this. It was amazing. I LOVE the butter. I don't buy unsalted butter, but did for this and it is divine. I even made the french toast with only egg yolks and with lemon zest. Yep, breakfast was a big hit- complete with "kid coffee" and cantaloupe- around 8:30 when everyone else was up and ready for the day. The rest of the day was spent cleaning and organizing the garage (we have our annual yard sale coming up this weekend), staining fence sections (behind the kids in the pic), mowing, playing in the pool and riding bikes. We had several friends over for dinner- the best kind, the kind you don't have to clean house for! hi, Chuck ;) We had BLT's (thx to Jason for doing LOTS of bacon on the grill so our house wouldn't get all hot and greasy) and corn on the cob and watermelon and a yummy dessert that the kids enjoyed making with me. It was basically a big cookie in the shape of a flag decorated with blue frosting and blueberries, red frosting and strawberries, and white stripes of cool whip. Of course we had more cool whip and piles of blueberries and strawberries on the side. Jason and I are probably going to be wide awake for quite awhile still. It's 11:30 and the fireworks around our neighborhood are still going loud and strong. I took a lot of pictures tonight to get the one above. It's not perfect and the outtakes are probably my favorites. I'll try to post more of those tomorrow.
p.s. Ella helped me cut out and sew the garland that is pictured. We made 2 of them. I am getting so much joy out of crafting with her recently. I feel like I've been waiting forever for my little girl to sew with me and now I'm enjoying it! I have fond memories of doing the same thing with my mom. I'll post pics to my other blog as well.