Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The weekend recap

We had our annual Cookout to avoid Red, White and Boom last Friday. We've been having this party since we got married. R,W & B gets crazy, traffic downtown is ridiculous, it's hot, dirty and stinky. There are not bathrooms and the food is overpriced. And did I mention it's hot, dirty and stinky downtown? Which means all the other people downtown are hot, dirty and stinky, which = GROSS. So we have a party to avoid it.

Anyway the party has changed a lot over the years, it started out as us and all of our friends getting hammered and setting off illegal fireworks till 3 or 4 in the morning. Then there was the year I was pregnant and went to bed at 11 while Hubby and all of our friends got hammered and set off illegal fireworks till 3 or 4 in the morning. Then after the babies came, pack n plays appeared, the babies got put to bed and the parents got hammered and set off illegal fireworks till 3 or 4 in the morning. But now as there are more kids, and they are older it is turning into a much more family friendly event. Although there are plenty of drinks, I don't think the word hammered could really describe anyone anymore, and the last person left at 11:30 this year! We did have fireworks, but they were the legal (and boring) sparklers and poppers.

The cupcakes....

Some of the kids sitting down to eat. I didn't get too many pictures from the party, I guess I was busy playing hostess. But I wish I would have taken more pictures.

M1 after a long night of partying....

I think a good time was had be all, especially M2, who got naked and danced on the table.

Saturday we got up and left the house early to get a good parade spot.

M1 is telling to M2 about the parade.

The boys were kind enough to sit for one really quick picture with me.

M2 and Hubby watch the parade.

M2 even tried to join the parade.

After the parade was lunch, followed by a nap, another cookout and fireworks. I've still worn out from our weekend. I really need a day off to recuperate!!


Kelley with Amy's Angels said...

Too cute! Of course, my eyes went straight to the cupcakes. Go figure! ha! : )

Aileigh said...

OMG!!! I LOVE the pic of M2 on the table! How completely adorable is that?!?!?!? Yeah, so I got hammered too! I don't normally do that, but ya know, I had a long week! :) Glad you had a wonderful fourth! Oh yeah, and the cupcakes look delicious!

Caitlin said...

Those cupcakes look amazing- and I love M2s table dance! HAHA!

T Rex Mom said...

I am still laughing at M2 naked dancing on the table! Too funny! Looks like a very busy weekend!