Friday, August 5, 2011

4th of July

OK, so for some reason, the 4th of July has always been my favorite holiday. I think it has something to do with being in the middle of summer, watermelon, corn on the cob, bbq, patriotism, family and friends, lemonade, berries, and fireworks. Technically, this wasn't Jadon's first 4th of July, but it was his first one with us, and I'm pretty sure the first time he'd see fireworks. So I wanted to make sure this was a day full of special tradition starting. Unfortunately, Oceanside cancelled its fireworks, due to budget constraints, and we already went to the fair once (and Jim didn't want to go again). Then we were invited to 2 different housewarming parties. So there weren't many opportunities for actually starting many family traditions. Oh well, we can try again next year. We still had a good time.

Actually, we did start the day with one of my family traditions: waffles with blueberries, strawberries, and whipped cream. Yum! This was Jadon's first experience with such a breakfast, and he wasn't quite sure what to do with it at first.

But he figured it out quickly enough...and in no time had devoured it!

What's a 4th of July party without some patriotic desserts? I had as much fun making as eating these berry/poundcake parfaits and cream cheese sugar cookies. Yum!

My cute little patriotic boy!

At the first party, Jadon shows off his new water skills, challenging Orin and Justin to a game of chicken. :)

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