Thursday, July 9, 2009

4th of July

We had a fun 4th of July celebrating with our family, swimming, grilling, swimming, making ice cream, swimming, doing sparklers and whistling "peeps", and then swimming some more. Amanda went on a mad lady quest trying to find the fixins for these festive cupcakes. They did turn out really cute...glad we used a white cake mix!
So our family tradition is to take a cousin photo some time during the day, which is very hard to achieve seeing that we are in our swim suits all day. I made everyone get out and hurry to get their hair looking somewhat presentable. Throw Sally and Logan into the mix and 2 hours later we hopefully have a picture that might work.

Ella 9, Ryan 5, Sally 17 months, Mallory 8, Jillian 4, and baby Logan 9 months. It is a busy house for sure. I feel sorry for those that have all this in one family. I would need therapy for sure!

Gramma and Papa with their 6 grandkids. Super cute!

Bring on the homemade ice cream! We stirred in some blackberries that we picked from the farm. Dewishious!

Papa used a blow torch to lite up the kids sparklers...Just a little dangerous, don't you think?

1 comment:

  1. Great pics.
    And my dad has used a blow torch for years to light up the fireworks. It's a show in and of itself.