Sunday, July 19, 2009

Happy Belated Fourth of July!

Well, it's taken a while, but we're finally putting up pictures from our Italian Fourth of July extravaganza! We went over to the house of our American friends, Matt and Courtney, and even condescended to invite some British people. See how open-minded we are?

Courtney made a wonderful, multi-purpose cake for the occasion. Ignore the hole in the middle; it's a long story.

Nolan, after having carefully placed the finishing touches on the masterpiece.

Sian and Lloyd enjoying some ribs.

Fun times on the slip 'n' slide!

Even those of you who haven't had the privilege to know little Nolan personally should watch these videos of his first attempts on a slip 'n' slide. They're very entertaining!

Some beautiful, juicy watermelon. . .Note also the diplomatic shirt I'm wearing.

Although you can't see them in this picture, Matt had brought sparklers back from the U.S.A. Both kids and adults loved them.

Thanks to the cooperation of John's family (who were in Torino the week before), Texas flags were also in abundance. Not quite the good ol' red, white, and blue, but close.

And, of course, some rousing games of volleyball! Enjoy these action shots.

So there you go. Thanks for sharing the Fourth with us!

1 comment:

  1. oh man, that cake is embarassing. Thanks for sharing since I haven't been able to post any pictures myself...Miss you both! Hope you are eating lots of "American Food"!!

    Courtney, aka "Master Cakemaker"