Hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July weekend. I know we did. It was busy but tons of fun! I made some strawberry jam, that turned out wonderfully and with no mistakes this time. Little Miss E celebrated her 2nd birthday is style with family. And the weekend was topped off with an amazing firework display by our neighbor...(and other people in our neighborhood).
|Big L found a tiny frog.|
|Sparkler Fun Celebrating Miss E's birthday|
I've been making strawberry jam with my mother and sisters for as long as I can remember. But this is the first time I have really made it on my own. This year I have made 3 batches and have gotten 11 pints and 8-half pints. This past weekend I got my strawberries from Wal-mart...(I wanted to go pick them myself, but time and kids wouldn't allow). From that batch which cost $10.68, I made 8 pints. I was very excited!!! I am hoping this will last until next strawberry season so I don't have to go buy jam.
Miss E celebrated her 2nd Birthday with dairy/corn free Strawberry Cupcakes with homemade Marshmallow fluff frosting. They looked pretty and tasted great too!!! She looked so cute in her new little dress top I made for her! And had fun playing with all her new gifts!
|The birthday banner I made.|
|A very happy 2 year old!|
|Eyeing up the goodies!|
The 4th of July has always been my favorite holiday. I am guessing because it started off the month that I was born in with a 'bang'...no pun intended. I just love the whole day! The picnics, patriotism, the time spent with family and friends and the FIREWORKS! This year I had some fun with my camera. Some pictures just came out truly amazing...others not so much. But here are a few of my faves!!!
Hope you have enjoyed. Thanks for reading!