We had a great time playing on bouncy houses and watching fireworks with friends. We were also so happy the rain waited till we got home before starting. I did however get my flip flops stuck in the mud on the way back to the car:)
July 4th we woke up, ate some breakfast and got dressed to head to a family fish fry for lunch. It was really yummy and so much fun to see family and catch up!!
one of the little cousins drew this and I was so impressed!
Emma was thrilled that Cousin Brian also fried french fries, her favorite!!
Then, after heading home for a nap and to finish making cupcakes we headed to a friends house for dinner, music and fireworks. Emma made a new cupcake recipe she got out of the American Girl magazine she now gets in the mail. They were so good and we had a good time making them for the party.
The rain earlier in the day made things a little muddy, but some wood to form a walkway helped.
Emma helping Mr. Kevin in the grill master tent
sparklers are a lot of fun with friends
Playing games with Mrs. Rosanne
clapping to the awesome music on the screened in porch
despite the fact that it had been raining pretty hard for an hour, Kevin decided to see if we could shoot the fireworks off still. It worked! So five men, an umbrella and a arsenal of fireworks headed out to the field while we watched from the cover of the porch! It was a great show! The kids sang Baby your a Firework and clapped after each one:) Good times! Great friends, yummy food and wonderful memories!!
Batman/shark with his sparklers!
parachute went way up and came back down this year, last year it landed in a tree and caught on fire:)
holding the parachute
It was a great few days despite the rain and mud! Memories to last a lifetime!!