Monday, August 29, 2011

4th of July

I just took a little look at my dashboard and found some unpublished posts from over a month ago. AWESOME WORK, SHAN! I went to all the trouble of uploading pictures, and then never did anything else. So now, we play catch up.

Hey, remember the 4th of July? We had a great time that day. I made this fabulous flag cake that I had been dying to make since I saw it last year:

A little flag on every plate! It was really quite fun to make. Of course, we didn't have a great opportunity to share it with people, but we enjoyed it ourselves, and we took a few pieces to our neighbors.

Shall I introduce you to our son?

We thought it would be great to dress the girls up in red, white, and blue, but it turns out that Julia has no red in her wardrobe, and when Ella is attired in those colors she looks like a boy. (Would she be called "Ello?") Poor kid needs to grow some hair.

But back to the holiday. We made the insane decision to keep the girls up late for fireworks. Ella gets crazy busy as she gets more tired. CRAZY. BUSY. She starts running around in circles. One day, she was literally running back and forth in our living room, sucking on a toy car. And she normally goes to bed at 6/6:30. So by 8:30, she was in crazy mode. This did not bode well for staying up well past 10 for fireworks. But we put our heads down and powered through.

And it was all worth it for that moment when the fireworks started and she tilted her little head back, mouth agape, and stared in awe. That giant, open mouth grin was worth it all.

Julia had a great time, too. We watched them from the church, so there were kids to play with and sparklers and all sorts of fun to be had.


Sabrina said...

I love the flag cake and Adie still needs some hair so she isn't mistaken as a boy, the poor girl!

Celeste said...

That cake is awesome! I've never seen anything like it but I must say I think I know what I'll be making next 4th of July! But I may need to pick your brain first!