marinated pork chops for grilling? check
potato salad and grape tomatoes? check
cooler with beer, pop, saft, ice? check
deviled eggs? check
sticker prizes? check
stapler, paper, pen, stuff for treasure hunt? check
happy faces, good moods? check
CD of patriotic songs? check
red white and blue clothing? check
sunshine and blue skies? aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagh!
Happy Birthday, America.