Star Spangled Kids

Welcome to the Second Annual Star Spangled Kids link up!

Star Spangled Kids | Ellie And Addie

I’m so excited for this link up and can’t wait to share all my photos with you. I may have gone a bit crazy (again) and took way too many photos, but we were having so much fun running around in the backyard and Jude totally cooperated!

Star Spangled Kids | Ellie And Addie

I did what I did last year and just let Jude run around our yard with some flags. And he totally ate it up! We also played on the swingset and watered some flowers while we were out there.

Star Spangled Kids | Ellie And Addie

I kept giving Jude directions like “run to the tree” or “run to mama” and he actually listened! Which was a total first. And probably a last as well.

Don’t worry, Ezra was there too! It was great weather that evening so we put him in the bouncer on the deck! And he’s wearing the onsie I made Jude for his First Fourth of July.

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And of course some brotherly love which absolutely melts my heart!

Star Spangled Kids | Ellie And Addie

I love how these photos are so similar to last year’s photos, but Jude looks sooooo much bigger to me!

Star Spangled Kids | Ellie And Addie

He can finally climb up onto that swing himself and he gets so proud of himself! He of course also then bosses me to sit with him!

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And Ezra is just content bouncing on the deck, best baby ever! I think he’s going to end up with the same blue eyes as Jude! Not so sure on the hair yet though.

Star Spangled Kids | Ellie And Addie

Are you sick of my flag pictures yet? Too bad, can’t stop, won’t stop!

Star Spangled Kids | Ellie And Addie

Luckily Jude has the same enthusiasm for the Fourth of July as I do! Oh and BTR played along and grilled us burgers and drank some ‘Merica beer!

Star Spangled Kids | Ellie And Addie

Of course then Jude heard an airplane and we had to stop everything we were doing to find it!

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I’m pretty much obsessed with this dude, he’s the best!

Star Spangled Kids | Ellie And Addie

Here’s to making posicles, eating s’mores, grilling burgers, and watching fireworks this weekend! I hope you all get to do the same with your family!

Star Spangled Kids | Ellie And Addie

And a HUGE thank you to all my co-hosts for this link up, I couldn’t have done it without them! Make sure to head to all of their blogs and see what they are doing to celebrate!

Star Spangled Kids | Ellie And Addie

Liz from Ellie And Addie
Stephanie from Wife Mommy Me
Jess from Secrets of a Stay at Home Mom
Whitney from Work It Mommy
Julie from The Girl in the Red Shoes
Jen from And Hattie Makes Three
Courtney from A + Life
Meghan from The Adventure Starts Here
Sarah from Seeing All Sides
Crystal from Hall Around Texas
Beth from Our Pretty Little Girls
Liz from Chasin’ Mason

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

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  • Jessica

    I was actually thinking when the first photo showed up how much it reminds me of last year, but Jude is so much bigger. Sweet big boy! And Ezra looks adorable in his onesie. Happy boy! Thanks for having me cohost!

  • chall1018

    Yay for picture taking cooperation! These photos are adorable and Jude is precious with his stars and stripes!! I especially love the ones of him on the swing! And sweet little Ezra! Love his onesie. You have two adorable little guys, friend! Thank you for hosting and letting me co-host with you! Happy Weekend!

    • Luckily the backyard is FUN so he doesn’t mind the camera following him around quite as much as when we are inside! Thank you so much for hosting with me!

  • Sara McCarty

    Love it!! I can’t get over how big he looks these days! And baby Ez is the cutest!! I need to snuggle him soon.

  • Holy moly! Jude totally grew up this last year! Still the sweetest face :) Sibling pictures are the best. Of course then you have to deal with four eyes never looking in the right direction haha.

    • I feel like he was such a baby still last year! And none of my sibling shots have turned out. And I’ve only tried like 6 times so far lol.

      • It’s one of those happy accidents when it happens lol. I think I just kept my finger on the button (since I use my phone) and did a bazillion bursts and would get one good one from that ;) Keep at it! It’s a great reward/consolation prize lol

  • Aw!!!! Some of these pictures are really, really, REALLY good!! I fully intend to keep oversharing my red, white, and blue girls all weekend so you definitely should too! :)

  • I love the airplane picture of Jude when he spotted the airplane. So cute!!!

    • He is obsessed with planes and literally drops what he’s doing when he hears one! That and trucks! :)

  • Molly

    All of these 4th of July kiddos are so cute!

  • Oh goodness, I just love these pictures! They are adorable! Isn’t it amazing how much they change in a year? Hattie looks like such a baby last year!

  • Meghan Flinn

    I love that the photos show how much bigger Jude got! And Ezra is such a cutie… Your sure do make handsome boys! And that’s how I get most of my photos too… Run there, now run back to me :)

    • I can’t get over how fast they grow, make it stop! At least Jude is sort of starting to listen to directions, but action shots are usually the most fun!

  • Jude is just the cutest waving those little flags!!

  • So cute! I love the pictures on the swing set!

  • They are adorable!!! I love the first picture!

  • oops. forgot to actually link my post, but these are all wonderful! i love your enthusiasm for fourth of july! :)

    • I have a strong love for the red, white, and blue! Well pretty much all holidays! :) Now let’s plan a coffee date!!!

      • yes! i’d still love to get together sometime! we could meet up at a park even and let the kiddos play!