Friday evening was pretty low-key but Saturday morning we woke up and went to WalMart for a few things and then rushed back to attend the town's 4th of July parade.
Side note: I had to go to WalMart to buy nude underwear to wear under my dress. I quickly picked up a package in the style I wanted but it wasn't until I opened the package much later I realized I bought underwear 3 sizes too big! Not having any other option, I decided to wear them anyway...and I worried all day long that they'd fall down. At least I was wearing a maxi dress so no one would know.
|See the wind-up for his throw?|
When the fire trucks went buy blaring their sirens, Peanut stood and matched the low-tone of the siren the whole time it was going. I took a bunch of video because it was so funny.
After the Bambinos napped, we headed over to my Grandma's house where she had 6 of her 7 kids with her. Sadly, most of my cousins couldn't make it but we'll all be together in a few weeks for my cousin's wedding.
Knowing how much the Bambinos love the sprinkler, a pool was set up just for them. Of course the water was cold at first and the first thing Peanut did was almost slip causing a big intake of breath and a big, "Woah!" Cold water didn't stop him from spending a looong time in there. That kid loves his water.
Bug, as usual, took a little longer warming up to the pool. It didn't help that Peanut kept splashing him on accident. He finally got out and let me cuddle him in a big, blue towel. Since he's such a Daddy's Boy I relish all the time I get to spend cuddling with him.
At 80 years old, my Grandma pretty much has everything she needs so I put together 80 years of memories where I got as many people as I could to write down specific memories of my Grandma and we sealed each one in a different envelope so she had a lot of envelopes to open. (Thanks Pinterest!)
One of my favorite things to do is stay up after the Bambinos go to bed and visit with my Aunt Stacey. She told me something Friday night that made me realize how cool my family really is. She told me that one of the things that most impressed her about our family when she first started dating my uncle was how when one of us kids would say, "Watch me!" and go out front to do a cartwheel or something, everyone would get up and go outside to watch the kid do whatever it was they wanted to show off. In a lot of families kids would be told to wait 'cause the adults are talking, but not in ours. I never realized this until she pointed it out, but that's totally the way it was. We never felt like we were bothering the adults which I think is so important to help build a child's self-worth.
|5 of the 7 kids. One had gone to bed and one didn't make it.|
This is my happy place.