Friday, July 13, 2012

Loving Everything About Summer

Loving chickens roaming the yard and peeking in windows

And kids riding horses

And trying out new parks

And tasty summer treats

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Fourth of July 2012

One of our favorite days of the year is the Fourth of July. 

Daddy always has it off from work. 

We have some traditional foods we make every year. 

And we live just a few minutes from boom city
so we can buy huge amounts of fireworks cheap.

So many choices!

Almost didn't get these backpacks until daddy scored 3 for the price of 1.

Our haul

Back at home Anna shapes the cookie dough for our fruit cookie cups.

Our Traditional Fourth of July Foods

New this year:  Annas Cookie Fruit Cups.

Moms Bacon and Chive Potato Salad

Kylie's Ambrosia Salad

A summer feast

Setting up the fireworks show

Starting with smoke balls and firecrackers

A special part of our family this year

Anna enjoying the day

This little guy was dispensing wisdom on our fireworks box

Getting settled in for the bigger show.

Every year Jacob buys some huge tanks and stages a
tank battle for us.

A few more pretty ones before mom (aka the photographer)
went inside with the baby to escape the super loud ones

I hope you all had an amazing independence day and that everyone remembered
to be thankful for the freedoms we have every day!