Happy InDePeNdEnCe DaY from The Suede Sofa! As we celebrate our FrEeDoM we thought we would share our thoughts on what America means to us.
Robyn: Living in New Jersey, America to me is having the opportunity to take my kids to Ellis Island and show them where my great grandparents became United States citizens, seeing the Statue of Liberty, and catching a Broadway play all in one day! Then hopping in the car and in an hour or so putting our feet in the sand and soaking up the sun on the same beach that my grandparents took my mom to 60 years ago!
Nicholas’ first trip to see The Statue of Liberty
Abby at Chadwick Beach New Jersey!
Selling lemonade at the beach!
Lara: America to me is continuing my husband’s 5th generation farm legacy of helping feed America and the world.
Garrett and Leanne 2012
Red, white & blue waffles!!
Family fun cooling down at the pool!!
We thought Rodney Atkin’s song, It’s America was perfect to kick off our 4th of July…we hope you enjoy it too!
We love to hear from our readers. Leave your comments and let us know what America is to you!
Happy 4th of July!!
Here is an easy craft to get your kids excited and involved in decorating for July 4th celebrations!
Save old cans (only use if your can opener leaves smooth edges that are safe for children) and purchase spray paint that can be used on metal.
Use acrylic paint to add designs!
Use a large nail to make holes in the top for a string to hang your windsock.
Attach patriotic ribbon (from dollar store) with a glue gun on the inside of the can.
My kids loved painting the designs on the cans and Nicholas did all of the hammering to make the holes for the string on top! For under $10.00 we made 6 tin can windsocks to decorate for the 4th and lots of MeMoRiEs!
We absolutely LOVE summer and the 4th of JULY!!!
We wish you a wonderful Independence Day! Thanks for being our friends!!