Happy Birthday 'Merica

This was Parker's third time celebrating the 4th of July, but the first year where he really understood what was happening. He was all about the red, white, and blue!

There were cookies to be baked and decorated...

Patriotic outfits to be donned...

 Ice cream to be enjoyed...

Sparklers to set off... (pictured here with Gigi in town from Dallas!)

And best of all - FIREWORKS to be seen!

 We brought our folding chairs and camped out at the US Space and Rocket Center for their show (which boasted to be the biggest in the Tennessee Valley!). Unfortunately, right at 9pm when the music/choreographed fireworks were set to begin, the rain (which had been set at a steady sprinkle just cooling everyone off) decided to amp up. The fireworks continued still (though I think we spotted some technical difficulties along the way) and over the course of the next fifteen minutes or so, the entire crowd (700 cars worth) was soaked. Quite the experience! Everyone there surprisingly seemed in very good spirits still, but it made for one very wet ride home!

 How did you spend the holiday weekend?
Happy Birthday, USA! 


  1. Looks like a great weekend!! Love those festive cookies :)
    XO, Kelly

  2. Oh my gosh, that little hand print star flat is the cutest! And those cookies! Looks like you guys had the best weekend!

  3. What a fun 4th!! Parker is so, so cute in all his patriotic looks!! And I love your nails!! I wish we had sparklers at my 4th celebration!!

    1. Thank you so much!! The nail polish is luxe effects by Essie - a pain to take off but totally worth it!

  4. Happy birthday Merica! These birthday pictures are marvellous! These little star cookies look amazing in the pictures. I really want to celebrate my son’s birthday just like your arrangements. Can you please help me on searching best venues in San Francisco?


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