Saturday, July 05, 2008

Happy 4th!

This year we went to Todd and Kristin's annual 4th of July party!! It's always a lot of fun. This was the 7th year they have been doing this. I can't believe it's been that long!

One of the fun traditions of this party is their food contest. There are 5 categories: Most Creative, Most Patriotic, Best Presentation, Best Taste and Best Side Dish. Usually Heath makes the side dish we take thus the reason why in the past we have won Best Taste. A few years ago, we came up with the genius idea that we would make a cheese ball, but instead of it being in the shape of a ball we would make it flat. Then we took the topping of the cheeseball and dyed certain parts of it like you would dye icing for a cake. We decided we would design an American flag. Well, the colors of the dye weren't exactly cooperating and our American flag looked more like the French flag. Needless to say, we didn't win Most Patriotic, but we did win Best Taste!

This year Heath had to work, so I was on my own. On my own in the kitchen. The thought of that alone is enough to send me into a panic attack. So I did the only thing I know how to do...bake. I made a chocolate cake with black cherry jello filling and white icing. Then decorated it. It tasted great, but didn't look so fabulous.

But it won Most Patriotic!!

Laney and Ella had so much fun swinging together and playing on the water slide BEFORE the water was turned on.

They are such sweet friends that they were cheering each other on as the other slid down the slide.

Ella cheering for Laney.

Ring around the Rosy

A Pocket full of Posy

Ashes, Ashes we all fall down.

Happy 4th of July! My next post will be the continuation of the awesome weekend at Deeper Still!

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Darlene R. said...

What a cute cake! It sounds really yummy, too.

It's so nice that the girls play so well together. They are too cute!
We got to hang out in my Aunt pool all day on the 4th, so it was a relaxing day for us.

We finally got home tonight~ Yea!

Darlene R. said...

Oh, and I think it was the milk because the boys were fine the rest of the day. Whew!!

Linsey said...

Your cake looked so cute! Glad ya'll had fun! Can't wait for the bachelorette tomorrow night!!!!

Heather said...

Love the cake! Didn't know you watched the bachlorette too! Who do you think she will choose? I'm torn between the two and can't believe she let Jeremy go!

MoziEsmé said...

The girls look so sweet playing together!

Lindsee said...

Oh look at you, Little Miss Patriotic! The cake is too cute.

And oh, that precious little adorable friendship! CUTE pictures. You always capture the greatest moments!

Lisa @ The Preacher's Wife said...

Girl, y'all have some great parties! It's all I can do to get my house clean much less make those adorable food awards. lol

Your cake is awesome...!

btw - Are you going to San Antonio?? You're on my Gotta Meet list! :)

Julie Robles said...

Congratulations on your winnings! I think your cake is beautiful! Evenly shaped stars are overrated anyway! Hip hip hooray!

Helen said...

What a fun 4th! I always loving seeing Ella & her friends, they're all so stinking cute! :)

Mindy said...

I think it is an ADORABLE cake!!!!
And what an awesome tradition you have with your friends!

MamaCass said...

I think your cake looks amazing Janelle and it sounds very yummy. Happy 4th!