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Friday, July 06, 2007

Happy 'belated' Birthday America!!

We hope that everyone had a happy and safe 4th of July. Charli was about as impressed with the holiday as we thought she would be!

On the 4th we were in the Humphrey parade. Charli's grandma and grandpa Preister had the idea of making a float to raise awareness to Childhood Cancer. So, we worked on that last weekend and were able to pull it together for the parade Wednesday. I think it turned out very neat! We had family and friends ride it with us! Thank you to: Great-Aunt Janelle, Grandma & Grandpa Borg, Grandma & Grandpa Preister, and Jody's granddaughters for helping get things together. Also, a big thanks to Aunt Amanda and Uncle Brad, Nichole, Jesse, Kendall, and Grandma Deb for riding the float with us! (I hope I didn't forget anyone, PLEASE forgive me if I did)

After the parade we ate at the community picnic and left for home. Charli was so tired, but was SO good that day...so happy! We are blessed with a great baby!

Later that night we took Charli on a walk and did a few fireworks, she was not impressed!

Enjoy the pictures of her first 4th of July!

the 'ribbon' on Charli's float

sign on the back of the float (grandma and grandpa Borg helping!)


another sign on the float!


the "FINISHED" product!

Chad drove his tractor too! He was SO happy!

Daddy gave me his very own tractor to play with, he is teaching me how to share!

working with daddy!


BEEP-BEEP, road block!


a little help mom, I am stuck!

"my future's so bright, I gotta wear shades"!


playing before the parade, while all the grown-ups work on the float for ME!!


8 comments:

Cindy said...

Oh, she is TOO cute!!! I just love that smile!

AndreaChad said...

How awesome that you made a float for the parade! Looks like it was AWESOME!! I love the shades! Hope you have a good weekend.

Katie said...

I just love the "my future's so bright" picture. Charli Ann has one of the most beautiful smiles. She looks like she's like Chloe and just loves the camera. Have a wonderful weekend!

Anonymous said...

GLAD THE PARADE WENT WELL!! MAYBE NEXT YEAR SHE WILL BE MORE IMPRESSED W/ FIREWORKS!! IM STILL LAUGHING AT HER CUTE SHADES N THE FACT SHE KEPT THEM ON :)HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND PREISTER'S!!LOVE YA THE WIDHALM'S

Anonymous said...

The float turned out AWESOME! Charli looks so cute in her shades too!!! So glad your parade, float and 4th of July was so great! Talk to you soon!
XOXO
Courtney

NB Warrior said...

You guys do so much to bring awareness to Neuroblastoma. You and your family are AWESOME! I love the pictures of Charlie... I can't believe our babies are going to be a year old this month. Time Flys!! =)

amanda&bradbusselman said...

hey preister's!!! the pics of charli in her shades are TOO cute!!!! She is just ADORABLE!!! thanks for letting us be a part of her first parade! It meant A LOT to us!!!She is a special little girl, with WONDERFUL parents!!! we feel so lucky that we are around to see all the the things she is doing!!! what a SWEETY!!! we LOVE her SOOOO much....i'm glad she enjoyed her first 4th of july!!!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE all the pics!! Charli's glasses rock! Thanks for letting me be part of the day with you...I think everything you do is so awesome. If you ever need anything, just call and I'll be there. I am ready for some Charli time, when you're ready to go out to eat, to a movie, shopping, whatever, just call. Love you all!! Aunt Janelle