Thursday, July 1, 2010

A Big, Sweet Hug for the USA

I'm proud to be an American....

I adore our:
boldness
ambition to chase dreams
enthusiasm
humor
charity and compassion
decisiveness
ability to make things happen
intense love

and...how brightly Americans color this world!


We started celebrating this week by making our own CLASSIC pinwheels, with a little button securing them in the middle.

I wish I was more patient...I am not very good at crafts and I also have a habit of rushing to finish things. NEXT time, I hope to not take over so much and let the boys explore more as they create. I feel a little sad about that...

We also baked some super sweet sugar stars to save for this weekend.



We put some on sticks next to mini pinwheels for some playful whimsy.



Little boys anxiously waited for a taste...

Kotah quickly and quietly added his own patriotic decor to mine as a surprise for me! He made Lego fireworks and Lego flags.

He wanted his flag right next to my flag.

And here is a mini SNEAK PEAK of our holiday weekend. This photo was from a PAST 4th of July. My mom made cones dipped in white chocolate and covered with sprinkles. I am doing that this year along with an Ice Cream Sundae Bar!



I am sincerely grateful for the founders of this beautiful country and respectfully celebrate the beginning of the USA.


Go, be an American this weekend!

Laugh,
don't take yourself too seriously...
but still put your hand over your heart,
Love,
eat a hamburger,
and drink a coke!

This post is linked to: Show off Your Stuff, Inspired Room, Lovin It, Deck the Halls,

Spotlight Yourself, Whatever Goes Wednesday 4th of July Party, Summer Sunday

27 comments:

Moxie said...

Have a wonderful 4th of July weekend! Enjoy your family and friends....AND celebrate what a BLESSING it is to live in this beautiful country of ours!!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

This is DARLING! Loved seeing your boys and all the cuteness in these pictures.

Happy Fourth!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Your boys are so cute, Lisa! You are such a great mother! It is wonderful to see them creating with you and baking. That Lego flag is just amazing! You are making memories here!!

Happy 4th,
Becky

SPLENDEROSA said...

I have never seen words so beautiful, fun, appropriate, necessary, lively and American. I love this! Thank you so much. xx's

Kristen said...

Have a safe and happy 4th of July!

Rebecca said...

Those cookies look amazing! And they are so detailed- wow!

Kristin said...

Those star cookies look FABulous! Om nom nom nom.

Jenny said...

Those star cookies do look fabulous and the pinwheel is cool too!

I bet the kids loved making those!!!

You gotta love America!!!!

JanMary said...

Love all the patriotic creativity.

Enjoy your celebrations.

Jessica Loukota Leimback said...

Happy Fourth to you all!! I love the flag Kotah!! :) The pinwheels look very craft...so you have some craft in you.

Tammy @ tinselshop.com said...

Such fun pictures, the boys are so cute! Your cookies look so yummy! I am having my first linky party today (impromptu, just decided to do it this morning...) If you have a minute stop by and join in the fun!

Best wishes and have a HAPPY & SAFE FOURTH!

-Tammy

Kelly said...

Love this post. And congratulations on your win. I am behind so I didn't get a chance to comment over there, but you totally deserved the top prize!

koralee said...

Just followed a link here and soooooo glad I did..I love your sweet blog...filled with so much fun and inspiration. Your family is so so lovely and those pinwheels are adorable!!!!!!
Happy 4th of July. xo

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

This is the perfect slice of Americana! Great post, darling boys, lots of patriotic spirit!
Happy Birthday America! Happy 4th to you!
Yvonne

Erika said...

I'm lovin' the windmills and the cookies. That looks like so much fun!

HoosierHomemade said...

I love the Pinwheels! Super cute! Your kiddos look great too!
My 4th of July Linky Party is still open over on my other blog, if you would like to add these!
http://itsablogparty.com/fourth-of-july-party/
Happy 4th!
~Liz

Kristy said...

Very Cute projects! Have a Happy Holiday!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I adore your red, white and bluetiful spirit.

I have a funny post planned for Monday and Wednesday I will host a lovely giveaway. Hope you'll stop by.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Lisa, I just read this again, and I think your boys are so adorable! Look how sweet they are! And I love, love, love those pinwheels! And the cookies and the sweet lego flag!

Hope you had a super Fourth!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Kristin said...

Help!!! Can we get a tutorial on those pinwheels? Is that scrapbook paper? Looooooove them!

The Tablescaper said...

So festive! Looks like you had a good time.

I know what you mean about being patient enough to let them do their own thing. But then again, those items might not wind up on your blog.

Thanks so much for being a party of "Summer Sundays".

- The Tablescaper

Ashley said...

Glad you stopped by The Hip Hostess! Either way you would like to submit your photos is fine. We are going to do a post with all the entrants. I am thinking based on how many we have, I am thinking you will have a week to enter!
Cheers and we look forward to see your pics!

Ronda Batchelor said...

I like your blog and especially like your pictures. I nominated you for an award. Come on over and see.
http://lesrondabatchelor.blogspot.com/2010/07/i-received-blog-award.html

Holly said...

I got goose bumps. I love being American. I embrace it all! Thanks for the fun reminder to enjoy it!

Judy@cutest-little-things said...

Just precious, Lisa!

Looks like an awesome time! Happy {belated} 4th!

Judy@cutest-little-things

{better than candy} said...

cute pics of all of you!

RedTedArt said...

Just stopping by to tell you that I LOVE this post and that I featured it in a special "Royal Get Crafty" :-)

http://www.redtedart.com/2011/04/15/royal-get-crafty-special-edition/

Maggy