Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Small Town Fourth

Started the day off with a big race! Ran a 5K and got 36th place overall for women...nothing to brag about but 300 people showed up to this thing--and what do you know, one of them was BD's cousin. (JH) came down with a group of work buddies from up North. It took some convincing on my part to prove that we were indeed related but after giving a few names, he nodded. I know an H when I see one?! Anyway, the race was fun. Yes, running can be fun. For some reason, it's moreso when you're running in a herd of 300. Got home and showered in time for the parade.BD and I thought this was the best parade year ever. Partly it was because we arrived in the nick of time and there happened to be room for a couple of chairs on the front row but mostly it was because the weather was PERFECT!! THEN The kids loved all candy throwing and other prizes, including an invitation to Vacation Bible School. Adrie ran the paper over to me shouting, "MOM THIS ISN'T OUR CHURCH!!!!" Taking advantage of the amazing weather we had, we went to the park for the festivities. This is a fish Brynn caught at the "fish grab"--crazy I tell you. The fish have no chance with wall to wall kids in a big plastic pool. Brynn kindly put her fish back in the pond because we certainly weren't going to eat it! We did bring home our first pet. A frog named Lilypad. Now I have to go to the store and see if there is such thing as "frog food" so Brynn doesn't have to keep catching bugs for it.
We also went to the free swimming and coin toss at the pool. Had ourselves over for BBQ burgers. Made homemade ice cream and did invite friends over for that and sparklers then watched the fireworks from their backyard. Good times. I love a small town Fourth.

UPDATE: No need to buy frog food anymore. Little frog went down the drain. The girls were cleaning his little tank (they get messy and stinky after a day) and somehow he was missed the mark. He went down the disposal side of the sink. I don't know the anatomy of a disposal but apparently there must be a hole big enough for a frog to slide down because after some by feel (Brynn only has the guts to do this) he was never found. Oh well, I guess that's that.












7 comments:

Megz said...

I love a small town celebration.
Way to know your husband's long lost cousins---pretty sure Leon couldn't have identified any...
Good running!

cold cocoa said...

I'd love to send my kids to vacation bible school!
Sounds like a perfect 4th.

T said...

perfection indeed! Glad we got to enjoy the 2nd and breakfast with you guys :)

stephanie said...

overall 36th IS something to brag about. Good Job!

You should go to bible school. Addie wouldn't have realized that it wasn't our church. She asked me if Pres. Obamas girls had been baptised yet. When I said 'no' she said why not? I said they don't belong to our church. She thought about it a moment and then replied " oh cause they don't live by us. but there is church by the white house right?"

Emily Bogh said...

ya for the 4th it is my favorite holiday! I love the pictures of Brynn with the fish I never had the guts to touch one.

Laura said...

The counseling center is the place to be for the parade. Shade, parking, and an available bathroom in case of emergency. By the way, I can solve your pet problem....we have just the thing for you--Nellie the goat! She's yours for the taking.

Sher said...

Wow you look great -- and after running too! If I had run a 5K you'd have to take a picture of me lying down and gasping for air. (I'm really not in love with running).