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4th of July 2012

The 4th of July is such a fun holiday!  This year we started the celebration a day early by making fun hats and holiday treats.  We were lucky because we got to share our fun with our friends Maggie and her mom, Sarah.  It's always more fun when friends can join us!  We made cupcakes and cake batter rice krispy treats with fun 4th of July sprinkles.  FYI, the cake batter rice krispy treats taste no different from regular rice krispy treats. They just have more calories.  The kids had fun decorating the cupcakes.  I didn't get a good picture of the cupcakes, but you can see them in the picture with Jackson and Maggie.

Then the kids decorated the bags that we gave our treats away in.  They had a good time with star stickers!

You can see the hats we made in the picture with Jackson.  Jackson LOVED this hat.  He wore it for 3 days straight.  I actually had to get rid of it because it was falling apart and Austin was eating the pieces.  Jackson literally loved that hat to death.  ;)  The next picture is Jackson playing in that hat July 5th.  He wanted to wear it all the time!  The hat met it's end that night.  But, luckily, Jackson hasn't asked for it yet.  Phew!

I wasn't ready to disrupt Austin's sleep schedule to go see fireworks, plus I didn't want to expose his ears to the popping just yet, so we lit a few sparklers at home.  I was so shocked that Jackson held a sparkler without any misgivings, but then he realized that it was fire and decided to be scared of them after he held a couple.  Oh well, at least he tried!  Austin was tired and did not care for the sparklers AT ALL.  He also did not appreciate the patriotic glow stick necklaces, and refused to let me put one on him.  He even tried to rip mine off.  Apparently he didn't like them on me either.  You can see just how "happy" he was in the picture with Daddy.

This was probably my most favorite 4th of July to date!  It was a fun and relaxing day.  And I think the boys had fun too!


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