Monday, July 6, 2009

Pictures of Independence

Today you are going to get a photo post, as it is a crazy Monday and my horrible co-worker, The Drifter, has called in "sick". Even if she really is sick, and not "sick", I am beyond caring. She is such a pain in my arse.

But here. Here is some fun stuff from this weekend :-)

Here is sweet little Love Bug at her Grandpa WTG's house for the family barbeque. She looks at bit barbequed herself, as she got a bit too much sun earlier in the day. Isn't she cute though?

Here is the baby, Little Prince, watching the fireworks from the back of his parent's car. Seems he's a bit toasted too...but wide-eyed and ready for the action.

Miss Personality put on a little show for everyone with a continuous supply of sparklers. The big boys set off some bigger fireworks in the street. It turned out to be lots of fun.

I had been sort of semi-dreading the 4th of July. It is one of those holidays I can really just leave given the chance. But Handsome Lad and the babies all count on something going on. So, we had swimming at my place in the afternoon, then WTG hosted dinner and fireworks, which was nice of him. Much as it kills me to say it. haha! No, not really, it was good and then it was over and now I am here going a little nuts. Tomorrow will be a better day! I predict!


cube said...

What a bunch of cuties you have in your family. Yeah it's hectic, but just think of the memories you're forging. It's all good.

My family converged on my house on Friday because my college-aged niece was in town with her new puppy and, of course, everyone wanted to see them both. We have the pool, so that's the cruel math.

Our July 4th was actually quiet and peaceful in comparison until nightfall when we let loose the fireworks.

Ananda girl said...

I love the pics. You have such a lovely family. Cuties is right!

I know exactly what you mean. There was just that anxiety of being with situations that I'd rather have avoided... sounds similar to me.

Glad you made it through and hey... at least you did not have to deal with The Drifter! Yay!

MrManuel said...

I lost interest in the 4th of july in my 20s, but the last couple of years, it has me excited again. Go figure...

laura b. said...

Cube: Thank you :-) And I know you are right, I do appreciate all those family times. I just tend to feel overwhelmed leading up to them.
The people with the pool definitely get to host! And I bet you guys had killer fireworks going on.

Ananda: Thanks, Ananda. Yes, it is always worse in my head before and tends to turn out fine :-)
And you are so right...I thought that same thing partway through the was rather peaceful without her...

MrManuel: You are becoming the new, funner Manuel! You strike me as an enthusiastic sort of person and I bet you and Jessica can completely rock a holiday like the 4th :-)

daffy said...

*stifles a giggle* You said arse! Arse is one of my very favourite words... however another of my favourite words is 'generic'. I'm wierd... what can I say.
Look at those little ones! Cute is not a big enough word to cover it but I can't think of a better one. Hope work is better today..(tomorrow?) ;o)

Tara said...

Awesome photos - I'm sorry to hear about the Drifter. She doesn't sound very dependable at all, and you need dependable at the work place.

I'm thinking that some holidays are more fun when there are little kids around. They get excited over stuff we now take for granted.

laura b. said...

Daffy: You are too funny...I love the word arse too...but generic? I don't know, Daffy. Your mind is a great mystery :-)
Thanks! They are cute the nth, for sure :-) And I am sooo hoping that today will be a better day.

Tara: Drifter has grown incredibly undependable and super selfish. Not at all pleasant.
And you are so right. Holidays are definitely more fun with little kids. Without being able to see it through their eyes, there are honestly so many things I would just skip :-)

Churlita said...

Those grandbabies are adorable and getting so big too.

I'm glad your 4th was nice. I bet it also helps to know that now you can go home to your sanctuary.

Sebastien said...

Adorable as always. Little prince looks very mischievous. Bright-eyed, bushy-tailed, and ready to cause some trouble!

aliencg said...

Little Prince looks shocked to have his picture taken. All of the kids look so cute and ready to party.

laura b. said...

Churlita: They are getting big very quickly.
And thanks...yes, that does help immeasureably.

Sebastien: haha! Every time I see him I picture flashing lights that read "The Happiest Baby in the World"

AlienCG: You'd think he'd be used to it, but apparently not :-)
Thanks, they made the party what it was, for sure.

crazy4coens said...

little ones bring new life into the tried and true holidays. i look forward into having some grand little ones of my own someday. thanks for sharing!

laura b. said...

Crazy4Coens: I would have loved a little more break between the kid and grandkid stage :-) My youngest was only 8 when the first granddaughter came along. But they do make things so much fun!

crazy4coens said...

laura - yikes - isn't a generation supposed to be 20 years? but i am only 8 years older than my first nephew - so who am i to talk?