|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
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.
|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.|