Monday, July 4, 2011

our 4th of july

The girls and I made a fruit pizza to take to the fourth of July cookout.  We used a recipe from Our Best Bites and it turned out wonderfully.  We didn't use drizzle chocolate over it after we were done like they did, but it was still very good.

As you can see, Maggie kept sneaking blueberries from the pizza. She replaced them later though.  The girl just loves blueberries.

Seriously, she ate berries until I took them away.

We went to the cookout at my cousin's and swam until the early evening hours.  We all looked waterlogged by the end of the day.  Then we went and watched fireworks.  Gwendolyn had been super excited to go see the fireworks all week.  Once we got out to see the fireworks though, she complained they were too loud.  Of course.  Maggie, on the other hand, was completely unfazed by the booms and cheered them on.

I think I got some decent pictures of fireworks.  We'll see.  It was probably the first time in ten years that I watched fireworks at all, and the first year I tried to take any pictures.  I had some issues trying to figure out the best shutter speed, but I have had issues with that all week since I clicked over from aperture priority to manual.  I'll get it figured out.

The theme this week at I heart faces is red, white, and blue.  This was the first picture I thought of when I saw the challenge, and it was taken last October.  Look how much Maggie has grown!  She still wants to wear that supergirl outfit, though she outgrew it long ago.  So now I am on the lookout for a supergirl or wonderwoman outfit to hopefully replace that one.

Also linking up to Sweet Shot TuesdayTuesdays around the World, and 52 weeks of happiness


  1. Oh she's a doll, and that fruit pizza looks AMAZING.

    Glad you had a great day!

  2. That fruit pizza looks delish!

    It's so funny what outfits kids latch on to. My son has a few t-shirts that he simply won't let go, even though they are too small and really can't be comfortable to wear.

  3. She is so cute! Sounds like you day was great!

  4. Looks like you had a great day!

    So funny what they get attached to- my daughter loves her pumpkin outfit from a few years ago.

  5. Love that last shot. It is precious.

    Marla @

  6. Yum! Yum! I love fruit pizza!

    And what a cutie you have on your hands.

  7. Sounds like a great 4th! That fruit pizza looks so delicious too! And I am like Maggie - I could eat blueberries all day long!

  8. Darling photos of your little girl. And yes, she has grown up fast!


  9. Wow, you have a gorgeous daughter!! I'm visiting from over at lucy's blog and I thought I'd check your's out! Love it !!!

  10. Thanks for commenting on my 'doodle blog!!!

  11. that pizza looks so yummy! can't wait to see fireworks shots :)

  12. What a cutie! and that pizza looks wonderful!