Monday, July 8, 2013

The Fourth of July 2013

The Fourth of July was so epic, it almost feels like it was a dream. Seriously, I had a wonderful day and I'm SO excited to share about it!

Prince Charming set out all his Red, White and Blue running gear the night before. Bright and early he got up and went for 4+ mile run. It was actually pretty fun because he ran to our friends home and took a picture in their front yard and texted it to them.  He came home and we enjoyed breakfast together.

Around 11:30 we went over to our friends house (the one's Prince Charming texted earlier that day) for a Pinterest Party! All the "young" people gathered to put together the food and hang out before the "adults" arrived.  I always smile when we are considered the "young" crowd! Anyway, we made Fireworks with Watermelon and Blueberries!

How we did it! 

1) Cut the Watermelon thinly
2) Use a cookie cutter to make Stars
3) Add blueberries onto a Toothpick
4) Put the toothpick onto the star 

Another snack we made (not pictured) 

Red, White and Blue covered Strawberries. 

How we did it! 
1) Cut the stems off of the strawberries
2) Paint marshmallow frosting on the strawberries
3) Dip the strawberries in blue sugar

Once the Pinterest part of the day was done, we spent the rest of the afternoon grilling, playing games and just having fun! 

 Game:

Create an American Image using Play-doh.

Disclaimer, I did not make this one. I am not that talented. Mine was actually SO bad that I didn't even take a picture.

Some of the things that were created were, Eagles, Apple Pies, Lady Liberty, The Liberty Bell and Hot Dogs!


Game: 
1) Gather into team of four people each
2) Put a spoon in your mouth
3) Carry a piece of ice to the end and back (without dropping it)
4) Win! 

This game was actually a little more difficult than it looks! Let's face it! We are in MIAMI, in JULY! ICE MELTS!! The ice was hard to keep in the spoon because it was so melted. 

My team won by the way! 





We also had some very festive decorations.

Laura wanted everyone to know that she came up with this on her own, she didn't even look at Pinterest for an idea.

However, I think it's FABULOUS and Laura has given me permission to share it with the world!

How she did it!

1) 3 Red Roses
2) 1 American Flag
3) Water - dyed blue with food coloring

Super easy, and super cute!

Prince Charming and I went home around 5:00 p.m. to walk the dogs and do some chores around the house.

I ended up taking a nap though. -

We met up again with our friends to watch some fireworks and ended up having dinner at Moes! It was a beautiful day fill with friends old and new. I hope all of you had a beautiful day with your family and friends!




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