Tuesday, July 8, 2008

This Is So Me Today.......



Four days off and I am back to work today. I just want to stick my head in the sand...well, um...figure of speech, since there is technically no sand here in this dismal office. But you can guarantee damn tee if I had a sombrero, I would so be covering my face with it.


I am tired, ya'll....ga'll dang tired. What a busy four days off. But..it was enjoyable. I was finally able to spend some quality time with my oldest son, Tim.
We celebrated his birthday....18!!! He has grown up so much. Max was in heaven. He so idolizes Tim and he was such a happy little boy...to be able to spend time with him, then throw in some fireworks...he was over the moon.

Here are some pictures for your enjoyment...


Tim helping me cook dinner Friday night...we were going to grill out...but, Tim wanted me to make Taco's....so, that is what we did.

Of course, Max had to help too...whatever Tim did, Max had to do as well. No, he did not have a knife...he had a little dull butter knife...so dull it would not even cut butter...but, I let him think he was helping.


Of course, we couldn't pry Justin away from the computer...he is usually one of the first to want to help me cook, but he obviously had some girl he was talking to on Myspace....(Please, ignore that hideous lamp...I had a shade on it, hubby keeps taking it off, putting it on the computer desk, so he can "see" to pay bills, etc....I move it, he puts it back...it is truly a vicious cycle).


Horsing around with water guns...in my kitchen! The face Tim made when I came into the kitchen and caught him with the water gun....(Also, Ignore my curtainless kitchen windows...I took them down to wash them, didn't have time to put them back up).



Shooting off Fireworks...


Yes...he is shooting bottle rockets off of my front porch. I was constantly yelling at Max to stay back, stay out of the way. He honestly thinks he is 15 instead of 5 years old.


"But Mommeeeeeee.....I promise I will be careful!"....um, NO MAX! Give the Bottle Rockets back to Tim, NOW!!!!


Sparklers are just a little safer...Trust me, I was hovering very close...just in case..yelling the whole time, hold it far away from you...Don't touch the hot part...I swear, if you do, you are done! (That was what I was constantly yelling at him)...he even rolled his eyes at one point and said "I am not an idiot Mommy!"

After a few close calls, not including the burn marks on my porch, I made them get down on the sidewalk.

Justin finally decided to come out and join in the fun! (In case you were wondering, Aaron 8 yr old, was with his dad)....

Once it got dark, we came in to the traditional Happy Birthday Song and cake...yum, Dairy Queen ice cream cake...Tim's favorite! (Yes, I know, I took a picture of the cake upside down...I'm an idiot!)



I wonder what he wished????

Then it was back outside for even more fireworks....



Wow, it sure didn't take long to blow through the little stash of fireworks we had. We had fountians, bottle rockets, sparklers..the cheap stuff. Unlike my neighbor next door to me. Wow, does he go all out. We spent Thursday night over at their house, watching him shoot off a couple hundred dollars worth. They were pretty spectacular.

All in all, it was a great four day weekend. How was your 4th?

7 comments:

fairytalesandmargaritas said...

What fun! Fireworks are illegal here, so we have to get up and go to them. I have to tell you I lover your porch/front yard!

Sicilian said...

I love the pictures. . . . the commentary under each one. . . . it is so green there compared to here. I love the little iron fence in your front yard. Somehow my idea of where you lived was very different than your pictures show.
Glad you enjoyed your boys!
Ciao

Flat Coke and Flies said...

Love all your photos!! We had a great 4th weekend, even tho I worked the actual holiday. That's ok at least we got to get away. Happy B-day to Tim!!

Marci B. said...

What fun!! Your boys are all so adorable, and you can tell how much they enjoy being together. Sounds like you had a blast :)

Whitenoise said...

Looks like a great weekend... HB to Tim.

Toni said...

I had house guests and a great 4th, too!

i beati said...

wonderful weekend