Luke, Patty, Anna Kate, Caroline, and Eleanor

Luke, Patty, Anna Kate, Caroline, and Eleanor

Monday, July 4, 2011

Independence Day 2011

Well, today wasn't exactly the 4th of July we had planned, but we still had a great day just our little family! We had planned to get together with some friends in the early afternoon, and then some other friends in the late afternoon/evening for a cookout and fireworks over the lake...but then Anna Kate got sick. She has still had a low-grade fever all day today and both of our friends have baby girls that we didn't want to get sick. So alas, it was just us.

We decided we would still do a cookout though, so Luke grilled some great hamburgers and corn on the cob and I made homemade buns for the burgers and salsa all from produce I bought at the farmers market on Saturday. It was quite a feast! After Anna Kate's nap, we did get out for a little while to go to a Fourth of July Festival at a nearby outdoor mall. There was live music and an artisan/craft fair, and a big fireworks show...which we didn't stay for. Anna Kate had had about enough and was about to fall asleep in her stroller. So here we are at home, listening to our neighbors shoot off fireworks and waiting to watch the Macy's fireworks show on NBC at 9pm. I guess that's what happens when you're parents and you have a sick baby! But we wouldn't trade it for the world. Here are some pictures from our day:

Sweet American Girl

These boots were made for walking!

Listening to the live band at the festival with Mommy

Giving Daddy kisses!

And Luke's favorite part of the festival...the police tank!

We hope you all have had a wonderful Independence Day celebrating the freedom that we enjoy as Americans!

1 comment:

  1. So glad she's feeling a little better. Looks like you had a fun day anyway.

    I'll have to get your salsa recipe. I have jalepenos coming out my ears right now.

    I have a picture of Ethan with that tank!