Star Spangled Kids 2016

First of all, did anyone besides Brittany catch my typo in last week's Star Spangled Kids announcement post?  I accidentally titled it Star Spankled Kids instead!  It has since been corrected (thanks, Brittany!), but you're welcome for that extra little laugh this morning.

Now for the photos.  Let's just say, this little session did not go well.  I couldn't find our hand held flags, the boys wouldn't leave their straws in their water bottles, and despite the bribery, neither one would cooperate for even ten seconds for a photo.  Neighbors probably thought I was some crazy lunatic of a mom pleading with my kids to take one decent photo.  Or maybe I am.  Anyway, I'm not sure where this photo even came from because I'm pretty sure these were not my boys that day!  Must be some Independence Day miracle on 96th street.

As for our weekend plans, my parents will be in town to celebrate Brantley's 4th birthday.  They are leaving on Sunday night, but we have plans with neighbors to attend a 4th of July parade on Monday morning, spend the day at the pool, and then do a shrimp boil and fireworks that night.  I can't wait for all the festiveness!!

In the meantime, I look forward to seeing everyone in their red, white, and blue!  Link up below (between now and July 7) and don't forget to tag your photos on Instagram using the hashtag #StarSpangledKids!

Have a safe and happy holiday weekend, friends!!

Liz from Ellie And Addie 
Stephanie from Wife Mommy Me 
Whitney from Work It Mommy 
Courtney from A + Life 
Sarah from Seeing All Sides 
Crystal from Hall Around Texas 
Liz from Chasin' Mason

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P.S. I'll be back tomorrow with the photos from the second half of my 30 Days of Summer Photo Challenge!


  1. OMG! They are so stinking cute!! I just want to hug them both, which they would find really weird since they don't know me. Ha ha! Yay for your parents coming into town. That'll be so much fun. Have a great weekend!

  2. I'm glad I'm not the only crazy mama trying to get one good picture. I swear I bribe with any and everything Jack loves and he still refuses! It makes me so mad and then I realize it's just a picture and I need to calm myself down haha. These turned out sweet!! Have a happy fourth!

  3. Oh I'm always the crazy lunatic trying to do anything to get my kids to take a decent pic!! Yours turned out so cute even if they wouldn't let go of those straws :)

  4. These type of pictures are always the best ones. It sounds like y'all have a fun weekend planned. We are doing a family cookout on Sunday and plan on doing much of nothing on Monday. Happy 4th!

  5. So flipping adrobs!! And girl I am right there with you. I feel like my neighbors think I'm some crazy lady yelling & snapping pics! BAHAHAHA! If only our sweet children knew we just wanted ONE picture! haha!

  6. Star Spankled Kids! So funny. I totally missed that. But, it’s hilarious and I love it. And I am right there with you…Mason did NOT want to take photos. Luckily he had some stars and stripes swim trunks and I thought of the little splashpad. That was the only way I could get photos! I love the photos you got! It is real life right now with boys! And they are precious!! I love those little star drink things. Hope y’all have a wonderful weekend friend!

  7. Aww, but they are so cute! I plan to link up sometime next week!

  8. Sarah, have I told you lately how adorable your boys are?! They are just the cutest & they look like SO much fun to hang out with. Love the pics!

    Have a great 4th of July weekend! :)

  9. Love love love all these photos! They are the cutest! I can't believe you'll have another little wild child in the mix next year! I'm so excited for you guys!

  10. We may be harder on ourselves because all Im seeing is cute boys and great photos!!! Have a great Holiday weekend! We'll be ending next week with older babies, boohoo ;)

  11. It doesn't look like they didn't behave! Seriously these are the CUTEST!!! I love your pallet flag also!

  12. I love the flag. I'm so not crafty - but those boys are ADORABLE! Can't wait to see more red white and blue! :)

  13. I love that typo, maybe we should rename the link up next year? I think your photos are AWESOME! I told BTR I want a pallet flag asap! Thank you so much for helping host!

  14. Spankled. HA! That's totally something I'd do.

    Loving all of your photos, Sarah!