Monday, July 5, 2010

4th of July weekend and Happy 17 months to Sakura!

Happy 4th of July to everyone!

We had a fun 4th of July with our family here. We didn't do a whole lot - how much can you do when it's a million degrees outside, right? Just Kidding! My plans were to head to the beach, but that didn't quite work out, so we had a restful weekend at home, but it was still good since we had our family here to celebrate with us. Sakura finally met her cousin Zakkary! Yay. Now she's met all of her first cousins! We are excited that my brother and his family have moved into the same state and we can now share special memories together. By the end of the weekend, Sakura was enjoying Zakk's company especially shoulder rides (as you will see below). Sakura is saying lots more, and still her favorite word is NO which she uses quite regularly :( Sigh.....

Here are some (a small sampling) of the pictures from our weekend!

Sakura and Katie enjoying a few moments in the pool.


"Cheese" - you'll see this expression lots now, Sakura knows that you're supposed to say "Cheese" when a camera is out!

Hmmm, what are you doing with the camera out again???
I 'made' this little shirt for Sakura so I had to get a picture (or should say TRY) of Sakura wearing it.

"Cheese" - can you tell she's saying it yet?

Sakura's 1st roasted marshmallow!

Hey cousin, are you awake?
Sakura was SO cute when she got up and walked into the living room and saw David sleeping, she just about jumped up in the air, her legs bounced and she giggled and giggled...she loves her cousin David very much!!!

Her shirt says it all - Little Firecracker Sakura - 17 months old today!!!


Put your hawk in the sky, side-to-side, jump to the left, stick it .... glide.
Sakura is demonstrating the "hawk in the sky" - not bad for 17 months old! If you haven't seen it already, Sakura is doing the Hoedown Throwdown dance to Hannah Montana - her cousins think we need to record it and send it in to America's Funniest Home Videos - it is super cute, I wish I could capture it on video!

"Pop It, Lock It, Polka Dot It"

Blowing on her pinwheel

The older 'kids' spent lots of time playing X-Box, Wii, Texting, and lounging as you can tell!

Sakura getting into the X-Box game that David is playing.

Zakk and David playing Nintendo

Sakura's 1st Lemon Cream Pie - YUMMY!

Katie sleeping

Silly girl - this morning Zakk was sleeping on the air mattress, so Sakura decided to sit on the edge and bounce - it was too funny! Check out that bed head!

Geez, you'd think all Sakura ate was sweets - when in actuality I don't give her much! Grandma had a latte with whipped cream and guess who got some whipped cream?

Breakfast at Mimi's for Grandma's birthday today!

Finally all 4 cousins together! Yay!
Zakk (16), Katie (15), David (8), and Sakura (17 months)

Strike a pose Sakura :) LOL!

It's a great ride up here Zakk - Thanks!


jill and ryan said...

Looks like Sakura had lots of fun with her cousins!

Misty Clark said...

Looks like a wonderful holiday weekend with family. As always, Sakura looks so cute in all her outfits. I really like the one you made for her. It turned out great!

beem221 said...

fun pictures - sakura's looking like such a big girl these days! :( i love the shirt you made for her, very cute.

Carrie, Rich and the Kids said...

Love all the pictures with family. What a nice time. Sakura is definitely hanging with the big kids. Love the picture when she first got up. So cute! Sometimes you don't have to do much to have a great time. It is all about the people you are with.

Cynthia, Daniel, and Cameron said...

What a great weekend with family! Sakura looked like she loved having her cousins around! Love her 'cheese' smiles!! SO cute!! :)