Celebrating the 4th of July
Here are Seven Quick Takes from our 4th of July Celebration!
.: American Flag Cupcakes :.
We have been reading about Our Flag
this week, from the sweet Little Golden Book
, and the girls were very excited to help create this year’s Flag Cupcakes. Since we were using all the berries
on the cake and brownies the girls decorated the cupcakes with white frosting with white and red sprinkles and blue frosting with white stars
! I thought it turned out great, even if we were short on stars… Just think of it as the Flag of 1822
.: Red, White & Blue Berry Brownie Torte :.
.: Flag Fruit & Marshmallow Kabobs :.
Directions: Thread 4 blueberries, 2 mini-marshmallows and 2 raspberries on each of five 10-inch wooden sticks. On the remaining seven sticks, thread 4 raspberries and 3 marshmallows to create this all-American treat.
.: Star Spangled Berry Cake :.
.: All Ready to Go :.
.: At the Party :.
Don’t you just love those red boots?! I was able to combine an extra coupon with a great sale at Gymboree and get boots for a couple of the girls for less than $10 a pair! Unfortunately they were already sold out in Chiquita’s size, but I was able to find her a festive 4th of July skirt instead.
And Snuggles t-shirt? I had been looking for a Texas Flag Tee for Bud (which had already sold out) when I ran across this “Awesome Sauce” t-shirt. The day before we had been at my brother’s house and my SIL asked this picky eater of ours if he wanted a hot dog. He said “Only if it is a good one!” (The little stinker!) She went on to ask him what a “good” hot dog is and he said “one with ketchup!” The t-shirt was perfect for him and he is wearing it again today… I’m going to have to sneak it out of his room tonight to wash!
.: Fireworks :.
The fireworks were beautiful! Bud especially loved them this year and was so cute as he tried to blow them out!
Happy Independence Day!
Prayer of Mothers
Father in heaven, grant me the grace to appreciate the dignity which you have conferred on me. Let me realize that not even the Angels have been blessed with such a privilege—to share in your creative miracle and bring new Saints to heaven. Make me a good mother to all my children after the example of Mary, the Mother of your Son. Through the intercession of Jesus and Mary I ask your continued blessings on my family. Let us all be dedicated to your service on earth and attain the eternal happiness of your kingdom in heaven. Amen.