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Monday, July 6, 2009

The Best 4th of July EVER!

You know your 4th of July was a success when your little one agrees it was the best day of her life. LOL! What a fun, fun day! Our first annual 4th of July BBQ was a success. So much fun was had by all and we are so glad everyone could make it and enjoyed themselves. I hope next year everyone that missed out is able to attend as well.

The festivities began around 5 p.m. with all our family and friends arriving. The kids took off right away for the baby pool and sprinkler and didn't stop running till they went home. John began BBQ'ing at 6 p.m. and I'm not sure when he stopped... he was a machine! We had cheeseburgers and brats, along with salads, chips, fruit, etc. Oh, and don't forget dessert!!

Around 8:30 p.m. we did the big fireworks extravaganza for the little ones as at this point they were wilting quickly. While most of the fireworks I purchased were pretty cheesy, we did have one winner which was called "Iced Out". That one was worth every penny of the $6.99 I spent on it. Here's a picture of the winner firework I snagged off the web so I don't forget for next year:

After the fireworks finished up, Lynsie was SOOOO tired and ready for bed. Once she was snuggled up in bed with Ming-Ming and her blankie, John and I headed back outside to watch the Stayton Fireworks display from the bed of his truck. It was pretty cool and we were now thankful the neighbor's tree had died as we had a perfect view through their dead tree branches. We would have had a harder time had their tree survived whatever they had done to it to kill it since last summer. ;o)

All in all, it was a great day and I can't wait to do it again next year!!


  1. Looks like a great party! :-)

  2. other than I look like an old COW, the pics are pretty good! The kids had fun and I ate too much....