Well we made it! The 4th of July party was a great success! We completed all our home projects in time and I was a complete wreck day of! I only left grocery shopping to the day of which in years past is done days before but then we are crazy trying to get the house and yard ready even with three to five extra sets of hands I get myself all stressed. This year I wasn’t going to let that happen! Here are some pictures of the day! Kids enjoyed pony rides, jumpy house, face painting, a donut eating contest, s’mores, and fireworks! While all guests indulged in rotisserie chicken, flank steak and lamb gyros! As well as a dessert spread that included a cotton candy machine, rock candy, cake ball push pops with red and blue white chocolate, red velvet cupcakes with red,white and blue cream cheese frosting, and of course fireball jello-o shots for the adults! We can’t wait for next years party but until then I’m working on details of Joe’s thirty-fifth birthday in August which will be a beer tasting!
I did want to include the excitement leading up to the party as we had the two thousand pound bridge that had to be set over the waterfall before the party. Cousin Slade helped during the moving of the bridge as I was in with my mom and sister-in-law baking!he kids enjoyed a ride in a crane before the driver left! I’m pretty sure S and K think these types of machines are completely normal to have at your home regularly!
I mentioned we were up visiting my in-laws a few days before the fourth. On our last day we were able to visit a wildlife park and the big fish both I remember visiting as a kid and having so much fun. S and K enjoyed it so much. S being my girl of nature was in love with having the opportunity to talk and hang out with adult and baby deers. K is all boy so the fish were right up his alley. They even got to throw the line in a few times with grandma! What memories both these locations provided!
Well I’m exhausted just sharing the past weeks activity with you! We sure will miss our guest/s Connie, Mike and Slade:( Thanksgiving visit will hopefully be here before we know it! Connie thanks for everything this past month and creating some memories with us!
I’m looking forward to getting back to some rehab projects that were pushed aside over the past few weeks as well as some fun crafts with the kids! Have a wonderful weekend!