Monday, July 5, 2010

The Fourth

We had our annual fourth of July cook-out again this year. Generally, I'm really ambitious and decorate the yard with flags and organize a project for the kids to do. Not this year. I didn't have the energy to do anything creative. I did manage to get some pictures of the day's events though.

Mom made cupcakes topped with hand-made decorations; she's quite crafty!

E got stung by a bee on the side of his nose and the swelling transformed his sweet face so he looked like a character straight out of Star Wars. Luckily, however, he is NOT allergic. We actually found that out last year when he got stung. Hopefully, he is not making this into a yearly event.

More Slip N' Slide fun; we definitely have gotten our money's worth with this one.

We met this little guy for the first time; is he cute or what?

We had sparklers...well, they were more like smokers. They didn't really seem to work too well, but still entertained the kids just the same.

We ended the night with toasting marshmallows for smores. Our last guests didn't leave until 1:00 am. Great fun and memories to last a lifetime!
Happy Birthday America.

May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely, than this our own country!

~Daniel Webster

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