Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Ruby Tuesday: Born on the 4th of July

I’m going to a birthday party on July 4th – here’s the invite hanging on my fridge.

There will be fireworks – well sparklers at least. And the pool is open and there’ll be BBQ and fancy drinks in the red/white/blue theme.

And a giant birthday cake made to look like a flag.

Happy Birthday USA – well sure it’s her birthday too but she’s had scores of parties and frankly, she’s a bit of a glutton for attention.

The party I’m attending is for a 10 year old born on the 4th of July. And his Grandfather – born on the 4th and several cousins – all born on the 4th.

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Anonymous said...

Happy 4th of July to you and all Americans :)

Leighann said...

Have fun at the celebration! Love ya!

marcia said...

nice and I like the magnet I have those as well

bobbie said...

Have a great time at the party!

I thought my Rita might be born on the 4th. The doctor scoffed, saying she couldn't be that "late". She was born on the 13th instead. (I had 10 month babies all the time)

ellen b said...

What a fun party that should be! Enjoy!

Raven said...

GREAT photo! I don't know why but it makes me feel happy which is nice as I've been feeling rather cranky and dis-spirited. Sounds like a nifty party.

Knight said...

That sounds like a great party! I'm going to stand on somebody's roof somewhere and watch the fireworks illuminate the dead bodies floating in the river. Happy Birthday America!
Have fun at the party Di.

Odat said...

How very simple, but eleoquent. It gives the impression of a potholder . Is it paper?

Have fun!!!


Dianne said...

napaboaniya - thank you!

leighann - wish we could party together, love ya too.

marcia - the magnets are great, they have the clip so you can hand heavier things. they were a set but all that is left is the green one, don't know where the other 2 went.

bobbie - back then they didn't have all these sensitive tests. I was told Jeffrey was due March 27th, he was born May 9th. I kept telling people I was having a baby elephant.

thanks ellen b!

raven - I'm glad it made you feel happier. love ya!

knight - ahhhhh - the 4th in NY!
I'm lucky, the party is across the street! how's that for convenient.

It is paper odat, heavy shiny card stock. it's cool the way they made the flag look.

Jay said...

LOL @ Knight's comment.

I think it would be so cool to have a birthday on July 4! Getting to have cake and a party and then fireworks every year would rock.

OneDaisy said...

That would be really cool to have a birthday on the 4th. I do believe that the cake with coolwhip frosting, lined with strawberries and blueberries to look like a flag is my favorite.

Kimmie said...

Oh, I wanna come with you! It sounds fabulous Dianne! I am getting to celebrate this year and I am so happy. :-)

Have a great time...my daughter's birthday is today, but she was due on the 4th. Her boyfriend of 3 years has his birthday on the 4th.

Nice photo for Ruby Tuesday!


Anndi said...

How lovely!

Enjoy your day!

Ivanhoe said...

That's amazing, so many people's BD on the same day. Mark's relatives seem to be almost all Aquariuses (incl. me :o)
Have fun! I'll be at one BBQ on Saturday.

Laura@Storytellin' Mama said...

Happy birthday to those born on the Fourth and the country!! Have a fun day!

Charlene said...

thank you so much for the compliments on my blog~~and as for being so open~~i learned a long time ago that i dealt with thing better the more i opened up~~the past two weeks have been so good for me~~it seems i didn't have an open up avenue~~and now i do~~
~~PLAWYK~~have lots of fun on the 4th

Charlene said...

thank you so much for the compliments on my blog~~and as for being so open~~i learned a long time ago that i dealt with thing better the more i opened up~~the past two weeks have been so good for me~~it seems i didn't have an open up avenue~~and now i do~~
~~PLAWYK~~have lots of fun on the 4th

Dianne said...

jay - it would be pretty cool! when he was much younger my friends told their son that all the fireworks were just for him.

onedaisy - I'm getting hungry just thinking about that cake.

kimmie - a big birthday week for you!! happy birthday to your daughter and her guy :) enjoy each day!

thanks anndi :)

ivanhoe - they call themselves the Yankee Doodle Dandees! have fun at your BBQ

thanks laura, hope you have a great day too!

Bob-kat said...

I hope you have a great time! It sounds like it will be a great 'do'!

Apologies for not visiting lately but I've been away!

Jeni said...

Sounds like it will be a great celebration!
Boy, just took a gander over at your blog roll as I was scrolling to the comment box -hope you have all those blogs on "reader" cause your list sure has grown -in a mushroom-like fashion - hasn't it? WOW! I am really impressed! Now go and have a great time!

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Hi Dianne! Sounds like a lot of fun. I wish you a good time. Have a piece of cake for me. Lisa

Dianne said...

charlene - thanks, I hope you have a great 4th too

bobkat - don't worry about visits, I know you stop by when you can :)
it should be fun, there will be tons of kids there and I enjoy that.

jeni - I've just finally gotten better about adding people! I didn't add anyone for months. And I am a very fast reader ;)

thanks lisa!! hopefully the kids will leave cake for the grown-ups

Carletta said...

That's amazing how they were all born on the fourth in one family!
I liked that little punch of green with the magnet man!

Ralph said...

A fabulous birthday for all family members sharing that date (including the USA at 232 years).

In our home, the mother and daughter share the same birthday December 29. Those family members sharing the 4th - a happy coincindence!

Tink *~*~* said...

excellent choice for the Ruby Tuesday closest to Independence day!

Tink *~*~*
My Mobile Adventures *~*~*

JunieRose2005 said...

wow! So many 4th Birthdays!!

Happy 4th to you all!


Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

What are the odds!! They must be a very special family!

Love your selection for red this week!

Jo said...

Have fun, drink lots & don't light yourself on fire! I love 4th of July celebrations...it's the only time of year when you get to blow stuff up & people don't look at you funny.

Tammy said...

Both of my children were born on special days also. My daughter was born on Valentines Day and my son was born on New Years Day. I think it makes the birthday even more special.

me ann my camera said...

Quite a date to pick for a celebration, or a birthday. Wishes for lots of fun. We celebrated Canada Day here today!

Thanks for your visit to my Ruby Tuesday.

Karen said...

That made me sing "Yankee Doodle". :)

The Quiet Rage said...

I'm very patriotic despite having "issues" with the current administration. Have a great time:)

CG said...

Sounds like you'll all have a wonderful time.

Minnesotablue said...

Dianne! CELEBRATE,CELEBRATE! Happy Fourth to you!

Dianne said...

carletta - thanks!! I thought magnet man took away from the card but now I'm glad I left him.

ralph - it is a happy coincidence. A Mom and Daughter sharing the same birthday is very special.

thanks tink!!

thank you junie - happy 4th to you too!

karen - thank you, glad you like the red. I think they once looked up the odds but of course no one remembers lol

jo - since the party is right across the street I think I may be drinking a bit lol

tammy - it does make the birthday more special, especially Valentines Day and New Years!! They're both such happy days :)

ann - Happy Canada Day (belated)
I enjoy visiting your blog - always something good.

karen - hope it's not stuck in your head as it is in mine. And the worst part is I don't know all the words so I keep doing the same part over and over and over ... ;)

quiet rage - I'm so glad you said that - many of us have been made to feel unpatriotic by this admin. Actually it is the supreme patriot who questions.

cg - I think we will, thanks!!

minnesotablue - Happy 4th to you too lady :)

the teach said...

Dianne, sounds like it's going to be a bang up party! Get it... bang up, fireworks...okay, okay. Love the little green man holding up the invite! Happy Ruby Tuesday! :)

Matt-Man said...

Have a fun time, you sexy thang, you. Cheers Di!!

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the walking man said...

Can't go wrong with que, fireworks and cake eh? Better to party with a four year old than to listen to w's last 4th speech.

Julie said...

Wow! That sounds like a fun time! Enjoy!

Dianne said...

I got it teach lol - puns are enjoyable!! I'm so glad I let the little green man stay in the shot.

matt-man - you always make me feel good - you silver-tongued devil you!

so true Mark, so true. I would ask one of the 4 year olds to translate W for me but their vocabulary is too evolved.

thanks julie :)

For The People said...

Great Post. Love it. Thanks for stopping by my place. Hope you have a great day!

Michael Manning said...

Morning, dianne! I once got into trouble as a kid. All I did was light sparklers in a motel laundry room in St. Petersburg, Florida! Ooops! Almost got my family ejected. ;D

Patti said...

Hi Dianne,
I like your Ruby Tuesday post and the coincidence of all those Fourth of July babies! Sounds like it will be a fun party.

I'm the mom with the daughter born on her Dec. 29 birthday (Ralph's wife)

Thanks for visiting my blog ~

Geraldine said...

Happy 4th! Old Glory is the most beautiful flag in the world.


Dianne said...

for the people - thanks for visiting me as well. Happy 4th :)

michael - sparklers and laundry - a dangerous mix perhaps!? and here I thought you were always an angel lol

patti - Hi!! I love that you and your girl have the same birthday. and I enjoy your posts and ralphs.

happy 4th to you too geraldine!!

Tranny Head said...

That sounds like such a fun party - who wouldn't want to have a July 4th birthday? SOO much better than having your birthday on Christmas and then getting the shaft by only receiving a Christmas present instead of a separate one for your birthday. :-)

Dianne said...

I agree tranny! My birthday is Dec. 7 and I always got the dual present shaft ;)

Lisa said...

Hope you had a wonderful time at the party, Dianne!

I was going to take an aging friend to dinner then to a fireworks display (Chuck and Nicole are at a Rockies Game) but she was in too much pain to leave the house and wasn't up for company so I had a good part of the afternoon and all evening to myself. That is reason enough for me to celebrate since I'm almost never alone anymore. LOL!