Hi everyone!

Hope you are all having a great Fourth of July!  What are your plans for today?  I’m going to celebrate our great country’s independence at my best friend’s barbecue.  I promised her I’d bring a red, white and blue dessert, so yesterday, I made a strawberry and blueberry cheesecake.  My kitchen looked like it was hit by a patriotic tornado!  But, it was worth it and  I am proud to say that the cake turned out to be a delicious success!

After the BBQ, my friends and I are going to see fireworks!  I love everything about them! The bright colors and loud noise are so exciting!  Do you watch fireworks on the Fourth of July?

All of the fun things aside, it is important to remember why we are celebrating.  Dessert and fireworks are great, but we should also acknowledge that Independence Day commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence!  Without it, we would not be wishing America Happy Birthday today.

It is time to let the celebration begin!  Enjoy, and don’t forget to wish your friends and family a Happy 4th of July!