Star Spangled Kids

Welcome to the Star Spangled Kids link up party! I’m so excited you are here and hope you will join us by linking up below or on Instagram with the tag #StarSpangledKids! Don’t forget to share our graphic in your post and link back to us!

#StarSpangledKids | Ellie And Addie

And most importantly, please go visit my co-hosts, they are all such awesome mamas and bloggers and I’m so excited to be hosting with them!

Sara from Running from the Law – Kristy from Seven Graces – Erin from Hello Erin
Vanessa from Sunflower State of Mind – Natalie from East Coast Chic

Nothing like waiting till the last minute, right? Brandon and I snapped these pictures yesterday afternoon of Jude in our back yard.

To say I’m obsessed with how they turned out would be the biggest understatement of the year.

We gave him this mini baseball bat to carry around and then he refused to put it down.

I know said before the Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays. Something about it being summer and hanging out with friends just makes it so much fun. And this was one of the first “holidays” I spent with BTR when we started dating in high school, so there’s that…

Brandon’s mom picked up this swim trunk and rash guard set for Jude and I love it! It’s perfect for the holiday weekend.

It is next to impossible to get him to stop moving for a picture. Also #badaddie photobomb.

And since we were doing a patriotic photo shoot last night, we decided to have an All-American dinner as well!

BTR grilled hamburgers, corn on the cob, and tomatoes from the garden. And obviously for dessert we had popsicles!

#StarSpangledKids | Ellie And Addie

This was my first time trying layered pops and I’m pretty happy with out they turned out! The red is raspberries with greek yogurt, the white is plain greek yogurt, and the blue was blueberries with greek yogurt!

#StarSpangledKids | Ellie And Addie

Once again Jude wasn’t sure what to do with them and really just wanted to hold it. You can see his tongue sticking out on the photo on the right!

#StarSpangledKids | Ellie And Addie

We had a fun evening of playing in the yard and taking photos!

#StarSpangledKids | Ellie And Addie

And a huge thanks to BTR for going along with my crazy ideas and being my photographer!


Now it’s your turn! Link up with us below now through July 7 and don’t forget to tag us on Instagram! I can’t wait to see all your little firecrackers!


  • So CUTE! I love the outfits, the popsicle, and the BBQ! What’s your secret for corn on the cob on the BBQ?

    • Thank you Ashley! Ok so it’s so funny that you asked about the corn! Normally we clean the corn and then butter/salt/pepper it and wrap it in foil and put it on the grill. But last night BTR was all about the “photo shoot” of Jude and the All-American BBQ so he decided to grill the corn with the husk on! We pulled the husk down and cleaned the strings out and then pulled the husk back on to grill. It was really good, but I’ll probably stick to foil in the future for easier clean up! :)

  • These are darling! I love the one where he’s walking away with the flag!! And your popsicles–um, yum! Thanks so much for inviting me to co-host the linkup…it’s been a blast!

    • Thank you so much Vanessa! This was such a fun link up, we definitely need to do it again next year!

  • Justine Y

    Oh man, there is just nothing cuter than little ones wearing red, white, and blue. :)
    And that popsicle looks delicious and so pretty!

  • So cute! I am definitely going to have to try to make these pops too! I would love to start making rather than buying! Lol.

    • The pops were so easy to make!! And it’s a fun activity! Thanks for commenting Tiffany!

  • What a cutie! That red, white, and blue popsicle looks delicious! Have a happy Fourth of July!

  • Charlotte Marie Whitehead

    These photos are so cute and the idea is great! My son does not have clothes like that but I think this link up is great! Thank you for sharing and reaching out to meet others!!

  • leah herring

    I’m so impressed with your popsicle creations! I cannot believe how big Jude has gotten!

    • Let’s not talk about how big our babies are, because they need to stay babies! :) xoxo

  • Stefanie

    He looks adorable!

  • Those yogurt pops look delicious. We also have a pup that likes to photo bomb haha. Hope you had a great 4th of July!

  • Ah! Jude and that baseball bat! It’s just too cute!

    Thanks for hosting the linkup!