Monday, July 5, 2010

Our 4th of July Celebration!

My family had a great 4th of July weekend!  We combined it with the birthday of my oldest son, whose birthday always falls on the 4th every year! ;)  We had good food, good times and made some good memories.  Thank you to Laura and Chris for hosting it at their home.  Thank you to
Leland and Alicia for arranging the trip to Lagoon and thanks to all our extended family for helping and being there to enjoy!  Here I am at Lagoon enjoying one of the more tame rides and my personal favorite, the Sky Rider.  So calm and relaxing!  I also went on the Samurai, Wicked and the roller coaster!  Not so calm and relaxing. 

We had a great BBQ with T-Bone Steaks before we all walked to the park to see the fireworks!  Here are some of the fixins':


                This is the punch bowl cake that seems to be a big hit when I make it!

 Harrison, my 4-year-old nephew, was in charge of decorating this cake.  He got help from Aunt Amy!
                                  This salad was awesome!  Made by Harrison's Mom, Laura!

One of the great drinks was Country Time Lemonade, complete with sliced lemons and mint leaves!


Hugs,

Helena

8 comments:

Laura PARING DOWN said...

My birthday is in a couple of weeks, and I love having it in the summer time.

What a lovely party - and so many yummy dishes (loving the looks of that salad: WOW)!

Glad it was wonderful!

:) Laura

Kel said...

What a fun time. I love summer picnics!

Paula@One Mom's Corner of the World said...

Everything looks so good! I'm visiting from Welcome Wednesday. I signed up to be a new follower.

Amanda said...

My birthday is on the fourth also, and it is an awesome day to have a birthday! We spent the day with friends and ended with fireworks, of course!
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Helena said...

Woo hoo! Yay for 4th of July Birthdays and celebrations!

Mehnaz Kapadia said...

It was my firsy Fourth of July celebrations this year! I had always heard about the fireworks here in NY, but it ws my first tym to actually go and se it! I went along with my hubby, nephew and sis-in-law! And it was sooo much of Fun! It was Macy's fireworks this time and it was sooo very beautiful! I felt as if the whole NY was der to watch it, soo much fun!!

pridelandmama said...

The puch bowl cake looks so delicious, I am drooling just looking at it. My mom makes that same flag cake every year.

Gianna said...

Your desserts look delicious!