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fourth of july

This year our Fourth of July party was filled with pinwheels. Lots of red, white and blue pinwheels. I love how they turned out. So fun. And they were really easy too. You can see my Fourth of July inspiration here. There just wasn’t enough time to make everything that I wanted to. Oh well…the strawberries and cute red, white, and blue pennant will have to wait until another year.
Joel and I spent a lot of the hot, Kansas weekend getting the yard spiffed up for the party. Getting ready in the heat is always the worst part {especially this year with my prego belly}, but it is always worth it! Last night turned out to be such a fun evening with friends…even though it was still hot. It was an evening full of hamburgers and hotdogs, lemonade and cute paper straws, homemade ice cream and strawberries, kids running all around, swim suits and sand, sitting at picnic tables and chatting with friends, sparklers and firecrackers, and staying up late to watch fireworks. I think that the Fourth is one of my favorite holidays.
A few of Levi’s funny, dramatic faces. He wasn’t a fan of whatever Grammy was feeding him in the first picture. And the second picture is his new face. We call it “the look”. He makes this face and then cracks up at himself. What a goof.
 My pregnant friends…all in our matching stripes. Can you tell who is due first??
Joel took this picture with his phone while we were watching fireworks. Levi screamed through the first few, but then figured out they weren’t so bad if he closed his eyes and Mama covered his ears. So this is how he spent the rest of the fireworks show. 🙂
Hope you had a great Fourth!
  • The Sieberts - thanks again Jess- it was so much fun!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Julie - Oh Jess! It looks like such a fun and perfect party. The pinwheels turned out so cute. And the sandbox looks AMAZING. So sad we couldn’t be there. 🙁ReplyCancel

  • The Boccias - You guys know how to throw a party! Looks like a lot of fun! You look adorable, Jess–love your outfit! Talia eventually got used to the fireworks after being around them for about 4 nights in a row… 🙂ReplyCancel

  • karen - Looks like a fun party!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - You did a great job. So cute. Looks like great fun.
    And you look Fantastic!!ReplyCancel

  • Merrill - Looks like so much fun! And I love “the look” from Levi…too funny. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • amy jupin - jess, every time i see one of your fabulous parties, i always think there are some awesome memories being made in that gorgeous yard! love the family pic, love your growing tummy, love levi’s new face, all of it!ReplyCancel

  • Jody - Looks like you guys had a lot of fun! I made the cake you posted about for our little supper last night. It actually turned out, which surprised me because I’m not a baker.ReplyCancel

  • The Moffats - yeah! A belly pic!!! You look so cute 🙂 Looks like a fun fourth. Tanner cried through the first 5 min of fireworks and then fell asleep on papa. Can’t believe Levi’s hair – it is going to be as blonde as Tanner’s by the end of summer!!ReplyCancel

  • Mindy Harris - i like levi’s hair parted on the side! so irresistible.
    the pregnant girls lineup is a hoot.
    i love the pinwheels and burlap bunting, and that you put burlap over the coolers. looks like an awesome party! makes me want to host 1 next yr.ReplyCancel

  • Vera - Such sweet and happy pictures – love them! Our 16 month old Henry CRACKS ME UP, and a lot of the Levi tricks/looks remind me of him. They are such silly boys right now!ReplyCancel

  • This Farm Family's Life - Love the prego pic. The decorations look great!ReplyCancel

  • Amber - All of your decorations were adorable and so festive! And you are looking beautiful, mama-to-be! The only thing that looks prego is your belly. Glad you had a fun 4th with friends and family!ReplyCancel

  • The Carters - Your decorations were great!! Looks like ya’ll had a wonderful Fourth of July!!ReplyCancel

  • vickisherbert - Your celebration looks like so much fun! I have been a follower of your blog and praying for your family since Cora was in the hospital. I was delighted to see pictures of your friend Kendall. I was her second grade teacher! I remember her as such a sweet little girl. Thanks so much for sharing your heart, family and friendships through your writing and pictures.ReplyCancel

  • Faith - how fun are these pics!!!

    and you have the cutest baby bump!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sara @ Mom Endeavors - What a great party!!! Love the pic with all the pregnant mamas!! Super cute! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Your photos look right out of a magazine. My favorite, though, is the one of your dad walking with Levi…so precious!!!

    Leigh in HoustonReplyCancel

  • Erin and Ryan - These pictures are so great! I LOVE the pinwheels and decorations :0) This makes me want to throw a 4th party!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy - You & your sister look so much alike to me!
    Happy 4th ~ beautiful decorations as always!!!
    Levi looks adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - I had to comment about your picture of Levi giving what you guys call “the look”…my daughter gave us a very similar look for about two years and we called it “the look” too!! We’d ask her to give us “the look” and she’d do it, I have no idea how many people we showed that off to and every single person would laugh and request she do it again-we loved it and were sad when she no longer did it:( you look so good too! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Love your maternity shirt….where did you get it? Great pictures as well!ReplyCancel

  • Lane - Precious party!!! I LOVE the 4th of July and dream of hosting a party like this some day!ReplyCancel

  • Amy - Levi’s “look” is adorable. You are such a fun party planner, Jess! I’m sure everyone there had a blast!!ReplyCancel

  • Jennjilla - You look adorable and your party looks like it was a blast! Happy 4th!ReplyCancel

  • EricaG - Looks like a fun, festive event! Beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Holt - Wow Jess — looks like a fun party!! Want to plan my daughters birthday in August?? You do great work!!ReplyCancel

  • Leah - I LOVE the prego pic! Did you all wear stripes on purpose? I think you all looked cuter than I did on the 4th…if you want to see someone bigger than you, check out my blog LOL.ReplyCancel

  • Kimberlee - Jess, I just loved seeing you and your friends pregnant! What a great looking party, too! The 4th is so festive and fun…and you do festive and fun, well!ReplyCancel

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