Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July!

What a fun night! Shane and I had our 3rd annual 4th of July party again this year. Let me just say...we have awesome parties! and...I am soo tired right now! I was cooking all day long even though I really didn't have that much to do. I have no idea how it happened! We invited a ton of people and had a ton of food. My dad made pulled pork, I made baked beans, Colie made cole slaw, Dane made a corn salad and my friend Sarah made macaroni and cheese. Seriously...tons of food! And that's not counting all the dessert! There were a million kids running around, jumping on the trampoline in the crazy heat/humidity. We did our annual watermelon seed spitting contest. If you don't do this every year for the 4th, you should make a note to start. It is so much fun! It's fun to spit and it's fun to watch everyone else too. They have a huge firework show at the park by our house and you can see the fireworks from our back yard. You can see them MUCH better from our neighbors backyard (they are up the hill) so we...and all the people we invite to our party...head over to their backyard every year. It really is so so nice of them to let us take over their yard! This year they weren't even there so we just took our train of people through their gate and made ourselves at home. :) The fireworks were awesome as usual. I don't know what was with the girls but they weren't really into it this year. I'm guessing they were both just tired but they really didn't care. It took every mommy trick I know to get them to sit and watch the fireworks!
 So now we just cleaned up all the food that was left over and put our house back together...and I'm ready for bed! I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July and that you take the time to remember just how lucky we are that people we don't even know, died so that we can be free! 
 Thank you pinterest. :) 
 My version of patriotic cupcakes. I tried a yummy marshmallow frosting that turned out really good. The marshmallow kind of mellows out the sweetness of the cupcake. I'll have to post the recipe! 
The table of treats. Chocolate covered pretzels, cupcakes, oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and redvines. :)
 Dane and Gracie
 Shane trying to show the kids how to spit the watermelon seeds
 The spectators
 Last years winner
 Colie and Gracie
 Daddy did pretty well too
 This years winner
 Very impressive!
  My sweet girl. Seriously...she needs to stop growing!!
 Me and Heidi Bear

 She literally went around the room to take a picture with everyone. :) Here she is with Grandma...
 And Colie...
 And Dane :)
 Me and Shane
Natalie and Shane

1 comment:

Kirk said...

It was a great party as always and you will probably need a bigger house next year if it keeps getting bigger. One of these years I will actually be able to stay for the fireworks! God Bless America and the American way. Love you. Daddy