12 July 2010

By unwritten law of internet social networking, this entry was supposed to detonate with the rest of the millions of 4th of July pictures posted to blogs exactly a week ago, meh. Sorry. Some people have been waiting for it since I'm the only one loyal to her holy archival ethics. Last week, however, I dunno. let's say I was too busy. Most of these pictures are substandard quality because I am ridiculous and failed to wipe off my smudged camera lens all weekend, but cute nonetheless thanks to the objects.
On Friday night we threw a family shindig at our place.  All of B.J's siblings and their families came over, my parents also stopped by.  Jill brought over a pool and Amy brought a Slip n Slide!  We chased the kids around and hung out on lawn chairs in the backyard, then moved to the front yard and sparked sparklers and ejecting army parachute men high in the sky.  The kids chased them down and Zoe was pretty eager to do like them, but we all managed not to get hit by the jerk vehicles that fly down our neighborhood.   Later BJ and his brothers amused us with a gripping firework show and we passed out 4th of July party favors of mini-flags, stickers, and these cool red/white/blue blingy blinkie rings.  It was seriously such a fun night, it turned out even better than we anticipated.  Everything fell into place and I think everyone really enjoyed the evening.  Worthy of tradition, even.
                                        Zoe and her cousin Winston kicking it poolside.
Water balloon brawl!

They found the plastic vampire teeth.
I lit a sparkler for Kylee.  The face seems to be one of simultaneous enthrallment and terror. :)

We left the pool out overnight and played in it the following day after it had warmed up (a little) and all three of us slowly waded in until the chill turned to numbness and we were okay being there. 
Zoe's suits are getting a little small on her. :(  They are all becoming flasher suits.
We also filled a cooler up with water balloons, which Zoe found fast and created mayhem with.  Mostly mayhem on herself.

Saturday was up in the air.  We defaulted to having another BBQ at our house.  I mean, I really haven't been able to find a good reason not to have a BBQ.

First album cover?

Night light version of baby!  This lighting looked so pretty through the naked eye, but didn't translate.
Sometimes Zoe and Penny look like they could be sisters...

Aw, we're pals.

Hahaha.  They reminded me of two old men veterans sitting at the parade.
Lolz.  I took advantage of Zoe's will to be like all her friends and strapped her in a carseat like Penny was in hers so she wouldn't run into the road while we were doing fireworks.  It worked for about 15 peaceful, beautiful minutes.
My pretty and patriotic sister and Ace.

This is the point where Zoe was supposed to sleep since she stayed up until midnight the night before but suddenly it was almost midnight again and she was here for the party.

The following day, we went on a picnic with our friends Ian and Stef at Silver Lake.  The canyons were swarming with people, I had never seen anything like it.  By some miracle they located a perfect picnic spot away from the chaos...it was beautiful!

Ian, Stef, and their 11 day old baby boy.
Zoe and her dad doing the trick


Burtons said...

You are becoming quite the photographer. I love the pictures. Zoe is so amazingly beautiful and you will cherish those photos forever. I regret not taking many photos of Kayden. We need to get together again soon.


Mimi, that one girl said...

I love your account or things :) Zoe is soooo cute in her car seat :)

themrrogers said...

First album cover for sure... BJ looks like Bradley Nowell from Sublime!!

and Aaron kind of looks like Eric Wilson (the bassist from Sublime) LOL!!!

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