Thursday, July 5, 2012

4th of July Celebration!

We got back just in time for me to plan a family festival to celebrate the birth of our country.Easy peasey. I pulled out the jar of flags, found the Sousa CD, and ran to the local store that makes the best salads and cooked us up a passel of ribs. The girls arrived (with one looking very vintage and very pretty in her red, white and blue) and the fun began. After dinner we head out to the backyard and have our own little firework display. Just some simple items like: the tank, the chicken, the parachute, and various sparklers and fountains. The girls roll back in age to me, and I can see them dancing thru the cloud of the smoke balls just like they did when they were 10 and 7. There is always a lot of giggling, and a lot of goofiness. We pretend the punks are Audrey Hepburn's cigarette and assume the pose. We run out into the dark with our sparklers and write our names in the air. And then later, we pop up some popcorn and grab the cherries and chairs and head out to one of our local high schools to watch the Big Fireworks! Always a wonderful way to end the evening. But wait! My youngest bought me a surprise and she set off the hugest fountain and it was spectacular! Now we were done, the holiday had been celebrated and as my oldest says, "It was a good time!" Always, Kit


Diane said...

Sounds so fun!
There's a ban on fireworks here and they even cancelled the fireworks display and it was very quiet. Eerie......but the fire danger is SO extreme.

I always love your posts,it sounds like such a happy place. Nice to have your daughters near. Diane

Cottage Tails said...

How wonderful your big girls still like to come home and keep the traditions going.
Love Leanne

Julie Marie said...

Oh Kit, you are just too much fun!!!... I love all the wonderful things you do as a family, brings back so many happy memories for me too...we always wrote our names in the night sky with our sparklers too!... your table looks so pretty and your food sounds delish!... glad you had a happy Fourth of July!... xoxo Julie Marie

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Sounds like a great little celebration. We just got back from our trip this morning. I haven't slept in 2 days so need to hit the hay. Have a great week! Tammy

Pom Pom said...

You are so good at making celebrations fun, Kit!