I used some leftover dishtowel fabric, that had a red, and blue stripe and wrapped it around an old Christmas wreath.....tied a same fabric bow on it, and added Heather's flag!!
For many years my Aunt Emmy and Uncle Bud, hosted a children's 4th of July party. The celebration was held for their grandchildren, and great nieces and nephews. One year, Mr. Math and I decided to take our girls. We packed up the van and drove from Cupertino to San Diego. We only had 3 daughters at the time, so the 9 hour drive wasn't too bad. It was worth the trip! We had a blast! A good old fashion picnic with chocolate cake, a band and a dance floor, and at the end of the evening, flags and sparklers for all, and Aunt Emmy leading us all in Your A Grand Old Flag!
Daughter number 3 loving her chocolate cake, and Uncle Bud with two of his favorite nieces!
Not sure what we were thinking having the kids face the sun....but I love all their red, white, and blue outfits!!
Growing up the 4th of July was an extra special day in our family...Grandpa Cote', my mother's dad, was born on the 4th of July, in 1892. He was born in Turners Falls, Massachusetts. He and his new wife moved to Beverly Hills California, in 1919. In 1937 work took him to Burlingame in Northern California. Nana and Grandpa retired to San Diego, in the late 60's. He passed away in 1980.
little Raymond in his winter coat
he was Raymond Jr, his family called him Jack
Grandpa and my mom on her wedding day.
Grandpa Cote' loved to paint...he preferred oils over water colors. I am lucky enough to have several of his paintings. He painted landscapes and flowers...well, landscapes and pansies! He loved pansies.
We had a quiet 4th here at the Xavier Ct house, Mr Math is getting ready to go on vacation for a week with daughters number 2 and 3 and I spent most of the day helping them get ready. I was able to get a little work done in my crafting room. I owe a few people thank you gifts!
Wishing you all a Happy 4th of July!!