06 July 2012

4th of July (part i)

The good thing about 4th of July on a Wednesday is that suddenly it's a party all week long.  The bad thing about 4th of July on a Wednesday is that businesses don't really know how to handle it...so I feel like I'm working a two day week followed by a two day week.  So let's get this party started!  Last Saturday: canoeing w/ the fam.
Then Sunday followed with lunch at Gram's, for which I made this appetizer.  I didn't get any pics of dinner, but feel free to drool over the delicious dessert (fresh strawberry cheesecake and creme de menthe cupcakes).
Kari gave an artistic reading of "All My Friends are Dead," to our rapt attention.
Then a little pre-Fourth fireworks - the daytime kind!
This one unleashed a slew of parachutes.
Which made for a great game of chasing them!  Altogether I think there were about 40 parachutes!
After that, some outdoor games.  Has anyone heard of Seven Steps?
How about SPUD?
But the week is still young...There's much more to come!


  1. SPUD was one of my favorite games as a kid! I vaguely remember 7 steps...I missed the Fourth of July this year as I am living in Japan, but it's been fun to see what everyone else has been up to. Looks like you had a great holiday!

    1. Haha, I was pretty sure no one would know what I was talking about! I can't believe you recognize both games.