Tuesday, July 5, 2011

We're All In This Together!

Here and now its time for celebration
I finally figured it out (yeah yeah)
That all our dreams have no limitations
That's what its all about(yeah yeah)

Everyone is special in their own way
We make each other strong (we make each other strong)
Were not the same
Were different in a good way
Together's where we belong

We're all in this together
Once we know
That we are
We're all stars
And we see that
We're all in this together
And it shows
When we stand
Hand in hand
Make our dreams come true

Using HSM as a theme just seemed to fit this year's Fourth of July party.  We went a little silly with it and had pom poms and Red Velvet Brownies.  We even had an East High Wildcat Cheerleader!  Even if she only wanted to yell "Wildcats!"  Being three, she had lot's of natural enthusiasm.  Thanks Christina for the costume.

I found the Red Velvet Brownie Recipe at Adventures in Juggling.  Instead of the Buttercream I used Cream Cheese frosting.  I really just wanted a reason to make Cream Cheese frosting.  I exercised self control and did not dive head first into the bowl.  I did however share the beater with Clover when we done.  I did have to use a "brownie hiding" device aka a bowl over the plate so that little fingers did not creep up and snag all the frosting off of the brownies.

We had a blast hangin out back despite the heat we managed to stay cool.  We were a little discouraged by all the last minute cancelations but as soon as more friends started arriving, the festivities were underway!  Clover had a blast making new friends and hanging out with her best pals.  It was really cute watching the youngins get all into the fireworks.  Thanks Grandpop and friends for the fireworks.  We took turns with the neighbors across the street lighting off fountains, between the two of us we were out there for awhile.  We like to place them up on a ladder so that everyone can see them.  

I am very fortunate to have friends who don't mind helping out here and there when they come over.  I actually felt like I got to enjoy my own party.  Thanks everyone!  We had chili nachos so all the cooking was done in the crock pot.  Despite the three blackouts, everything went pretty well.  I think this was the first time I can remember that we went through and entire can of nacho cheese!        

So just in case you have never heard the song...Here is an earworm for the day!

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