Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Fun on the Fourth

We have some non-Fourth related plans for part of the day today so we decided to paint our shirts last night. The girls also decided that the onesie I had planned for Cupcake to wear just wasn't girlie enough. So, they came up with a design and I painted it...

Isn't she cute? Wait till you see the back...

 This is our fifth year painting shirts and I'm pretty sure my kids would revolt if I ever said we would skip it. This year, I challenged them to incorporate a religious symbol into their designs. The oldest three chose the cross.
BigBoy chose a more understated approach... three stars representing the Holy Trinity.

We also have some beautiful treats waiting in the fridge. These were super easy and only took five minutes to make, I promise!
We decided to forgo our traditional treats and opt for some healthier choices this year. Ok, they look healthier, I'm not sure if they really are. Sarah found both of these ideas and pinned them thereby making them easy to steal find! I'm going to try to use honeydew melon instead of the feta for the watermelon flag. I'll post a picture when it's done.
Update: Here it is looking a little more green and pink than red and white but still delicious!
We don't plan to do much of anything. We aren't firing up the grill because... it's too darn hot. I really don't want my husband getting heat stroke trying to cook dinner. Frankly, some nice chilled chicken salad and fruit sounds deliciously cool right now. We are going to watch our fireworks on TV and hope that the ones outside don't scare the baby or the dog.


  1. Very cool tees! Great challenge, mom!

    Yum on the strawberries, too.

  2. Very cute shirts! What do you use to make such perfect stars and what kind of paint do you use? Thanks for sharing!

    1. Mary, you can see all of our supplies here on this older post. Basically, we use foil star stickers, paint over them and then remove them once the paint is dry. If you dabb your paint on with a sponge brush and don't brush it thereby lifting the points of the stickers, you can get a fairly clean star. The paint is just regular fabric paint from the craft store.

  3. those shirts are the best ever. that onesie just made me smile as big as Cupcake!!

  4. Happy 4th! I love all the shirts, especially Cupcakes!! Too cute! We made the strawberries too, among a few other things. :)

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  6. GAH!!! Her BUM!!! She is so cute, I can barely stand it.

    Glad you made the treats! I didn't make either of them, lol, but your strawberries look AWESOME.

    The kids' shirts look great!

  7. Great shirts. I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award. You can check it out here.


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