We went to the fireworks last night at a neighboring town. Had a few hours with family. It was nice and relaxing. Today we just chilled on the deck and in the backyard.
Deniz~glad to hear you are doing well with surgery.
Mom to Elizabeth (5) and Corinne (3)
We just got back from seeing fireworks, the kids had so much fun. We went to a quieter park this year, no carnival, just people hanging out watching fireworks. You could see the displays from other towns across the water and then they started up the ones close to us, they were beautiful and we had a perfect view. (It's the same park Dave & I got married in so we have extra love for it.) I brought my DSLR camera and actually got a few really nice shots! Very tricky with the slow shutter speed. Finally I gave up so we could all snuggle without worrying about jostling the camera.
I felt sick all day so I'm glad I was able to go. Very sweet family evening with gorgeous fireworks and perfect weather. Life is good.
Laurie, mom to:
Nathaniel ( 10 ) and Juliet ( 6 )
Baking Adventures In A Messy Kitchen (blog)
Speaking of fireworks, Stampede starts tomorrow and there's 10 straight days of fireworks every night. Yeehaw. I am so grateful I don't live near the Stampede grounds anymore. The Sneak-A-Peek is going on right now, but it's raining (although sunny out) and parts around here are under a tornado watch. OMG. What did I say about all we need now is a tornado after the flood????? I should have kept my mouth shut.
Lisa, what is Stampede? Is that like a rodeo or stock show? We have a big stock show here every year but I think it's in the fall (I never go, so I'm trying to remember...) Yikes about the tornado warning. I hope it passed without coming to that.
We had a good 4th yesterday. I took T to his swim lesson in the morning (I was surprised they still had them) and then as we were leaving there was a little community parade starting right in the parking lot where we were parked so we stayed for a few minutes to check it out. It was so cute, there was a TON of families who were just going to be riding their bikes and scooters and whatnot, and they had their bikes (and themselves) all decked out in red white and blue.
Then we went home and the baby rolled over from back to tummy, and then back again! I was not expecting it. T was super late rolling over (I think almost 6 months and I was getting really nervous about it) Reid seemed extremely pleased with himself, and now tries to roll every time you lay him down (including on the changing table which has made for some fun wrestling matches when I'm trying to change his diaper or get him dressed.) I can't believe my little guy is already getting a little bit mobile!
Last night we went to a BBQ at DH's aunt's house. His parents and his sister and most of his aunts and uncles and cousins were there. I was supposed to make a cake but I completely ran out of time so I ended up just grabbing one from the bakery at Whole Foods. I was very pleased that they make vegan cakes because I am off dairy for Reid's sake. For a store bought cake, their vegan chocolate raspberry cake is pretty darn good!
Hope all of my American friends had a nice 4th, and all of my non-American friends had a nice Thursday.
Alissa, it's the Calgary Stampede. The "Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth" It's the most famous rodeo in the world, I think. It's not just rodeo, it's midway and all kinds of agricultural exhibits, chuckwagon races (which have been controversial recently), and a big grandstand show nightly. Haven't you guys all heard of the Calgary Stampede? I'm surprised that at least one person hasn't. Anyway, the rodeo circuit ropers and riders come from all over the US and Canada to participate in it. William and Kate opened Stampede when they were here on their honeymoon.
I have never heard of the Calgary Stampede. It sounds very nice though. We have been to the Dixieland Stampede in Pigeon Forge but I am sure it is smaller than what you are talking about.
DH has started with ripping out our kitchen. I am sure it will look nice when it is done, but right now I want to crawl back in bed and not come out until it is over. I spend so much of my time in the kitchen, I am not sure how it will work out to cook for the next several months.
About 1 million people go through the gates each year.
Trust me to be completely out of the loop about something insanely famous. It sounds fun though.
Ugh Bonita, renovations are a pain. We had to redo a lot of our kitchen last year after a pipe burst and destroyed our floors, some of the drywall, some of the cabinets, et cetera. It was no fun while we were going through it, but it looks better than before now, so that is the upside. What all are you doing to it?