Sunday, July 8, 2012

4th of July 2012

 This 4th of July was great!  It is my favorite holiday by far.  I do miss having a ward pancake breakfast, but it turned out well.

We ate blue star pancakes for breakfast.  Yum!
 Then we headed out early afternoon to a nearby lake to spend the day-basically waiting for the fireworks.  It was hot and most the people there were swimming and boating.  We found a little place in the shade and hung out there for a few hours.  It was fun.  CK and C played catch, the boys and I played croquet.  We read, we snacked, K and I played Dutch Blitz on a blanket.  It was very enjoyable.

 As it got closer to dark, we moved down closer to the lake.  Before it had been directly in the sun, but now we had some shade and a nice cool breeze coming off of the lake.  We decided not to go change into our swimsuits, but the kids did go wade in the water a few times.

 We brought our traditional light sticks and had fun playing with them until time for the fireworks.
This was a new location for us this year.  The fireworks were equally as good and I loved the reflection on the lake.  The downside was that we were across the lake and so the fireworks were smaller and farther away.  This display didn't include any live music like the other one did and we missed that as well.  It was fun, though, and we already have some begging to return next year!

P.S. ---All my older pictures off my computer are gone----time to do some research to find them before I can finish catching up!!!!  Wish me luck

1 comment: said...

Looks like you had a great day! Those blue star pancakes look amazing whats the blue in them?