Sunday, July 11, 2010

Nothing Like a Little Excitement!

This is Ava after a firework whizzed right past her landing in the back of our car and exploding. My cousin, Boe, through out the big burning piece before it could do more damage. I'm just glad it didn't hit Ava and my mom.

Sam's birthday is on the 4th of July, so we help him celebrate. This year we did it on Saturday. We shot off fireworks for 2 1/2 hours solid with between 6 and 10 people lighting at the same time. All I can say is watch your back. And keep the kids "safe" in the car.

Small fireworks in the backyard with the kid's safe inside.

What's wrong with those tongues? Helen bought a birthday cake for Sam a Walmart. It was decorated for the holiday with red, white and blue icing. Sam took the first bite and made an awful face. He said something was wrong with the cake, but it wasn't the cake. It was the red icing. It had WAY too much dye in it. It tasted like eating straight baking soda, and everything it touched instantly stained red. We took it back, but the damage was already done. Everyone had red tongues and teeth.

Yum! Watermelon.

Dad grilling out.

Even Mema popped some firecrackers if you consider Snaps.

This is right after Blaine had a gigantic smoke bomb explode backwards into his side. That's not supposed to happen. It burned through his shirt and left a big whelp and bruise. Glad it wasn't pointed some place different.


Blaine turned 40 years old in June. We had a surprise birthday party for him at the Saucedos. He got to use a walker and received other "age" appropriate gifts. We ate steaks and birthday cake then went to the movies. We had a wonderful time. And he really was surprised.

Summer Fun!

Sidewalk chalk makeup!

Ava loves playing in the pool. She enjoys it most when she is naked.

How Ava goes down the slip-n-slide, someone else pushes her.

We're having so much fun this summer. Everyone loves being outside playing with friends and neighbors. Ashlyn and Alyssa are getting brown as peanuts. Even Ava has a little tan.

Oh, How We Love to Dress Up!!

Our newest additions to our dress up collection are getting the twirling test. My newest craft is turning skirts into princess dresses for my girls.