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Happy 4th of July 2011, A Photo Essay

July 6th, 2011 · 7 Comments

Our 4th of July was pleasantly traditional this year.  Some dear friends invited us over for appetizers and back yard antics, which were relaxing and lovely. We completed a thorough All-American 4th of July check-off list, without too much planning or fuss.  Lovely indeed!

The kids ran with fire (important party starter for my International Readers…we like to get our ER visits out of the way early):

We caravan’d to one of our favorite parks and set up our “spot”, complete with flags and a wagon full of supplies.  Arriving around dinnertime gave us front row seats to the show, and allowed for plenty of time to enjoy the delish pork tenderloins from Friendly’s Tavern (Hoosier thing, too hard to explain.  I’ll just say an Indiana pork tenderloin sandwich is about the size of small car, and the most awesome food we make).  The kids devoured their fair share of corn dogs, although Baby Lydia (aka Liddybug) took the time to say “CHEEESEE!!” to me throughout the evening:

The “big kids” ran the bases of the little league diamond:

There were also inflatable slides, bounce houses, and the park.  We stayed busy, but I think the girls were content just pulling up our flags and performing for us (Kelly played hide and seek with Lydia, her all-time favorite “little” friend):

The 4th can’t occur without glow sticks, which we had in spades, thanks to my friend Shayla.  I brought the peach-a-berry cobbler, which was rather neon in color! Brayden definitely should win some kind of style award for his glow stick apparel:

Sara and Kelly had glow stick masks, courtesy of Grandmommy:

Sara wore that mask for almost 24 hours straight, no joke.  The fireworks were stellar, but my favorite part of the day was listening to the girls giggle and scream throughout the show.  They are finally old enough to really “get it”; having front row seats at a community show, and not at the big downtown off-the-top-the-highrise show helped.  They were at the height of adorable with their 35 minute non-stop giggling.  I couldn’t help but join them.  To top off the holiday, they slept in until 9:30 the next day, an all-time record!  God Bless America!  And from our family to yours, God Bless you as well:

Tags: The Girls

7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Sue // Jul 7, 2011 at 7:21 am

    So much fun had by all. I absolutely adore the glasses Sara has on. Spending time with family and friends revives me and topping off it all off with fireworks is just the icing on the day. Thanks for sharing the pics.

  • 2 Teresa // Jul 7, 2011 at 9:17 am

    What fun!…and your family photo is gorgeous!

  • 3 Shayla // Jul 7, 2011 at 10:49 am

    We loved spending our 4th with your family! Let’s get together again soon.

  • 4 The Momma // Jul 7, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    Thank you so much Teresa!

  • 5 Lydia // Jul 8, 2011 at 12:29 am

    You look fabulously beautiful!

  • 6 Kellie // Jul 8, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Can we say christmas card?

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