This year the jello poke cake went patriotic. My daughter did a wonderful job decorating it. It is such a refreshing cake. The recipe is here.
The decorations are just simple things from around the house and some flowers picked up at the market. I will transplant those into the garden when they are done blooming.
Filling the water balloons. I wonder when we are all screaming and the dog is barking like mad as the water balloons fly, do the neighbors think we are nuts or at least the noisiest folks on the block?
We drag out all our silly hats and wear them. It was hot so we needed them.
Horseshoes were the game of the day.
Q tried on every hat. This was my favorite on her little head. Too funny!
Aww the food.
And finally the ribs. They were excellent. We did half rub only and half with sauce for my daughter who has to have sauce. They were perfect.