July 5, 2013

4th of July

The dudes got in a little zombie target practice before we headed to Nana & Papa’s home.zombie target practiceGood eats…IMG_8380dinnerIMG_8384Cousins got busy racing the Shrek-mobile they created.shrekmobile2shrekmobileMeanwhile, the other cousins hovered in close proximity to the Carmel Cake…carmel cakeBeach before sunset.  My nephew couldn’t get there fast enough. IMG_8430IMG_8433My cute niece.  She likes to dance on the shore.  My dudes don’t ever do that.  So, please, forgive the abundance of dance pictures in this post.  I couldn’t resist …my nieceIMG_8445at the stranddance in the waves danceMy nephew, on the other hand, does NOT dance on the shore.  He just wants the water.  My sister-in-law describes him as a cross between a dolphin and a labrador.  wave runnerIMG_8478IMG_8453IMG_8476IMG_8538IMG_85402 IMG_8499 IMG_8535wave runner2 IMG_8555my nephewwave runner3IMG_8543strandwaverunner3two cutiesNo one was too sad to leave.  They knew the hot tub, root beer floats, and fireworks were awaiting their return.IMG_8575 IMG_8573Bye beach, bird, and setting sun.  Hello, hot tub.IMG_8583Some decided to enter the hot tub via the very-not-heated pool… cold poolIMG_8592 IMG_8598 IMG_8613Little Dude morphs from Rodin’s Thinker to someone from Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure…IMG_8615IMG_8636 fireworksIMG_8639            Thankful for this country.  Thankful for freedom. 

6 comments:

Tracy P. said...

Ahh...yes to family and dancing and freedom! So glad you had fun!

Marilyn *Pink Martinis and Pearls* said...

You capture little boys so perfectly, Susan. The day looked wonderful and what perfect seats to watch the fireworks! Not a better seat in the house and not a better photographer to capture all the moments.

Tracey said...

Did your little dude get a hair cut?
And I laughed at your comment about your plethora of dancing photos of your niece on the beach. Welcome to my world of beach photos!

Anita Johnson said...

These pictures are beautiful as usual. The dancer stole my heart!

Diane Wheeler said...

Perfect fireworks viewing spot. That would be John's idea of heaven (-:

Let Freedom Ring!

Di

Life with Kaishon said...

I love your little dancing niece. She is so precious. What a pretty little smile. Girls make me so abundantly happy. I need one.