We made much red, white, and blue food.
Of course the kids liked the white whipped cream the best. This is what we ended up with when we told Kiree to put the waffle down and stand up, so we could see her face.
We finally did something that I wanted to do last year for Jaide's birthday. We bought a bunch of play sand and dumped it out in the back yard. I need to buy some more. But our yard was totally uneven after Bob dug a bunch of drainage trenches. We made a couple of french drains using some gravel and weed blocker fabric. Yesterday I set out the rest of the fabric that we had left over and poured out 9 bags of sand on them. I like it. It doesn't matter that the ground is totally uneven and has more weeds than grass, it's all covered up and filled in with sand!
And when Jaide saw it through the window yesterday evening (the girls were engrossed in a video while I was working on it) her "wow" made it all worth it. Maybe we'll actually go play in it when the sun goes down.
I'm thinking of setting the kiddie pool up in the top corner, partly on the sand, partly on the grass, with the slide turned to it.