One insane part of life is how your opinions of things can change on a dime. I was never really into the 4th of July celebrations for some reason. Maybe it's my love for so many other cultures or my dislike of the summer heat, but good ol' Independence Day just was never a highlight of my year. Don't ask me why! I know fireworks are fun! But turn all of that upside down now, because it will forever be one of my favorite days to celebrate with this little firecracker-angel-blessing being "Born on the 4th of July."
However, one thing I didn't want for these first birthday memories was to have American-flag-themed-everything take over. Instead we incorporated sparklers, stars, summer berries, and stripes. Red, white, baby blue, and pink kept it all still feeling summery and holiday festive.