We decided to start the holiday a little early w/a repeat of last years BBQ at Matt and Angi's
We of course had to play the towel/water balloon game and we had quite a bit of fun before the game w/the filling of the balloons. I have a special way of playing this game and instead of moving my feet I like to stretch to try to reach the water balloon regardless of where it is launched to. Dave has a special way of not liking to be my partner while I do this.
She is leery of fireworks while her mother is not. Mike takes good care of kids especially during potentially dangerous activities. I don't think he trusts my "who's watching these kids" skills! but I trust his (maybe unfortunately for him)
We took a one day break and then on to the actual holiday
Dave, Norma, Keri and Myself ran in the Magna 5K
(yeah we didn't know there was such a thing either & most people still don't know)
Dave took third and I was the first female finisher but only because I let Keri take a wrong turn so I could beat her. Then we ran home and I drank too much water so then I felt sick the rest of the day. Dumb me but I am sure I will do the same thing next time too
The Magna parade
this is how I felt about it this time around
Did I mention she has a knack for this. We appreciated the worker letting us know which ones sucked but I am pretty sure he knew we would spend a ton of money either way.
I may be a little like my dad in my willingness to blow money on fireworks and Keri, well she is just Keri.
There were more kids here but I have no idea where they were and i was so freaking tired I didn't even know where I was (;
I may have noticed sooner that she was sick except she is randomly wretched so it is hard to tell if it is just her evil side or her not feeling well
We are all over here and have just finished the fireworks and we hear bloody murder screams from over by the fence in my backyard. I think it is Neve and someone else and they sound injured. I run to let them out of the gate that they are pounding on and I open it to terrified Samuel and Finlay. I ask them what happened and Sam says in a very terrified crying voice that they thought they saw something in the pool. I tried not to laugh and then Finlay said "I am just very scared of the dark". I think Finlay got scared and then scared the crap out of Sam. I have never heard him scream like that!
I am listening to the radio and he says "Mom what band is this?"
"mom I think I know why you hate all the halos" i say "why?" and he says "cause your not addicted to them yet"
"Mom do you know that a company called bungee made modern warfare 1 2 and 3?"
"Mom do you wanna do somethin today, like play a game w/me or do somethin w/me or like go to the store and get a new doorknob?" (we have a broken door knob)