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Saturday, July 5, 2014

Our Calm Fourth of July!

It started out to be a beautiful day at the cottage!  Perfect temperature...which to below 80 and sunny!

Have you heard about that new kinetic sand available at Michael's?  I absolutely LOVE the stuff!  It is great for mess...and it is very easy to use cookie cutters for perfectly shaped stars!  No, I admit, I did not hand form those stars! :)

Those necklaces you see there were around the girls' necks for about 87 seconds before they came off.  The girls' thought they were annoying and let me know about it!

It is difficult to see but if you look directly in the middle of the photo, we had a major windstorm / rainstorm / coldfront move through.  We could hear it coming down the lake for about a half an hour before it occurred.  It actually sounds like a train!  After that...a beautiful rainbow!

The girls had frozen yogurt, decorated with little flags for their dessert because they did eat all of their dinner!

We had ice cream over brownies with strawberry sauce and flags because we, too, ate ALL of our dinner!!!

When Chloe decided it was time for her to go to bed, we got them set up with their bones and cranked up the music because we knew LadyBug would be a shaking mess and would DIVE under the bed when she heard the fireworks start up.  For some strange reason, she seemed calmer this year.   Perhaps it was those AWESOME calming treats from PetNaturals of Vermont!  Those treats work GREAT!!  This is NOT a sponsored post....the calming treats work very well on both of the girls!


Karen said...

Those girls are lucky to have you for a mom! Love all your decorative touches, Jeanne! Have a great weekend. Oh, to have a cottage at a lake!!

It's Dog Or Nothing said...

I love that kinetic sand at Michael's! I never thought of using it in such a crafty way like you did. I'm glad everyone had a safe and enjoyable fourth :)

Ron said...

Jeanne, I LOVE how festive your 4th of July was! I think it's so great that you decorate and enjoy the holidays as you do!

Those star-shaped cookies are faaaaaaabulous! Gorgeous shot of the rainbow!

Yes, we had a storm here too, which came the night before. But yesterday it was incredible because the temps went down into the 70's. In fact, last night they went down into the 60's, and so breezy.

Have a super weekend, my friend!
X to you and the girlz

Ruby said...

Wows!!! That looks like a good time fursure gurls!!! I didn't gets any fun decorations, and my Ma didn't make any pawsome stars like your Moms did! Geesh. I'm comin' over to your house next year!
I'm glads the fireworks didn't cause you much troubles gurls! Yea!
Ruby ♥

Noreen said...

Hi there, So glad you had such a calm 4th. Loved the stars and your patriotic decorations. I'm surprised your girl is afraid of fireworks-Hunter is our first dog that isn't(I assumed it was the breed) and I'm thankful that he isn't. Hope you have a fabulous weekend. Hunter sends kisses to your girls.

Hugs, Noreen

Murphy Campbell said...

How creative you were! And of course the frozen yogurt wsa the bestest! Is Lady B losing her hearing by chance?

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

M. K. Clinton said...

I'm so happy that y'all had a great Fourth of July! I love the rainbow and your stars. You definitely got the best dessert, it made my mouth water! ♥♥

Jeanne Pursell said...

Thanks so much! Hope you enjoyed your holiday as well!

Jeanne Pursell said...

Oh no! Tell your mom to check out the Calming Treats by Pet Naturals of Vermont! They really do work for us! We DO love ice cream! Hope you had a great holiday!

Jeanne Pursell said...

Thanks Noreen! Hope you had an awesome holiday with all your grands! Very glad to hear that Hunter is not makes things so much easier! Hugs to you both!

Jeanne Pursell said...

Hey Ruby! That would be awesome if you all came to visit next year! How fun!! We will be more than happy to share our ice cream too! Hope you had a great day with your family!

Jeanne Pursell said...

Thanks Ron! You know I love my decorating!! Even if I am home alone...I still get in to my decorating! We had gorgeous weather today...hope you did too! I am behind in reading but I promise I will pop over! Hope you had some time off!

Jeanne Pursell said...

Yes! The Kinetic Sand is so fun! I actually have a Kinetic Sand Board on Pinterest! Hope you enjoyed your weekend too! Thanks for stopping by!

Jeanne Pursell said...

Karen...I so wish we lived closer! I would love to have you over to enjoy the view! You are so sweet ... Your decorations are beautiful!! It looks like you had fun with the kids this holiday weekend...that is great!

Kae Catalano said...

WOW! I love the pretty decorations for the Fourth! I never heard of the kinetic sand, but then again, I am not much of a shopper, so I guess I am not up on a lot of things! We went to Canandaigua for their display....I never saw so many cars in that city!!! 5&20 was absolutely packed!!! Mark parked on the side of the road in front of Arby's so we could make a fast escape in the end. The fireworks were pretty, but I bet the BEST place would be on a boat on the lake to take it in. We got a slip of paper in our mailbox from a neighbor saying she was having fireworks at her house on Saturday. She lives in a gorgeous house (huge log home) at the corner of Stid Hill and Bills Road. The house has a sweeping view of Canandaigua Lake. As we watched her fireworks, we could see the entire sky with fireworks all over the hill across the lake. It was awesome....even better than the Canandaigua fireworks! The display lasted over half an hour! We took Murphy with us to the Canandaigua display and he sat on our laps. Didn't seem disturbed by the noise at all. I am glad the girlz did so well!

harrispen said...

Glad you had a calm 4th. Love all your decorations.