand still right now=-I'm tired of hurrying and dragging her along so quickly. So..........we took our time......we looked in the store windows, we talked about what was in them...,,I slowed down to just spend those precious moments with my little girl and didnt care if the whole world stood still.
That's been about 30 years ago and I remember it perfectly til' this day.
We live in a hurried world but do take time to seize those moments and I know you do....YOu will never be sorry....
By the way, it makes a mom feel good when you remember your childhood, even if you were making fun of goofy things from the past.At least memories were made....
Now, I want to make memories with my g-children....Hasnt been too easy so far with Kate but maybe before too long it will be........Love you.,mom