Monday, July 4, 2011

4th of July Fun!

We had a completely exhausting, fun day today...actually it hasn't even ended yet because Nathan has Zoe out to see the fireworks and I'm sure she won't even be close to ready to go to sleep when they get home since she took more than a 2 hour nap today.  It's always a gamble letting her take a nap like that during the day but when we have something fun in mind for after bedtime, we really have no choice unless we want a total cranky mess on our hands.  Ah, summer...a time full of hot dogs, late nights, dirty feet and meltdowns (actually that last one is a year-round pleasure but you get the idea). 

We had a BBQ with our friends this evening and it was really great.  After dinner we made ice cream in a baggie and experimented with flavors this time.  Since it's the 4th of July and all, we made vanilla, strawberry and blueberry.  After tasting them all, we took a vote (by secret ballot) and counted the votes to see which was the most popular.  Fun!  Really yummy too...I do recommend wearing gloves because your hands get REALLY cold but it was also a great way to stay cool at the same time...anyway, Happy 4th of July everyone!

I never get enough of seeing little kids sitting together at little tables.  So cute!


Just chattin'.


Putting the ingredients together for the ice cream

Shakin' it up!



Voting....vanilla won by a landslide!  


  1. yay! you are on this blog lady--love it! had a great day with you guys. our little gals are out...i think the exhaustion hit them when we came in from the bbq, but we did get to see some fireworks from the parking lot. year. ;)

  2. We had a great time too! It's almost 11pm and Zoe is still up...about to all go to bed though...phew! Fun fun!!

  3. What fun. Sandi

  4. Fun! I'm so going to try this ice cream! My kids will love making it. I found your blog through the Smart Summer Challenge. I blog about teaching reading.