Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July

Because the 4th is on a Sunday, we had our family celebration yesterday with the traditional swim party, BBQ and fireworks.

Mr. Cactus has 5 brothers. Now that they are adults, you would think the competitiveness would die down.
Not so.
You might consider they would set a higher example for their own sons.
The pool party quickly became "King of The Mattress".

The cushy seat cannot be owned for long.
And you would think that maybe for one moment they might share.

Not on your life.
Despite the bruises and scratches, it was survival of the fittest until exhaustion came.
The next competition moved on to rock jumping.
Who can make the fanciest move into the pool?

Or the largest cannonball splash?
I'm surprised there was any water left in the pool.
The BBQ included traditional American food complete with grilled hamburgers and watermelon.
Although I did make English trifle for dessert. (I was going for the red, white and blue look).

Once the sun set, we sat on the front lawn and helped the children light off fireworks.

Sparkler fun with our nephews.
We are 234 years old today.

Happy Birthday America.


Kim Walus said...

That was a fun day with your family and the food looked yummy. We are having the kids over again today for Sunday dinner. Have a great weekend.

SewCalGal said...

What a fun 4th of July celebration! Great fun in the pool too! I'm sure your dinner & visit with kids today will also be great. Enjoy!


kclily said...

I feel like I was there. That was a fun party. Happy 4th.

quiltmom anna said...

Looks like good fun was had by all - including some lovely food- Your trifle looks very pretty- there is something gorgeous about summer berries.
Happy Fourth of July.

SandyQuilts said...

So much fun.

Is your pool an above ground one?

Carol said...

What a fun 4th celebration...boys will be boys! LOL! Your trifle looks delish!

Material Mary said...

The pool party certainly looks like a mens club!! They are so funny these men we love. The food looks delicious too. I wanted to reach in and have a bite of that trifle!!

Martha said...

The English Trifle is a nice twist Nedra! It looks gorgeous!and I bet it went down a treat. I've got my mom over here visiting and two of my American nephews - we had our version of steak subs to celebrate the day.
Happy 4th!

Nat Palaskas said...

Happy 4th July to you Nedra. The pool party looks great and yummy trifle!

Becky said...

What a fun, family day!!!! The pool, food, fireworks - a great celebration.

Browndirtcottage said...

Looks like guys had w-a-y too much fun there!!! I didn't see Ms. Nedra enjoying the cool waters sporting a bikini in none of your photos! HA!

I used to be Gigi Minor - but now I'm Annie Kight said...

You all look like you had a blast! That trifle is so yummy looking! May this year's 4th bring you much cheer and happiness : )