Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Family Fun and Flea Market Finds

 We had everyone here for the 4th for swimming and a cookout. My niece and her family came over from Illinois, Andrew and Alison brought baby Tad, Justin came down from Chicago and brought his new girlfriend, and of course, Eric. The weather was perfect, and we had so much fun just being together. It can't get much better!

Tad was the center of attention.
Justin and his friend Lizzie. (Justin got stung by a wasp and had ice on it.)
Alison and Tad.
Sheila and Davin.
Orion and Alexander really enjoyed the pool!
Rick manning the grill.
My attempt at Martha's cookies.
We ran out of matches for the bottle rockets and snakes, so the boys used a magnifying glass!

On Sunday we went to the monthly flea market. We didn't get much, but I did find a cute spice cabinet, some Eloise Wilkin books, and a great old game.

I hope everyone had a good holiday with family and friends. We sure did!


Kim K. said...

Looks like a fabulous way to spend the holiday weekend. Doesn't get much better than family and food (a flea market to top it off is the icing on the cake)!!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Oh, my cousins made the Martha cookies too! Love the children books!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Looks like you had some family fun! LOVE the pretty cookies! Congrates on your new grandson. He is precious! LOVE your sun porch and you have it decorated so sweet!


Anonymous said...

Your home is so charming! I love the barn red color - and your gardens... oh my! I live in the desert on a city lot and have tiniest yard ever. I just imagine having a big place in the country. Congratulations on your new grandbaby - and your 4th of July ornaments are awesome! I was all over your blog - even saw the tadpoles! Blessings, Patti

Kerin said...

Of course Tad was the star of the day.... he's so cute!! Love your cookies! I think they turned out awesome, and I'm so impressed that you took the time and effort to make them.
Seems to me that you all had a wonderful time together. Good summer memeories :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Looks like a perfect time with a little bundle of joy to have fun with! I love the precious Golden books you found! WOW! ♥

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Looks like you had a wonderful family gathering. Thank God that baby didn't get stung.