It ended with a bang

We had a great time at our annual 4th of July celebration in our court this past weekend–swimming, playing games, and eating a whole bunch of delicious food.

My daughter made and decorated the cupcakes…

4th of July cupcakes

and everyone had fun joining in the water balloon toss or doing things like face-painting, playing ping-pong, and squirting each other with water guns.
There were plenty of fireworks too.

fireworks piled on table

One of our neighbors made a stand to set them on…

homemade fireworks stand

and after it got dark, he and another neighbor lit the fireworks and put on a great show for the whole court.
The night ended with a bang…
fireworks going off
(And swimming until 12:00 am!)
The kids had a blast, and so did we. :)


  1. Jen

    Those are some awesome cupcakes. Your daughter did an awesome job. :)

  2. jen

    You did such a great job of capturing the day. It looks like A LOT of fun!

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  6. I miss eating cupcakes! We 'celebrated' by going to a water park. Our daughter at first didn't want to go into the kiddie pool but after a while she loved it so much she didn't want to leave.

  7. GREAT job capturing pictures and photo scrapbooking the memories! I totally love the cup cakes. Our oldest daughter and I use to always create a red,white and blue dessert. Its so fun!

  8. Wow! How fun!! And look at those awesome cupcakes!I want to go to your house next year! LOL

  9. Looks like a fantastic time! We had a huge feast and we allowed our son to stay up to see the fireworks. He was thrilled and couldn't stop talking!

  10. Looks like a great 4th!! Those cupcakes are beautiful! Thanks for stopping by my blog, hope to see you again soon!

  11. Your daughter did an excellent job with those cupcakes…so cute and fun! We enjoyed our 4th, had a bbq at my brothers.P.S. Sorry I haven't been doing well at commenting for awhile…I am reading though!

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