Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Happy Birthday America

One of my goals for this year was to make ALL of the holidays we celebrate really special for the kids. I really struck out on Valentines Day as I had bronchitis and was resting per Dr.s instructions, which doesn't make a very promising start to a year of special holiday celebrations. So, the kids and I decided to make up for lost time and really have fun celebrating Rosie's 1st Independence Day. We invited a couple of our favorite families over and then started planning.

The kids helped me plan the menu, and we went to Target and Wal-Mart to see how we could decorate without spending very much money. Here are the results:

Decorating our table

When Nathan asked what he thought he would like to decorate with, he said "jellybeans", so we went with it!

Dinner-a fabulous summer salad! Recipe to follow tomorrow

Our patriotic jell-o

After dinner, we headed out to do a few little fireworks and to enjoy all of the other fireworks. As we are outside city limits, there isn't any regulation over fireworks and our neighbors and their visiting friends take full advantage of this!!!!! It's a great evening, as everybody comes out in their front yards, kids run around and play together, and it's a good time to get to know your neighbors.

Nathan and the rocket balloons (Thanks Aunti Keri-the balloons were a huge hit!)

Rosie and the rocket balloon

The kids' little buddy, Spencer

Watching the neighborhood fireworks

Rosie's first sparkler

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