Friday, July 6, 2012

The 4th, From the Bath Tub

Aaaaaaand....now back to our regularly scheduled programming...

After yesterday's heavy and controversial post, from which I received the most astounding responses (thank you all for your support and unconditional friendship, and for sharing your own beliefs!), I felt the need to lighten things up a bit.

Our own town's fireworks will be held tonight this year, rather than on the actual 4th.  We'll be camped out on our deck, about 2 blocks from the launch location, cooking out with friends and watching from just about the best seat in the house.  I've promised Samantha I'll get her some earmuffs (or devise some alternate noise-muffling device since the temperature should be up around 100 degrees - not really earmuff weather) and she can stay up for the light show. 

On Wednesday we went down to my parents' lake house, just for the day.  My aunt and uncle and my cousin, Jenny, visiting from New Zealand, were all there, and my mother worked her magic in the kitchen, creating a delicious brunch and then dinner.  I was thrilled to be able to spend more time with Jenny before she returns home, and we floated out into the lake on rafts for an hour or so, catching up on our lives, and reminiscing our childhood, during which we spent so much time together.

Samantha was well-taken by Jenny, and, after discovering how much fun my parents' huge, unused bathtub is, spent a fair amount of time with her new friend in there.













14 comments:

Rob Monroe said...

That tub looks AMAZING! Certainly makes for really fun pictures! :)

Becky said...

Enjoy the fireworks for us...it is too dry here for fireworks. Maybe next year!

CMSavage6 said...

Its always the simplest things that are the most fun... give a great toy and all they want is the box! She found a great pace to hang out, out of the way and cool.

my family said...

cheap entertainment LOL

Angel said...

Haha! Love the pics in the tub. So cute. :) And we really need to get ear 'muffs' for our boys. We spent our fireworks show in the back of the van. ;)

Rochelle said...

Sammi fill it up and swim away girl! LOL
Will she use the waxy earplugs for swimming? That would muffle the fireworks sounds.
Hope you guys have a great time.

Anna said...

I HAVE to get earplugs for next year hope your fireworks are beautiful and enjoyed by sweet Sammi

Zoey's mom, Heather said...

No go for Zoey and the fireworks this year. We will give it a shot again next year. Her sensory issues have improved but somethings, still a no go.

That tub is perfect for playing and hanging out. I have almost the exact tuba and tonight I think I will fill it with bubbles and have a nice large glass of wine. Been that kind of a week!

Enjoy yours my friend.

wendy said...

What cute pictures!

ChaCHA online said...

Adorable-- as always!

FYI-- you've been tagged for the Fabulous Blog Ribbon on my latest post on the Crazy Train! I hope that you will join in on the fun. :)

Lonna said...

I loved your pictures. Your daughter is beautiful!

Tricia said...

My parents had a giant tub. My kids used to swim in it when they spent the night. It was the only ti e that ti was ever used!

Dolores D'Argenio said...

I love the photos!! I hope you all are having a great summer ;-)

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