Saturday, July 17, 2010

Independence Day

Our neighborhood has an old-timey tradition they call Breakfast in the Park every Fourth of July weekend. There's something about eating pancakes and botching the National Anthem with 400+ of the neighborhood's finest that really brings people together. Well, there's that AND the 200 foot slip 'n slide. The fire department did not disappoint this year and had two canons blasting. I could not love my neighborhood any more. And trust me, it's not just for the little kids.

BD and I had a very laid-back Holiday weekend. He fit in 115 miles on the bike and I fit in 115 minutes (+/-) of sitting by the pool. We both felt we scored the better end of the deal. It had been a draining week, and even though I tried with all my might to stay up until 10:00 pm to watch the fireworks...I vaguely remember hearing soft booms while dozing peacefully off. I have a bad habit of falling asleep during the best parts of things. It doesn't necessarily drive BD crazy. Just absolutely bonkers. Lastly, I just had to include this picture from a family BBQ of my great niece ZoZo, who won't smile. Not for me. Not once. Although, in my defense this picture was taken before I gave her that giant chocolate brownie. Her mother thanked me later.


Two Wheeler said...

It sure was a fun day, but that water was so cold! I think it was straight out of Emigration Creek.

..M.. said...

so cute!! i love how she doesn't crack a smile;) and wowzers that slip n slide looks fun!

C*K*J said...

I too, could not love our neighborhood any more. it's the best!!
And that little straight-faced cutie?? I could eat her right up! So, so cute!!!

wjcr said...

That looks so fun.