Happy 4th of July!
(This is actually Jules, Me and Meghan at Rockerfeller Centre this past Christmas)
As an Australian, living in London, you may wonder why I am celebrating the independence of the USA from Great Britain. The answer is because our daughter has American Aunts and Uncles.
She has a legit American Aunt.
She has American cousins.
She has American Grandparents in the South. (I'm so sorry I don't have any photos of Nancy or Mamu with Baby M but you know she adores you).
And she has American best friends and future boyfriends.
We've made quite a life for ourselves over in the UK and have surrounded ourselves with some pretty amazing people. It just so happens, that 90% of which, are Yanks!
So when July 4th rolled around this year, we were excited to introduce the star spangled banner to our baby girl, with some of our nearest and dearest. I spent the morning brushing up on my American trivia, in preparation for a pub quiz at tonight's pot-luck dinner, preparing Baby M's stars & stripes outfit, and
decorating a New York Baked Cheesecake that I made last night.
(If I were to caption this one: "Do we need this clip as well woman?")
("ready when you are Mum")
They look a little basic I understand, not worthy of the Pinterest Pinning, but hey, I tried! I made a marscapone icing for the top of the cheesecake, and coloured some blue and red for the stars and stripes. This flag isn't in my blood, I kept having to fight my hand which wanted to form the stars into the Southern Cross!
I hope you've had a wonderful celebration today, we sure enjoyed being quasi-American for the day! How did you surround yourself in stars and stripes??