Monday, April 28, 2008

Holland Happening

Holland Happening is Oak Harbor's celebration of it's Dutch heritage. There's a parade, a sketchy carnival and craft booths etc. Our family has been attending the festivities for over 20 years! Anyway, when Mike and I were in the process of buying our business we thought it would be fun to walk in the parade as an alternative marketing strategy. So on Saturday we gathered a small gang to help us in our efforts. We passed out custom tattoos and pens that we had made just for the parade. Both the tattoos and pens were a hit with the crowd (remember it would be just wrong for the dentist to pass out candy)!

Danny and Sarah let us borrow their new truck for the parade.


The adults wore our softball team jerseys, which I thought looked pretty snazzy. We are sponsoring a coed city league softball team appropriately named the "K9s" that Sarah, Amanda and I are playing on.

Here's the buckets of our goods! Note to self, buy twice as many handouts for the 4th of July parade.


This was Asher's parade outfit. I just wanted to squish him because he looked so darn cute. His t-shirt says "My Dad is the Big Kahuna"


Later in the afternoon Asher was in the backyard playing. It always cracks me up when I find him sharing the bench with the statue of the little boy. I love how he has his hand on the boys knee.


Saturday is date night and we rotate babysitting with my siblings. I must have cuddled like this with the babies, who are not such babies anymore, for a good half hour. I can't get enough of how much they love each other. They are constantly exchanging hugs and kisses.
(From left to right, Brinlee, Rylin and Asher.)

11 comments:

DustDust, CiCi, and RyRy said...

I love how Haven is in the background of YaYa's picture being a dog. That cracks me up :)
I think we need a second round of the "babies" you better get crackin

Lemme said...

fun!! I love that Asher is sporting a tat!

SarJen said...

Good posting!! Funny stuff.
P.S. I like Asher's outfit :) Maybe a striped top would've been cool...

merideth said...

that asher is one cute boy!!

ReBeCcA said...

what would we do without out date night and families to babysit for it? good idea about the pens and tattoos, i bet the kids loved being in the parade.

Jen said...

I also think that your jerseys are snazzy. Go K9's

Rachael said...

I love the marketing scheme! the jerseys, the pens, the parade - it sounds great! and Asher is too too cute!

Higham Family said...

I love the picture of Asher with the statue! Unbelievably cute!

genevieve said...

The hand on the statue is priceless! good idea on the parade. Looks like fun.

Danny and Sar said...

dang we look good! poor Brin's busting red face...cute pictures friend.

Jared & Paige said...

Your blog is really cute! And you've got adorable kids to dorn the pages to boot. :) I'm getting to know your sister. She is super creative and cute just like you--what a great family.