July 3--And For My Next Trick...--Chretien has been working on this bench for the last week or so. Although it still needs to be painted, it's mostly done. Trust and Earnest are hiding out in the storage compartment, and to me, it reminds me of a magic trick of sorts. Who knows what Imp has up his sleeve next, but knowing him, it's probably trouble?
July 4--Happy Independence Day--We went to my parents' house for a big meal of brisket, mashed potatoes, carrots, and peas at lunch time. Dessert was ice cream pie and chocolate dipped strawberries. Yum! At night, we went to a local drive-in and saw Cars 2. It was a very atypical Fourth of July, but the kids did dress the part.
July 5--Water Gun Fun--When you're a kid, it really doesn't take much to have a lot of fun in the sun...a small pool, a water soaker, and a little help from your big brother is all you really need.
July 6--Someday--We went to the amusement park with my sister, niece and nephew today. Earnest adores watching roller coasters, and cannot wait to be big enough to ride them. Here, he is wistfully watching and we can clearly see he has a few more inches before he can ride. In a surprising twist, I actually did ride this coaster...it was my first wooden 'big girl' coaster, and I was proud of myself, as was Chretien, who rode with me and let me squeeze his arm. Now that's love.
July 7--Trust Got Spooned--Trust, Earnest and I went to a local library and were entertained by Jim Cruise (aka "The Spoonman") today. He makes a living playing regular kitchen teaspoons set to songs of all types. Of course, when he asked for volunteers, Trust's hand shot up and she was selected. He played the spoons off her head while getting her to make sounds and play along with his act. He also had a good message for kids, about saying no to drugs, getting an education and listening to both teachers and parents. I can definitely get behind him on those counts.
July 8--Hee Haw--What do you get when you mix a rainy day with dress up clothes? This adorable little cowboy, complete with a dirt-smeared face. So typically Imp.