Thursday, July 25, 2013

Tootsie Rolls And Sewer Water

Oh, 4th of July...
Why must you be either rainy or oppressively hot?
I would like to put in a formal request for next year to be a nice mid-70s with partial cloud cover so that the gleam from the marching band tuba section doesn't hurt my eyes.
We went to Coney Island for the hot air balloons and fireworks the night before.
First off, Coney Island is a poorly executed situation.  That's all I will say.
Secondly, don't even get me started on the hot air balloons that never had lift off.
They are supposed to go up.  That is their purpose.  Don't deny them their life purpose.
Yeah, we are sitting next to a giganto dumpster.  
We sat by that there dumpster for the entire evening, until we realized the balloons
would never take flight.  Then we promptly high-tailed it towards the parking lot, where it is best to watch fireworks when you are already too annoyed and sweaty to be invested.
 Emmy's face best describes this outing.
They were most excited about their carnival game winnings.
"Ducky and Memo"
The next morning we contemplated (provided endless alternative dry options) whether we should put our slickers on and walk up to the parade. 
Ultimately, Emmy's need to collect soggy candy convinced us all to man up and head out.
It was a sad little scene in town with only a sprinkling of parade watchers who fell into
one of 2 camps:
Those who are really jazzed about Independence Day and tend to decorate their houses and their persons in an array of red white and blue bedazzlement.
Those of us whose desire to stay dry had been squashed by the manipulative pleas of our
candy-seeking little people. 
(At one point we offered to walk around the living room throwing candy at them instead)
No candy yet???!!!
Since it was still raining and we couldn't cook out,
we left our table full of street water candy to dry and
 ended our morning with a trip to Abuelo's for lunch,
cause nothing says Americana like a big ole Margarita and a bowl of queso.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

For Uncle Mike

Your niece, who quotes commercials just like her Auntie Angie did,
just came up to me and asked in all seriousness:
"Did you know that Nationwide is on your side?"
And then hummed the jingle as she walked away.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

A Very Good Day

The point at which Rosa joined Drew's team of Teacup haters.
Emmy's on my team.
Conversations you don't want to have at a festival right before you board an upside down spinning Ferris wheel:
Me:  Why are you only filling every other pod?
Carnie:  Safety reasons.
Me:  Huh...

And the girls won a lot of candy playing skeeball.
What more could you want from a summer day?

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Cat Naps

(pay no mind to the insane linen combos)