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Saturday, July 04, 2009

Independence Day 2009

We had a blast, I even found a way to muster up some festive feelings in my sour mood of late. I love holidays and I love making them special for the boys. I didn't feel up to it until the last minute, but I got there, thankyou JESUS!

The children and I painted flag rocks after lunch.

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The first one is mine, the second one is Eli's, and they third one is Remy's flag rock.

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After the painting we made fireworks on black paper with glue and glitter.

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This one is mine. It looks so real in the photo!

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Elijah's

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Remy's.

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On the way to buying the boys fireworks Remy ate some fresh basil he grew.

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Remy bought this turtle at the stand. :) A firework made just for him! Ha ha.

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When we got back home the boys wanted to swim right away. Matthew took this one of Elijah and I and it would have been SWEET *if* Elijah could keep himself from putting bunny ears on his MOTHER!

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This is me and my Piper doggie. I have a photo of Reese, my poor girl that passed last July, in a same sort of pose on the 4th of July. *sigh* I still miss that fur baby so much. Piper has made sure she is my new gal. :)

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My newest fish, Elijah.

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Silly Remy!

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The boys started asking for the "magic drink" I made them last year, yesterday. I was sure to buy the 3 magic potions that make up this yummy drink. :)

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Remy had the hardest time waiting for the sky to darken enough for him to set off his fireworks. He went a little crazy from the wait!

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This is the firework I bought for Elijah.

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Elijah pretending to be the "Fire Thrower" from InkHeart.

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Remy setting off his turtle!

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HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY to all of my bloggy pals! May God bless us with another year in our GREAT country!

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8 comments:

Laura said...

So glad you got out and enjoyed today! I've noticed your funky mood...so unlike you!! I loved the firework art! I need to do that with Alise!

You're such a great mom, Chelita! I've found a blog that refers to "births" about once a week and every time I read one, I think of you. Not sure if the author of the blog is a doula or not, but next time I read one, I will forward the site to you! You sound like you really need some cheering up!

Kristine said...

Happy 4th of July! I'm glad you were able to enjoy the day. I know it's hard to do when things are tough & I'm proud of you. You always have such neat ideas. I love the rocks & firework art. The drink is amazing! Will you please share your secret?

Sybille said...

What a nice day! And what nice things you always make! You are giving us a lot of inspiration, thank you very much Chelita!!
nice sunday
Sybille

heather said...

OH MY GOODNESS! that picture of Remy just cracked me up! i love them both to pieces...me and the 2 little ones just ended up staying here-couldnt find a parking spot at the beach :( but the other 1/2 had a great time on the boat, they had a blast Mike said :) looks like you 4 had a great time as well. love you

Sharon said...

Mikey has the same pair of boots! And he wore his on the 4th also!!

Heather the Mama Duk said...

Way cool rocks and fireworks designs!

Mama Teaching 2 said...

Sharon, we need a photo of him in his boots!

School for Us said...

What a magical 4th! It looks like your kids are making so many happy memories.