July 4, 2014……Celebrating our Country’s Independence was a fantastic reason to get together with family!
My sister, Martha, and her husband, John, went WELL out of their way to have everything perfectly ready for us! We were a big crowd and they were ready! From food to sleeping arrangements, they had us covered! Not to mention numerous jet ski rides, boat rides and gator rides! My kids were constantly in the water! Claire is my little mermaid and would run to jump into the lake…..over and over again!
We were able to celebrate Cade’s birthday at the lake as well! We have NEVER been able to celebrate Cade’s or Claire’s birthday with their only cousins. So, even though Cade doesn’t officially turn 11 until the 29th, we took advantage of the moment! He had so much fun having his cousins celebrate with him!
Do you see those fish? Martha was able to take our kids to Rock Creek Marina for a fish feeding frenzy (say that 5 times fast)! These fish have been hand fed and now will actually eat/drink from a baby bottle! All we needed was crushed saltines and a little lake water and we were in business! One actually drank from Cade’s bottle! It was so cool and he was crazy proud! I tried to get the fish to nip at my feet. After all, not too long ago that was the latest pedicure craze, right? Well, the fish didn’t go for it so needless to say, I am still in need of a pedicure!
I hope you enjoy a few, okay a lot, of our images commemorating our Fourth! We got our ‘Fourth’ on just how we liked it; plenty of food, plenty of coffee and plenty of family time!
Martha’s Cherry Cake and Mom’s Fresh Blackberry Cobbler…..Oh my sugah! And don’t forget that gorgeous and yummy bruschetta topped with strawberries and basil with a drizzle of balsamic glaze! Happy!
(If you missed my Dad rockin’ those white socks, look again! Way to go Diddy!)