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4th of July

Happy Independence Day, fellow Americans!

To celebrate the 4th of July properly requires lots of Red, White, and Blue!
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Beyond dressing the kids in patriotic t-shirts and even a red/white/blue lace skirt on our toddler, and beyond eating grilled hot dogs, and beyond making salsa using homegrown produce, we’ve done a few more things:

1) We made “Star Cookies,” sugar cookies topped with red and blue sugar! (We followed a favorite Crisco recipe that I stapled into MY handwritten recipe book years ago.)

2) We made Red, almost white, and Blue Popsicles, the easy DIY way, using paper cups, woodsticks, a red sports drink, lemonade, and a blue sports drink! (Always make a day early and Freeze between layering drinks.)

3) We attended a “Frontier 4th of July” exhibit and family fun activities at the Historic Arkansas Museum! We enjoyed lemonade, actors in clothes from historic times, demonstrations, crafts, and live musicians. Plus, right now, the museum has George Washington’s family Bible on display for the public!

4) We’re going to watch the big Fireworks at the Arkansas River, tonight! We LOVE this state’s biggest fireworks show of the year, and watching it from the baseball stadium at the River is always great at Dickey Stephens Park!!

Whew! FUN day!

“Photos . . . or it didn’t happen!” people often say!
“Photos, I say!” just keep scrolling to the bottom of this post for photos from today throughout the day!

(I’m posting now, while our youngest daughter naps! Love!)

Happy 4th of July, 2013!
~Amber Hamilton Henson

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