Saturday, July 4, 2009

Independence Day

Happy 4th of July!!!
I think every day is Independence Day for Alexa!! She loves to do things herself and test her mom and dad's limits pretty much all the time these days!! But oh how we love both of our "independent" little girls!!
We've had 2 days of fun celebrating the birth of our nation. Because of a forecast of rain for today, we moved our BBQ to yesterday afternoon. We all ventured out to Sarah R.'s parents' place and had a great time, great food and great conversation with great friends!
And, since it's tradition in our family, I HAD to make my flag cake! It's the 7th year that I've made this cake, I've been doing it since the year I met Kevin and I love it. But I think this year's cake is my favorite...
And here's a closer look! I really outdid myself!! ;-)
We topped the evening off with fireworks at the waterfront. I'm soooo glad they were doing them both nights as it's raining tonight and we wouldn't have gone. At first, Alexa wanted to go home when she heard the first booms...but we preoccupied her with guessing what colors each one was going to be and by the end, she was saying how the fireworks had helped her calm down!!
Then this morning, we started the morning off with red, white and blue pancakes (blueberry pancakes topped with whipped cream, strawberries and more blueberries)! Alexa LOVES pancakes, so these were a big hit with her.
Then we headed over to our community 4th of July celebration with friends - the Sonicos, the Tafoyas and the Curfews. We enjoyed browsing through the various booths and Alexa had fun in the jumping castle.
And we OF COURSE had to get a funnel cake! Last year, we had gotten THE biggest funnel cake and the Curfews who ordered theirs right after us, got one about 1/2 the size of Brittany was determined to get even this year. And lo and behold...ours was 1/2 the size of theirs!! Still tasty though!
We then enjoyed a vintage car parade to finish off our festivities! We had a great time and are so thankful for this country that we live in and the freedoms we enjoy. Happy 4th Everyone!
And Happy Canada Day a few days ago to all my Canadian peeps!!


Anderson Family said...

You did an amazing job with the cake!

Jace and Tami said...

The cake tasted even better than it looks, which is saying something! We had fun, and it looks like Saturday was fun for you too. Give me a call sometime if you're headed to the zoo or something.

Trev and Shan said...

Oh man, I've been dreaming about that cake ever since I had a piece! It was AMAZING!!! Your girls are so dang cute! I'm glad we got to hang out with you guys.