Monday, July 5, 2010

God Bless America

Did you have a safe and happy 4th of July weekend?  What did you do?  Fireworks, BBQ hotdogs, or apple pie -- what was your favorite part of the last three days?  Here are some photo highlights of our July 4th weekend...

Nothing says America like....homemade TACOS!  Woo hoo.  Okay, we made fresh tacos on Saturday night because we were craving them and knew that the next day we'd partake in a more typical American meal.  The homemade taco shells turned out pretty good and it was a 3-napkin meal so I guess that means it was good.  To keep it a little patriotic we also had these...

chocolate cupcakes are a great side dish to tacos.  Trust me on this one (wink wink).

Earlier in the day, we made a trek to Home Depot for this - 

How ironic for this weekend -- restricting your toddler's freedom.  This gate will hopefully keep Nate from running out into the street, which he nearly does on a daily basis.  

Our 2nd purchase at Home Depot was Ozzie.  He's the newest member of our family and will hopefully keep those unruly squirrels from disturbing our tomatoes, herbs, lawn, etc.  If the squirrels disturb Ozzie, well, I may throw in the towel.

And here's a shot of the squirrel's personal buffet our tomato crop.
They're finally turning pink/almost red.  The squirrels don't seem to mind the color....urrrggg.

On Sunday, the 4th of July, I went to church wearing this red and white shirt:

This photo is from last November.  Yes, the weather was chilly enough for me to actually wear what is typically a red winter holiday shirt.  Crazy, right??  I don't remember a July weekend being so mild in a long time.  Later in the afternoon (when it did get a little sunnier), we went to a pool party and BBQ at a friend's house (no photo).  Most of the other party guests have grown children so they just sat back and watched Lee and I chase Nate around the backyard.  I think I heard a couple of them chuckle and say under their breath "SO glad that's not us anymore!"

Today we visited the zoo and - duh - chased Nate around some more.  I was able to get him to hold still for 30 seconds so I could take this picture:
Would have been nice to get a picture of Nate facing me but you know what they say about working with animals and babies.  The rest of the afternoon was kinda lazy, which was divine.  Now it's back to work tomorrow!  Hope you had a nice weekend too.

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