The Harnisch Family

The Harnisch Family

Jun 27, 2011

My B-Day & Elkhorn Days!

So I celebrated my big "three-one" a few days ago...I spent the entire day with my Grandma & Grandpa.  I am so glad for this as it happened to be his last day here with us.  What a wonderful gift :-)
Thanks to everyone for your kind messages, texts, cards & the 100's of facebook notes regarding my B-Day.  How VERY sweet!!!  I got some purdy flowers from my ma & pa.  And, my dad brought over a delicious cake for us all to share  :-)
 it was baseball (get it?  CWS?)  :-)
 McKenzie and Macy sampled all the corners and made sure each "color" had an adequate amount of sugar...they passed.
 more "sampling" taking place in the background.  :-)
This past Saturday was Elkhorn Days!
Although are little town had, within the last few years, been annexed by the "Big O", it still celebrates it's small town heritage and continues to carry out old traditions.  Elkhorn Days being one of them.
Lots of festivities and celebrations on the Main Street and tons of family/carnival stuff over at Ta-Ha-Zouka Park...Since I was a slacker in the picture department this whole week, I made up for it at the parade!  :-)  It was delayed due to inclement AM weather, but the sun showed it's face and it made for gorgeous conditions an hour later  :-)
 The girls arguing in the double-wide stroller.  "MOM, her hands are my side!!"  
ah geez, it's starting already?
 The, becoming all too-familiar, failed "mommy/daughter" photo-op.  What a sweetie!?
 Macy put on a little parade of her own prior to the start.  There you go kid, wear off some of the pent-up energy  :-)
 The girl scouts lead the parade.  Oh how Kenzie longs for the day to be a GIRL SCOUT.
 Macy waves to a couple politicians as they walk by and practices her beauty queen wave.  
Elbow.  Elbow.  Wrist.  Wrist.
 Checkin' herself out in daddy's glasses.  "Do I have something on my face?"
 The girls got TONS of candy (of which have since been "strategically hidden"), but the Popsicle were a BIG hit!
 hi-ya!  got a good shot of some guy breaking a board.
 In the meantime...daddy is STILL trying to bite the Popsicle open with his teeth.  Macy is, as you can see, getting VERY impatient!
 aaaahhhh!  "It feels soooo good on my two brand new upper teeth" she says
 Kenzie LOVES hot air balloons...all shapes, sizes & colors...even TAX service advertisement ones  :-)
Aunt Heather was passing out candy for the Bethany 85 float.  SCORED a HUGE handful.
Thanks Aunt Heather  :-)
 A happily entertained Macy.  She mostly just likes to people watch at the parade.
 kick your feet up and relax a bit why don't ya  :-)
sportin' her Nike kickers  :-)
following the parade we ventured down the street, beat the crowd and got ourselves a good table at a local favorite restaurant.  Boyd & Charley's!
 Macy pounds on the table and says "can a girl get a little service around here?!"
seriously, I swear, we CAN'T take her anywhere anymore.
 She inhales her crackers while she waits for the her meal...geesh, you'd think she hadn't eaten in a century the way she devoured them!  And she is FAR from mastering the fine art of table manners, it's a work in progress.  Where's the dog to vacuum up her crumbs when you need him??
McKenzie, on the other hand, was a perfect angel as she waited for her food to arrive.  Which is a rarity these, yes, it is BLOG-WORTHY when it happens  :-)
We've just been laying low lately.  Taking in some CWS action...Going on lots of long drives in the car...taking many a day neighborhood walks...and visiting several area parks...Early Intervention parties...and such...  Summer is off to a wonderful start so far!!
Hope yours is going well too  :-)

btw - Macy is going to be 18 months old tomorrow!!!!  Where does the time go???  she's a BIG one & half year old now.  :-)
love her  :-)

1 comment:

  1. First of all, I see that you were downtown to watch the parade. We have an awesome corner spot on the northeast corner of the Westridge property. I like corners as we can see both sides of a float.
    Joe needs a pocket knife, lots of them have scissors on them too. We loved the icy treats o.
    I have my Girlscout uniforms! Vintage and awesome. I have the sash too. If your girl is a girlscout someday, and in a parade, wouldn't it be cool for her to wear an almost 50 yr. old uniform?
    Wonderful pictures and post Heather, thank you. You bring such love and light.