July 6, 2011

Our Fourth of July recap

My best shot of the fireworks! ;)

I hope all my readers here in the United States 
had a wonderful Fourth of July Holiday

I thought I'd share a short little recap of our day together.  We didn't do anything fancy ~  no big barbeques or parties ~ but the kids enjoyed the few, simple little things we did as a family to celebrate.

To start our day, I made some Patriotic Pancakes 
(similar to our Birthday and Valentine's Day pancakes).  
No culinary awards being given for this breakfast ~ they're not really flags, in fact, they're not really much of anything design-wise, just three stripes of batter colored red, white and blue ~ but the kids loved them regardless and it was a fun way to start our day!

Next, I made up some little 
red, white and blue trifle push pops 
to take with us for our fireworks picnic.  
I simply layered raspberries, pieces of white cake,  blueberries and whipped cream in some handy little plastic push pop containers.   
They were a yummy and fun way to make a trifle portable  
(although next time I'll use pudding instead of whipped cream since the cream just melted into the cake and fruit ~ still tasty, just not as pretty when we went to eat it)

Individual push pop trifle

I made my girls some cute little  
red, white and blue tops 
using bandanas I found in the Dollar Spot at Target.  (tutorial to come)

Aren't they cute? (both the girls AND their tops!)

The kids had fun playing cards and hanging out 
while we snacked and waited for nightfall.

"Go fish!"

Smiles and hugs!

Posing for a picture

Finally it got dark enough for 

This pic reminds me of that movie, The Blair Witch Project! ;)

And then the best part of the Fourth of July... 
I love this shot of my son watching the show.
Of course, I'm not going to share the little meltdowns and sibling fights that were also a part of our holiday (and every day!), but overall, it was a nice day that we enjoyed as a family.


  1. What a nice 4th you guys had. Your family is adorable and I love the things you made. God bless the USA!

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  2. What a fabulous post!! Looks like so much fun!!

  3. SO much fun, it looks like it was a great day!!


  4. Looks like you guys had a great day! Love it :)

  5. YES! Super cute, both the girls and the tops! Good job.

  6. Where did you get the containers for the push pops? Looks like you had a great time! :)

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