Friday, July 8, 2011

The Fourth


This year we celebrated the fourth not one, not two, not three, but four times. It was hot, it was chaotic, it was loud, and it was fun.

Block parties, inflatable water slides, Stacey's awesome twice baked potatoes, tons of games of "bags", watermelon, fireworks, 400 mini-cupcakes, family BBQs, two town firework shows, sparklers, good company, one nasty storm, lots of giggles, an up until 5 a.m. conversation with my sister, the annual flag run, our neighborhood sky lit up with fireworks, and a great time.

It reminded me of why the fourth will always be my favorite holiday. Independence is a great thing and I am so thankful to have it. And what better way to spend it then with the ones I love!

12 comments:

Lynette said...

Beautiful post and beautiful photos...I love the shot of the feet in the water...perfect.

dawn said...

awwww how sweet is this. I love the collage of photos. What a great celebration you had for this year. Did you really make 400 cupcakes??? How big and still cuter then ever your boys are. Thanks for sharing these.

Scrapthat said...

All great pics!! I love the one of the boys hugging though!
And though I am not a lover of feet shots....yours is GREAT!
TFS!

Allison Davis said...

Thank you Lynette! I actually took that one "blind" by setting my camera on the ground and pushing the button. :)

Dawn, yes I did! I might have went a little overboard but I can't seem to help myself! I made four different flavors and each one makes about 100ish. :)

Dolly, I love that one too! It's not often I get pictures of them doing that! :)

Michelle said...

Oh gosh!! Can I come spend the 4th with you?? SO much fun!!!! I LOVE all of your photos!! That feet one is so cool, but so are the fireworks one. The one of the boys is so sweet! I did get one good one of my little boy with his sparkler this year!!

Jennifer DeWolfe said...

Wow! Sounds like a great time! Canada Day is a big thing up here too (July 1st) but it sounds like you put us to shame!

Penny(scraps) G said...

You have some amazing photos! So glad it was fun!!

Allison Davis said...

Michelle, the more the merrier! Don't you love getting great photos of sparkler action! Those can turn out to be the most fun photos! :)

Jennifer, we tend to overdo the 4th. It's just so darn fun! Hope your Canada Day was great! :)

Penny, thank you! :)

dawn said...

Allison, I think it's great you did all those cupcakes. You never did let us know how you did a little while ago at selling them at a food market, how did it go??? It's always great to see your photos.

Allison Davis said...

We kind of gave up on the whole Farmer's Market thing. I just never could find the time to do it. It seemed like every week something got in the way: rain, vacation, work, etc. I still want to do it I just don't think that time is going to allow it. For right now I'm just enjoying making them for silly reasons and experimenting with new flavors! :)

Carolyn Wolff said...

Amazing photos Allison. Those cupcakes lood amazing. Glad you enjoyed your holiday.

Luv2talk said...

Sounds wonderful - and hectic!

:)