Sunday, July 5, 2009

Star Spangled

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skinny babies

red white and blue bouquet

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CAN YOU EVEN BELIEVE IT!?!

spangled

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Tragic turn of events in the Friendship Pagoda...

first sparkler

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depressing aftermath

Cherries, sparklers, wading pools, hamburgers, Springsteen, watermelon, squealing, blankets in the grass, daisies, ribbon Jello, drinks on ice, lime popsicles, baked beans, friends, family, fireworks, FRIENDSHIP PAGODA BURNS DOWN, amen.

25 comments:

planetnomad said...

Oh my word! That first tummy picture! Those streaks of juice! That is so classic!

Kelly said...

I really dislike Jell-O, but that dessert is so pretty!

Kelly said...

Yes! The layered Jell-O is visually stunning.

I'm Megan... said...

beautiful!

knitalot3 said...

That is Independence day! Thanks for sharing. I needed a smile today.

The Green Stone Woman said...

Very pretty layered Jell-O. I want a big bite of it. And a sparkler too, please.

Kristen M. said...

Thank you! I am having a TERRIBLE morning but I feel ever so slightly better now. And I'm loving the most recent blog header!

Magpie said...

i love that little flaming pagoda.

Lisa Wheeler Milton said...

I want to live in the BeanPaste. Is that wrong? Stunning shots...

justhay said...

I officially love ribbon jello....I don't have to eat it do I?
Did you make that? Awesome. I feel totally patriotic now.

heidi said...

Love the picnic pic of the boys from the back.
Made me run into the playroom to squeeze my boy.

Renovation Therapy said...

that watermelon pic is priceless!

iCarrie said...

wow. this takes me back to being a kid. I love it!
And I haven't been able to find a friendship pagoda in years! (waah)

Stu said...

The Pagoda picture is the best. All you need is little monk figurines fleeing the carnage.

-Stu

Allison said...

Your photos are so beautiful and evocative - you tell your stories very well with words and images - this has to be one of my favorite posts of yours yet!

~m said...

OH! The friendship pagoda on FI-AH is THE BEST PICTURE EVER!
I'm pretty sure I can make that assessment.

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I love the pic where it looks like he's breathing fireworks. Ha! :-)

carrie said...

Lovely!

i am very mary said...

Hello, I would like you to live at my house and be my resident photographer. The end.

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Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

All. So. Lovely.

How are you? :-)

jenX said...

these pictures are really nice. you do well with that camera.

Tracy said...

HI Mel! Happy birthday! I hope you have a great day!

Anonymous said...

August 9, 2009 --

Melanie. I think you need to update your blog.

I hope you're ok.

Anonymous said...

I miss your updates. The cute stories, adorable pictures.. where are you?!