If you have been reading the internet headlines or listening/watching the news then you know that Colorado is literally on fire. 9 fires with at least two being extreme and huge! It is so sad to see the forests and homes burn. It has been a dry year.
So no fireworks of any kind or campfires even...what's a 4th of July with no fireworks? WELL...let me show you:
|The perfect ending to our grilled hot dogs, chips, Pork N' Beans Independence Day meal: Strawberry Delight. A yummy, creamy dessert with crumbly, crisp like crust on bottom and top. Heaven.|
We spent the day painting our version of fireworks on paper and my oldest son painted stars on the American flag. We also (thanks to hubby for the idea) tied plastic jungle animals to plastic bags to make instant parachute toys. See picture below: Look at son's hat and you will see the Rhinoceros skydiving.
|Notice the flag...He is so proud to hold it. Awesome!|
NOW, we could have poppers!!! So we managed to go through almost 400 poppers. Oh, the joy of a pop sound!
For our last hoopla and most thrilling event...we put Mentos in some Diet Coke and made our own sticky explosions.
No fires, fireworks or true explosions, but we had a great day of freedom. I am proud to be an American.
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