Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Fourth Of July Party

We spent the holiday at our son and daughter-in-law's annual Fourth Of July party.  They had about 30 people attend, with about half of those being children. The kids had a ball on the giant water slide they set up in the back yard while the adults enjoyed a nice time outside. There was lots of food,  including about fifteen different desserts. I had to try a bite of each dessert and boy did I have a sugar headache the next day.  I really should know better...but it was so good!  Of course we had to bring some leftovers home.


I'll show more of their home in a later post.

At 9:00 PM we all headed to the second floor terrace for fireworks. They have absolutely the best place in Richmond to watch the show! The fireworks are sponsored by the city and set off in the park about 200 yards from their home.  It feels like you can reach out and touch them. I can't even describe how spectacular this is. 


This is our grandson (white shirt) and a friend watching the show.  And.......here are are the fireworks!







I am attending the following parties:

I hope you had a safe and happy Fourth Of July!
xo, Sherry

30 comments:

FEDERICA said...

Oh wow! Stunning!!
Have a nice day,
Federica.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It looks like a beautiful home, Sherry! Your fireworks pictures are amazing. We were inside for most of the day as it was so humid here.

the VG huis said...

Hi Sherry, Oohhh their home is very beautiful! Can't wait to see the posts on the inside. I could probably use a sugar headache to hold me back sometimes. I am in love with your metal caddy in your header picture! Have a great day! ~Stacey

Anonymous said...

I don't know why but blogger has some problems today, I am sorry if you left a comment, it doesn't appears! I have left you a comment this morning but I don't see it!
Federica
Sweet as a Candy

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sherry, what a beautiful home. Can't wait to see more. How neat to see those fireworks so close like that and you didn't have to drive and get stuck in traffic.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good Morning Sherry, oh girl I love the fireworks and they are the only ones I seen this year...I really enjoyed your post today...Thanks for sharing...Hope you have a GREAT day my friend..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

Lovely home. How lucky to be so up close to the fireworks!

Suzanne said...

Wow - What beautiful fireworks. That must have been a fabulous day. Love that photo of your grandson with his friend -- so cute!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Wow those are some gorgeous fireworks! I love watching them like that. Sounds like a wonderful 4th!

Terrell said...

Oh what a fabulous time!! I love the pic of the little guys looking on at the show! Precious!! Thanks for sharing!! :D
~Terrell @ FrouFrouDecor~

This Photographers Life (Architecture+Interiors) said...

That sounds like a wonderful holiday! Your grandson is so cute... and I can't believe you were only 200 yards away from the show! Very cool.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

p.s. Love the way you are using your vintage french wine carrier in your header!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Sounds like it was a wonderful time! This is my first visit and I am off to see the rest of your previous posts.
Penny

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Thanks for visiting, what a show you had, with friends like that who needs relatives!!

Carol

Pam @ diy Design Fanatic said...

Cool photos! I love the look of wonder on your grandson's face!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What a gorgeous home, and your fireworks photos are wonderful. laurie

Fleur de Bee said...

I love when photos of fireworks turn out like this. So fun! Can't wait to see photos of their stunning home!! xo Molly

Leslie @ goodbye, house! HELLO, HOME! said...

Kids are always SO fun to watch while they are watching fireworks!!
Looks like you had a lovely day!
(I probably would have tasted each dessert, too, LOL! Headache Shmeadache)
Hugs, sweet thang!
~me

June said...

Sherry the house looks gorgeous! I am so glad you had a wonderful holiday. It sounds lovely...sugar headache would have been worth it for me.
hugs

Susie from Bienvenue said...

What a beautiful home!!! I cant wait to see more...hint hint :)

Nancy said...

Hi Sherry,

Sounds and looks like you had perfect seats at a spectacular fireworks show. Seeing your Grandson and his friend watching is adorable. It's as fun watching the kids as it is the show itself!
Your sons home looks beautiful. Can't wait for the inside tour! ;-)


Nancy

Nancy said...

p/s Sherry, I've not commented much over the past couple of weeks due to lack of time but wanted to let you know that I love your header. The wine basket carrier and your butter tray are wonderful and look great!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Love, love love the fireworks display, and the children's awe of it all!! That is what it's all about. Family.

LEGEND OF MARY'S BEAN is my Friday blog.

Have a great weekend.

Privet and Holly said...

Great fireworks pictures!! They are very hard to take well, so you must be a pro with your camera : ) That house looks amazing and could be a post in itself! Thank you so much for your kind comments on my giveaway post...I'm having so much fun collecting suggestions! I see an afternoon of ice tea and pendant light shopping in my future, based on recommendations from my blog friends. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Sherry! xx Suzanne

xinex said...

Truly spectacular fireworks! I love your son and DIL's house. I cant wait to see it inside...Christine

Atticmag said...

Sherry, those photos are spectacular. What fun that must be for kids to see (big kids too;) )

Jane T.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

WOW!! What great photos of those fireworks!!

Debbie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What wonderful fireworks shots and darling kids!

Looks like you had a fun Fourth!

I'm dropping by to wish you a Happy Pink Saturday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Tricia said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday, Sherry! The picture of those two little boys watching the fireworks is just priceless. What fun! Children bring such a wonderful perspective to our busy lives, don't they?! And some of those fireworks just look like sea creatures - Great photos. Have a great day.
Blessings,
Tricia

Beverly said...

Welcome to your first Pink Saturday, Sherry. I am glad you decided to join us.

Your son's home is lovely. It looks like you had a wonderful Fourth of July holiday with your family.