It's been another whirl wind of barbecue's and parties this month and I have to say my hubby and I are totally exhausted. Even Charli has lost her mojo. She is stretched out on her little bed and is refusing to get up.
We had a wonderful time at Ryan's pool party. Anne always does such a great job putting on the best parties! There were water games, balloon tosses, and sack races. Our poor son was not feeling well so Anne had the responsibility for the bulk of the party herself. Of course our whole family pitched in to help make it a huge success. There were nine children at the party and with the pool they had to be supervised very closely. We had two injuries. One little boy was stung by a bee and another little boy slipped off the second step of the latter. We patched up the injuries with band aids and ice. Then the mother's needed to be called. Thank goodness no one sustained a more serious injury.
On a more positive note, Anne made little goody bags for everyone to take home. The kids just loved them! And doesn't Ryan's cake look absolutely yummy?
On a sad note an old and dear friend of mine recently passed away. He was sick for a very short time but I was able to visit him and say good by. This past weekend a barbecue was held in his honor. My hubby and I attended and were able to see so many of my cousins there. It was so nice to talk to all of them and reminisce about old times. We had a wonderful time and I know my friend would have been very pleased.
We had one of the best Fourth of July's we have had in years! I made what I call fire cracker cupcakes. All I did was purchase a box of confetti cup cake mix and add tiny swirls of red and blue to the white frosting. I also added an American flag. They were a huge hit!
We decorated our cabana in red, white, and blue.
Then as it got dark we lit the tiki lights and made fires in the fire pits. This is something our whole neighborhood does and it's so pretty to look across the street or across the yards and see the fires and lights all a glow.
Mike and Anne brought fireworks. This is always fun and they were so pretty!
Our property is fairly deep in the back and every Fourth of July people put on awesome firework displays that can be seen though out the sky in all directions while standing out in our yard. It's absolutely beautiful and much better than going to a park!
Today when I look out into the yard the only reminders left of our party are the empty fire works wrappers and the beautiful memories we have. It's time to take all of the Fourth of July decorations down for yet another year. I always have mixed emotions about that because we have such a wonderful time at all of our family celebrations.
Charli and Me will be taking a short break to reorganize the house, our blog, and stop by to visit with all of you. Thank you so much for stopping here and for all of the kind and heart felt comments you leave ♥
I hope you had a lovely and fun packed Fourth of July!
With warmest regards, Carol