Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July!

July 4th is one of my favorite holidays! I love that it stands for our freedom, I love the fireworks, I love the red, white and blue, and it kicks off my birthday month {woo hoo!}
July {5th} is also this little man’s half birthday!

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Since both my boy’s birthdays fall within weeks of Christmas, we celebrate half birthdays here. When it’s your half birthday you get to pick the dinner, dessert AND pick out a toy from the store. It is YOUR day! Little man decided we should all eat at Farrell’s. It’s an ice cream parlor style restaurant, that is actually quite patriotic in it’s d├ęcor. Good choice little man!
 
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The staff at Farrell’s was also extremely nice – they sang their birthday song and gave him that delicious treat above and treated him like it was his ACTUAL birthday day! They made him feel so special! Thanks Farrell’s!


Then it was back home to get ready for more 4th of July fun! We made these delicious treats that my friend Elizabeth showed us how to make. I, of course, had to use patriotic colors for the M and M’s!

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Does this look like an American flag? Even a little??

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We also enjoyed a bbq at a friend’s house near our local fireworks show - just a short walk to the lake by her house!

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Hello – is this child really mine? He looks way too big…

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Here we are waiting for the show to start!!

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{They have some pretty mad skills with the glow sticks!}

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Happy 4th of July!! I look back on days like this and am reminded how truly blessed I am in my life. God has truly surrounded me with people that give me lots of love and encouragement. My big guy even said "Best 4th of July ever!" Not an easy quote to get from a preteen! I hope you enjoyed the day with your families as much as we did!! God Bless! xo

7 comments:

Nay said...

Looks like you had a great time:) Love the pics and especially the half-birthday celebrations...what a great idea!

Kelly @ View Along the Way said...

Happy fourth (belatedly)! And happy half birthday to your little man!

Reannah @ {Shaped by Grace} said...

Thanks Kelly! Happy 4th of July to you and your family as well! :)

Orla Harrington said...

I love the idea of half birthdays when to make up for having Christmas birthdays, that's so sweet! Making a note of that if I ever have a child at Christmas time. Great post. :)

Four Marrs and One Venus said...

What a great 4th!! How fun..and yep that one kid {the one that looks big} is yours! And yes he is getting big because he has the earphones in ALL THE TIME! right!?! Too funny! Looks like a great day lady! So happy you enjoyed it with some amazing Studs!

Kelly said...

That sundae looks AWESOME!!! Holy cow!!!!!!!!! YUM! AND I LOVE those pretzel things! My MIL makes those! Your flag idea for them is creative! Go you!!!!!! Happy Birthday month!!! Woot! Are you doing your giveaway this month?

Jen said...

Ah, Farrells Ice Cream. That brings back memories. I can recall being scared. to. death. of that giant birthday drum! Haha! But it looks like you guys were all smiles. What a fun time!

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