My oldest is just like me. She loves to be festive! She makes decorations, banners and anything crafty. So the week of the forth we did everything we could think of red, white and blue. We proudly put out our flags and celebrated our independence.

Of course we started with the nails! A priority to the 5 year old.

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After putting out the flags, baking, nails, making signs, making matching bows, and stars and stripes outfits, we were ready to celebrate.


Why doesn’t anyone want to take a picture when we are clean and matching?

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Ok, so she isn’t screaming, but there is still sun in my lens!

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Are we having fun yet??? LOL

I must say, we usually have a happy baby, but she is at that age where she is getting a mind of her own and doesn’t understand – do what mommy says and we can all be happy! 😀


Here’s our happy baby girl!


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They love each other!

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This boy’s brilliant idea…shoot bottle rockets out of his bike handle and call it “bike cannon”.

He sets it all up. Go stands by Mom. Daddy lights it. He is amazed by the explosion and does it over and over!

He is A BOY!

While we girls tried to make pretty designs out of sparklers…



It didn’t go as planned! You need to be lighter experts to pull something like that off. We were too slow.

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And finally our sweet family picture. Minus the baby – she was in bed.

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Just Dad and Mom.

Yes, we are dorks!

They are tiny flags. Can’t you tell?

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A few more of our day. Realized we forgot to take pictures at the pool party. I can’t have a picture of EVERYTHING! 🙂

We had a fun day. We celebrated with family and friends and made more memories.




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