Monday, July 9, 2012

Time To Put Away The Sparklers

Celebrating our independence this year is the party that just won't quit.  And well, um, I'm over it people.  Not to be a Fourth of July Scrooge, I just wish people would quit with the damn fireworks already.  
Don't get me wrong, we had a great time this past weekend.  I mean come on, what other family do you know that has a parade with a red, white and blue decorated tractor and kids singing "Yankee Doodle Dandy"? Followed up with the Pledge of Allegiance under the flag?  Seriously? Do you know any other family?

There was swimming, fishing, cookouts and more good old-fashioned Fourth of July fun.  It was good.  

But now I'm ready to put away the sparklers and get going with the rest of the summer.

Some updates:
Notice anything special about this picture? 
Besides the adorable baby Wade who I dressed in one of Peyton's old outfits?  The flowers!  Flowers that I planted and managed to keep alive in this mad drought.  It's a small miracle and gives me hope for my green thumb potential. (Click here for a brief history on my lack of a green thumb.)

JT is doing just fine with his broken arm.  Sure there are moments of bummed-out-ness.  We had to rig up some bubble wrap, plastic bagging for him to participate in the lake fun this past weekend (the cast is waterproof, but the Dr. advised against lake water).  He was not extremely pleased with what it.  (I of course wish I could put bubble wrap all over him and the other kids to protect them from everything.)
By parade time, nothing seemed to really be bothering him.  His behavior was a bit disturbing to me for other reasons though.  He was acting like he was the crazy fraternity boy in a drunken parade rather than a sweet cousin/family parade.  Oh boy.

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