Tuesday, July 7, 2009

4th of July 2009

Despite unfavorable weather conditions, we still had a great 4th of July. It was the morning after Bobby's first on-call night. (Nobody died on his watch so that's good.) Franny came downstairs and asked where Daddy was. After I told her Daddy was at work, she said, "He needs to come home and go to sleep." We met up with him for a pancake breakfast at the church.

The girls and I headed to Walmart for some groceries and by the time we got home, Daddy was fast asleep. The girls spent the morning watching cartoons and playing while I prepared some 4th of July food for the Wilson's BBQ that night. I made the creamiest lime meringue pie and a Dill Potato Salad. (recipe below)

We watched the shortest parade I've ever seen- and that's not necessarily a bad thing- and the kids were able to collect some free candy and SWAG.

Apparently this is Sophie's "pretty face" because that's what I asked her for when I took this picture.

Mad dash to catch the parachutes. Franny loved watching the fireworks.

And Franny's Daddy loved lighting the fireworks.

Especially these.

Potato, Cucumber and Dill Salad adapted from Bon App├ętit | July 1992

Yield: Serves 4
2 pounds baby red potatoes, sliced
3 1/2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoons country-style Dijon mustard
2 Tbs olive oil
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
3/4 pound pickling cucumbers, sliced
Fresh dill sprigs

Cook potatoes in pot of boiling water until just tender. Drain. Transfer to large bowl. Add 2 tablespoons vinegar to hot potatoes and stir gently. Combine remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons vinegar, mayo, oil, and mustard in small bowl. Add chopped dill. Mix into potatoes. Season with salt and pepper. (Can be made 6 hours ahead. Cover; chill. Bring to room temperature before serving.) Mix in cucumbers. Garnish with dill sprigs.


jayne said...

I cried when I saw those pictures. That is my neighborhood and we should have been enjoying it with all our friends......My life will never be the same, will it?.....

Julia Holmes said...

Their shirts are so cute...and Sophie and Franny are even cuter! I'm so glad that Bobby's first night went well and that you guys had such a fun 4th of July.

Jessica said...

SWAAAGG! Stuff we all get. I literally decorated my whole condo with swag.

I'm glad Bobby had a successful first night on call! Pressure.

Tara said...

I was kinda sad we weren't there too. Glad you all had lots of fun!

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