Thursday, July 2, 2009

Loving The 4th of July

I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy and I just love this holiday!

True, it's not Christmas. We aren't gathered around a fire or reveling in family traditions, but there is a lightheartedness to this day that I truly enjoy.

First, there are the small town parades. The sight of kids pedaling decorated bikes and tricycles could make ever the crustiest curmudgeon smile. And at night, I love to watch those children whirling across lawns bearing sparklers - their lights mingling with the twinkling of fireflies.

And I think fireworks are magical. Whether accompanied my an orchestra or a chorus of crickets, they take my breath away.

Of course, I can't go on without mentioning food. At no time during the year do hot dogs, corn on the cob, or watermelon taste so good! I attached a photo of the cake I made for my kids' classes yesterday. It's not my photo, but my cake looked the same (just in case you needed an idea).

What are your plans for the 4th?