Thursday, July 7, 2011

The 4th

Our 4th of July was pretty low key.
Steve took the kids to the town parade 
I stayed home while the baby napped.
I may have shut my eyes for a minute or two as well
Trying to regroup after our NYC trip

So, since the family didn't celebrate Hannah's birthday with a cake
we made a flag cake and the celebration of her 13th continued.
It's good to be Hannah.

My dad and Roxie came later in the day for a cookout.
She made this amazing Quinoa salad with toasted sesame oil
oranges, cherries, dried cranberries and cashews.
I need the recipe for it!
Plus they showered Hannah with more gifts.

Will helped decorate the cake

Thanks Dad and Roxie for coming!
We love having you!

We left the dishes in the sink
and went to the beach to watch the sunset.
And the fireworks.

This is our favorite spot on the beach.
It's on the bay side and hardly anyone goes there.
We usually have it all to ourselves.

And it's the best place to watch the sun go down.


  1. Super cute cake! And those beach pictures are awesome!

  2. Sounds aand looks like the perfect 4th to me!
    We celebrated Andy's 30th! How can that be?
    xoxo Dianne

  3. That cake is great. It's so cute! I'm glad you enjoyed the holiday weekend. The beach is a perfect way to wrap it all up.

    Hope you are enjoying your week!

  4. Sounds like your 4th and Hannah's b-day was great! Hannah is looking so beautiful I might add. Loved your NYC pics so much too.

  5. Those sunset pictures are just beautiful!

  6. Really cute cake and I LOVE quinoa!!

    I found you from a friends blog - Love it! Love the Wicked post below (my fave).

    I just started a new blog and I am hoping it will be fun!

    Come say "Hi".

  7. hi pam....fanci here. just wanted to make sure you saw my post on your nyc trip.