Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Independence Day!

 I love the 4th of July. I love the cookout foods, I love the parades, I love the patriotic music, and I love love love the fireworks. I miss going to see the big show in the city, but I think our little ones are too young to make that fun for any of us since you've got to get there super early to get a spot. Also they're at the age when I'm never quite sure how the noise will affect them, so we'll head somewhere we can beat a fast retreat if necessary.

Today's a busy day for us - we had a kiddie parade to march in with preschool, and then just enough time to come home for lunch and naps before heading off again to an afternoon BBQ. We're back at home now but once it gets dark we'll head over to the park to watch people set off all manner of explosives, legal and probably otherwise. Here's lunch:

Clockwise from bottom right: strawberry puffs, strawberry, blueberry and string cheese skewers, flag bagel (red pepper, blueberries, cream cheese), blueberries, marshmallows with strawberry pockys, Bing cherries.

Today's muffin tin lunch was inspired by Michelle at Muffin Tin Mom, who suggested a red, white and blue theme for the week. So fun!