Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful and safe holiday. My family just left a little bit ago after a wonderful family celebration. We set up Em's swimming pool on the screened in porch because the weather was a little unsettled and with all the rain we've had, the mosquitoes are out. We did the traditional cook out on the grill and Em provided the entertainment. We had hot dogs, steak, potato salad, salad, barbequed beans, grilled corn, and then finished it off with angel food cake with vanilla ice cream, fresh strawberries, and whipped cream. We had so much fun just visiting and watching Em push her Elmo doll around in the stroller, splash around water everywhere with her sand pail and shovels, making tea and coffee for all the adults (a.k.a. pool water), and chasing the pugs around with pails full of water. Abby even went for a dip - she didn't think much of it. You know it was a good celebration when...
all of sudden it gets very, very quiet....


  1. Sounds like a wonderful day - so glad you enjoyed it! And it looks like you're not the only one, lol!

  2. Precious picture. I hear you about those mosquitos. I got bit on the face, and in my ear Saturday night while watching fireworks, and all day yesterday my face was swollen. Ugh..