Friday, July 9, 2010

4th of July Celebration

My family got together for our annual 4th of July BBQ.  I have to say the food was amazing.  My mom wanted to do something a little different.  We normally just grill up some hamburgers or steaks.  This year we did grilled salmon.  It was so good.  I got the recipe here  -- TRY IT, you won't be sorry.  We had cesar salad made by Melanie which was delicious.  She also brought a great bean/tomato/italiany chip dip that I will be getting the recipe for. 

Inspired by my cousin Marta, I decided to copy their family tradition and make a flag cake of my own.  I had never made a red velvet cake before, but I impressed myself.  I decided to go with a cream cheese frosting instead of the traditional red velvet frosting.  Love their idea of dying the coconut.  That Marta sure is clever.  

This year I bought some sparklers for Jake to try out.  He thought they were fun.  We'll have to do it again for the 24th.

We had our annual fireworks show put on by Tyler.  Its more fun for me to watch my kids these days then the actual fireworks.  Jake loved them and Sam didn't look away.

Whit and Jake watching the show

Sam crawling EVERYWHERE!

Can anyone tell me what Grama is doing behind Jake?  No idea....

Me smothering Sam

My 2 boys....aren't they the cutest?

Thanks mom and dad for a great night!

1 comment:

marta said...

what a happy independence day! i loved seeing your version of the red velvet flag cake. we'll have to carry on the tradition for the next generation. and those boys are just growing up so cute and big!!

p.s. thanks for the salmon tip. my sister-in-law swears by this stuff called Saigon Sizzle, drizzled on her salmon. supposedly it's amazing.