Sunday, July 5, 2015

The July 4th Report!

We had a really fun 4th of July --
 hope you did too!
Now, on to the report.

Happy 4th of July!
This is the final year for our golf/tennis/swim club's 4th of July festivities
as the club is being sold. :( 
We are really trying to make the most of
its last summer season.

Clowns at the pool!
Maddy and I are hitting the pool a lot 
when the weather cooperates.
It was a little cool a few evenings ago - so 
besides us, there were 3 lifeguards and a Mom and little kid!
Nice to have it all to ourselves!

Noodle racing!

On to the 4th!
This place knows how to celebrate the 4th of July!
The morning starts with tennis and golf tournaments 
and then on to pool festivities!
Noodle races, big splash contests, lip sync competition,
and yummy food and drink!

Guy in the orange hat almost won the big splash contest!
Singing and Dancing!! 

The finale is 
4 skydivers landing on the golf course!

Getting closer -- no worries -- he missed the trees!
The last skydiver carries the flag and everyone sings
The Star Spangled Banner!

We celebrated a little at home too later with a few fireworks.
It's really much quieter and a lot cheaper then when the boys were Maddy's age!
I'm not saying who (both of them), 
but they nearly blew up a metal patio table and burned holes through the umbrella one year!
The 4th scared me a lot back in those days!  :)

Sparklers, a few artillery shells and some cracklin balls and our 
fireworks bill totaled only about $20 this year!
Good for us and good for our pup Muffy, who
was hiding in the basement watching tv and trying not to be too afraid!

We topped off the evening celebrating our country's freedom with a 
traditional bowl of red/white/blue rainbow sherbet. 


Jodee said...

The Knolls looks like sooo much fun on the 4th of July. However, you might have to join our crazy party next year!

P.S. Love Maddy's suit!

Courtney said...

Looks like a fun fourth of July!

Kelli said...

Looks like you had a wonderful day!!

Billie Jo said...

What a festive, fun Fourth of July!!!!!
Have a nice week! : )

Mrs. Pepper said...

Looks like you had a lovely 4th of July!


Musings from Kim K. said...

A perfect 4th! Keep on having fun with Maddy's summer schedule. I'm wanting to slow down things as much as possible.

Lisa said...

too bad the club is being sold