Monday, July 6, 2020

Firework Brownie

Did you have a nice 4th of July?  A little bit different this year, right?  I went over to Nel's house for lunch.  It was a very small gathering, but that was Ok.  I'm still keeping my distance from large groups, because for me, that gives me peace of mind.  Nel got fried chicken from the store, and she also made a pot of jambalaya.  It was spicy and so tasty.  Her brother loved it.  For dessert, she made a brownie with cream cheese frosting.  With blueberries and strawberries, she made fireworks on top of the brownie. 

She found these holiday plates on Amazon. 
Aren't they cute?

She got some bubbles and sparklers
for later on in the day.

Mia doesn't like to have her hair done.  It's a chore for Nel to put barrettes or rubber bands in her hair, and she sometimes even cries.  But she managed to get some pigtails, and it looked so cute that day. 

Notice the red in the corner of the picture?  That is my Troll with red hair.  It was a joy to watch Mia play with the Troll I've had for so many years.  Nel brought out some of her childhood ones, and it was funny to watch Mia line them up in a row and enjoy.  I was teaching her colors with each Troll's hair haha.

Isn't this the cutest dress that Francesca has on?  Her other grandma bought it for her, and it's darling.  Love the flounce at the bottom of the dress.

With all the craziness that's going on in the world, I keep telling myself we are fortunate to live in a place where we hold freedom in our hands.  That doesn't mean that we take advantage of that freedom, which some people do.   I have had people in my life that abuse their gift of freedom by not showing respect to neighbors, friends, or family members and acting in uncivilized and offensive ways.  Let us always appreciate the freedom we have and show kindness and goodness to the ones around us. 




what a delightful holiday you had. your granddaughters are precious. their dresses were beautiful. i must tell you though i got excited about all your trolls. i had the troll house and everything as a young girl. they are safely tucked away upstairs. but just the other day i was cleaning the closet downstairs and found two trolls i had forgotten all about. and one of them had red hair and was holding a flag. just in time for the 4th. love seeing your photos of good times making special memories. you are so blessed to have both your daughters close by. stay safe. take care.

Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

Yummy, how delicious looking;-)

CiNdEe said...

Looks like you had a great 4th! I have a box of my Barbies that I gave my daughter when she was little to play with and they are still here stored in the garage. My granddaughter doesn't play Barbies. I keep thinking that some day she will. The dessert looks yummy! We had a our granddaughter for the day and took her home at dinner time for her own family fun. They were having a bunch of their friends over and I just didn't feel like being around a bunch of people. So we came home and relaxed. It was a very different 4th of July.

It's me said...

Lov3 happy week from me....stay safe...πŸ’•πŸ€πŸ™πŸ€πŸ’•

Laurel Wood said...

Hi Sheri, Thank you for sharing these sweet photos of Mia and Francesca. Their July 4th outfits are adorable. The brownies make me hungry! Cute idea with the strawberries and blueberries. I'm thankful that you could be with family for a small gathering. God bless you as we begin a new week. xo

Sandi said...

Let freedom ring! πŸŽ‰

Jeanie said...

It looks like a perfect day to me! Your little girls are getting so much bigger -- they're not babies anymore, are they? Darned cute! And it all looks pretty and festive!

nonie everythingsewing said...

Well, now I want a brownie! Looks so good. what adorable pictures of the girls all decked out in their outfits.

Chatty Crone said...

Nice 4th of July. Your granddaughters and their outfits were so wonderful. I need a girl grand or great grand!!!!!!!!! I hope someday.
Those brownies - looked so good - never thought of frosting them like that.
I totally agree with you about America.
Let's treat it as a gift - we are so lucky and so blessed to be living here - there is none better.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What cute outfits the girls had...did you have something fun to wear too? You probably did! Love the cake and bubbles and sparklers. I'm so glad you got to spend time with your family. That is the MOST special thing of all. Hugs!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Oh how sweet the girls look in their red white and blue dresses!

Hena Tayeb said...

Your granddaughters are the cutest.. love both of their dresses.
Looks like you had a nice holiday. Those brownies look great.

Billie Jo said...

Oh! Those sweet babies in those precious dresses!!!!
And I must comment on that dessert!!
Looks delicious.
I am glad you had a nice holiday.
We did as well. Just us.
Have a cozy afternoon, my friend.

Carla from The River said...

Hi Sheri,
What a lovely post. I think your 4th of July looks like a delightful time. I love all the red, white and blue!
I also agree with your heart to heart you shared. Thank you for sharing.
Love, Carla

Betty said...

So glad you hear you had fun. We sat on the back porch and watched the fireworks. I think everyone was setting them off. After today it will be mandatory to wear masks for everyone. We have been doing it every since this thing started.

Louca por porcelana said...

Wonderful girls in their pretty dresses!Made me smile!That dessert looks yummy...You had a great time,such happiness,dear Sheri!

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Your grandgirls are just the cutest, Sheri! How nice Nel had you for the Fourth celebration. These are trying times for all of us and I'm so glad you are close to your girls now. How lovely to enjoy all the sweetest of times with them!

Rose said...

I cannot believe how big your girls are...but then I feel the same about Lorelei. The time is flying and they are growing up right before our eyes. Both their dresses are so cute. And those paper plates were perfect for the 4th!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning dearest Sheri,

Your grands are SO DARLING. Their little dresses, their smiles, their sharp, curious minds that are storing all of these colors and sounds, tastes and images in their memories. You will be part of that!

I hear you so well about our "freedom." Many have been voicing in my opinion a distorted or rather, an exaggerated definition of what they think their freedoms are. Anytime a citizen espouses the notion that they have the right to cough on, spit on, cuss out or harm another citizen, there is not freedom. There is in fact, a bondage to hate.

Yes my friend, let us be kind to those around us. It takes a lot of courage to do that.

Pilar said...

It looks like you had a wonderful day Sheri! Those brownies look delicious! Your granddaughters are so adorable in their outfits! Wishing you a wonderful week my friend :)

baili said...

dear Sheri i loved your sharing from the bottom of my heart :)))

your granddaughters are growing fast by the grace of lord :) both are dynamically cute :) i can feel in naughty smile of Mia how tough time she must have given to her mom while setting her hair :)
Oh her pause is so CUUUUUUTE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How big has become Francesca by the grace of lord ,she looks like princess in this dress :) so beautifully taken image
last image speaks for your words about freedom so well my friend!

life is simple and beautiful until we all know our boundaries and respect other's indeed ! i think best earning in life are good memories we leave behind in heart of people we met in life
Nel is amazing cook for sure and her brownies are so tempting !
more blessing to you and your loved one dear Sheri!

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Sheri it looks like you had a lovely Fourth! Your little Mis is absolutely adorable. The brownie looks not only delicious but I bet it tasted the same. Love your words concerning freedom. Would not this world be wonderful if everyone treated each other with respect? Take care dear friend and enjoy this weekend. Hugs!

Debbie Nolan said...

Sorry Sheri misspelled Mia and meant to include sweet Francesca as well. Both are so sweet. Glad you are so close to see them and spoil them :)!

Susie said...

Sheri, You are a sweetheart.I love how very cute your granddaughters look. Of they are the cutest things ever. I am so happy you had a great day with your family. Yes. we are lucky to be free and too many abuse that freedom. Blessings to you and yours, stay safe. xoxo,love, Susie

The Liberty Belle said...

I think that what you said is key... using our freedoms to show kindness and goodness to others. It looks like you had a wonderful celebration with those you love. Hope the weekend is treating you well.

Attic Clutter said...

Hi Sheri
oh been awhile
am not doing much blogging
thanks on my hubby he’s actually doing very well good doctors and lots of meds
Your 4th sure looks fun
good food yummm and darling dresses in
the little cutie

Marilyn Miller said...

What a nice 4th celebration. Your little grand daughters are both so cute.