We had to improvise. In lieu of our annual fireworks extravaganza, we had more of a sparkler and glo-stick extravaganza. But, that didn’t mean we didn’t have fun at our annual Fourth of July bash. We had a big blow-up waterslide (thanks to our friends Jonathan and Rachel), tons of grilled chicken and shrimp, delicious desserts (Michelle’s trifle and Anna’s ice cream cake were to.die-for) and best of all, good friends. What’s better on a hot summer night?
AND, since I’m not pregnant anymore, I’m suddenly supermotivated to be supermartha-stewart-esque (yes, that’s a real word…). So, we even decorated the house. We planted red and white flowers in pots and tied them with red, white and blue ribbons. Then we made pinwheels out of patriotic paper and stuck them into the pots. It was supercute (and my kids helped with the decorating which made it a fun family project).