America the beautiful.
Just beauty everywhere.
Our 4th of July festivities this year was a family affair.
We had a barbecue, swam in the pool and watched the fireworks in the evening.
My nephew Jonah says hi. He is growing every minute and accumulated some chubbiness while we were away for the wedding and honeymoon.
Our barbeque spread included burgers, beef short ribs marinated Korean bbq style, sausages, and chicken.
Fresh fruits from our trip yesterday and seaweed salad.
My plate x 2. I really loved all the veggies.
Cherry pie served with ice cream.
Some baby playing in between.
I got to baking and warm, chewy oatmeal raisin cookies were served fresh from the oven.
Since these cookies vanished right away, a second batch was made. A new batch of white chocolate, cranberry oatmeal cookies coming right up.
Red, white and blue. How festive!
Is it bad that I want to wear my little niece Jazzy’s cute sandals? I also wanted to do my hair like her 🙂
We headed to the park when it was time for fireworks.
We were greeted with the aroma of deep fried foods. The lines were long for food so we just scouted for our spot in the lawn.
We decided to avoid the crowds at Disneyland and watched the fireworks at our local park instead.
Jonah paid attention to everything. Look at his big eyes.
We enjoyed the firework show. There was a variety in color and also the music. They played traditional patriotic music as well as current pop songs.
We enjoyed the firework show but did not enjoy the long wait getting out of the parking lot. Mental note for next year: park far and away from the crowds and walk to the show or ride our bikes.
It was fun to spend time with our family, especially the kids. I am loving summer already.