Sunday, July 9, 2017

Fourth Of July 2017

Welcome to our Fourth Of July celebration! It rained a lot this week, so we had to wait till Friday to celebrate.

We ordered pizza, and here is just some of the other food I had.

This year was really special, because Anne Marie is now old enough to light the fireworks herself! You can see how happy she was!

After we ate, fireflies were caught, then released.

Then Anne Marie got some practice with the fuses by starting out with smoke bombs, her dad helping.


Then the lighting started! Jazz seems a tad nervous, but not for long.




Glow sticks came out.

Back in the kitchen, a few more pictures before we all dispersed and went to bed.


But what about the actual fireworks? Well, it seems I have run out of time, so you will see them on my next post!

“This will be a memorial day for you; you will celebrate it as a festival to God down through the generations, a fixed festival celebration to be observed always.” 

Exodus 12

19 comments:

Karen said...

Jazz and Anne Marie are having a BLAST!! Your snack trays look so festive! Glad you had a nice party

Ruth Hiebert said...

All that food would make me forget about the fireworks. I'm so glad you get to spend so much time with these precious granddaughters of yours.

Denise inVA said...

Always lovely to see you in your blog posts. Loved the family photos too. Sweet all of them. Anne Marie must have been so proud to be considered old enough to light the fireworks. When I saw the paper cups on Jazz' hand as she held the sparkler I thought what a great idea. I remember years ago loving holding those things but remember the sparks burning my hands a little. Not very safety conscious were we? Tes I am smiling here but when I looked back I wonder why it wasn't thought of as my parents were very safety conscious normally. The first time I came to the states and saw that first lightning bug I thought they were magical. Lots of flashing lights in the darkness, they kept me entertained for hours literally. Thanks for sharing these very special photos.

Denise inVA said...

That should have read, yes I am smiling :)

Connie said...

What a fun day you had and your dishes look so yummy and festive :)

reana claire said...

Wow..what a Wonderful celebration! I love your plate too, it has the theme there... and the fireworks, I am sure everyone had a fantastic time!

Ann said...

What a fun day you had. Love the idea there with the strawberries, white chocolate pretzels and blueberries. The other snacks look pretty yummy too.

Sandra said...

everyone looks so festive for the fourth, you even have on flag colors. love the pics of the sparklers and the smoke, you know me and FIRE... cute glasses and I love the concentration on Anne Marie face as she lights the fires... fun post with your fun family..

George said...

You certainly had a wonderful Fourth of July celebration. It looks as if everyone had a great time (and lots of good food!).

Nancy Chan said...

Happy celebration with so much fun. The kids were enjoying themselves.

DawnTreader said...

I don't think I've ever seen a firefly. As for fireworks, I always kept well away from them :) I might eat all those strawberries and blueberries while everyone else was busy looking at fireworks...

Patsy said...

Happy times to remember!

Chris Scheuer said...

Aww... what a fun a festive evening you had. Anne Marie looks so grown up and responsible!

Tamago said...

Yay for Anne Marie! I can see how happy she was :-)
Such delightful photos of your family. Glad you all had a lot of fun :-)

Bobbi and Gracie said...

Ginny I LOVE your pictures!! Anne Marie has grown so much since we became blogging friends.. All of your grand-girls are just beautiful!! What a lovely 4th you had!! Say hi to Phil ;-)

Betsy Adams said...

Even if you had to celebrate on a different day (due to the rain) ---it seems as if everyone had a great time celebrating together... Isn't it wonderful for you and Phil to have all of those wonderful granddaughters to share your life with.... LOVE it.

Hugs,
Betsy

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

LOVE those snazzy star sunglasses!! Precious girls.
The red white and blue theme was grand...why even your food was patriotic.

You too have yourself all gussied up in the colors.

Rose said...

I would have enjoyed coming to your house with all that food! And Lorelei would have had fun with your girls.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Aww, look at all that fun!