Monday, July 14, 2008

Fireworks and Face Painting

I decided that July 4Th is my second favorite holiday... thanks to Tom and Sandy (Andy's older brother and his wife). For the last six years or or so I have spent the Fourth with Andy and his family at their house. They have made it so special and have so many cool traditions...that I find myself really looking forward to it! I just love the fireworks (the smell, the beauty, and they make me feel all romantic inside)...not to mention that from their back deck they have a great view of the Lagoon fireworks show and two other local shows that are AMAZING! I also love the traditional BBQ that Tom puts on with smoked ribs, steak, hot dogs and shrimp, the relaxed atmosphere, the outdoor games (water balloon toss, golf accuracy and soccer kick to name a few)and prizes, and making my famous smoothies...just to name a few reasons. This year, however, the party was moved to Grandma's house because they are giving 24hr. care to Andy's grandmother for the month (which I will talk about more in a later post). It was worth not seeing the big fireworks show to have Grandma and Grandpa with us, and the guys did their best to put on a great show in the cul de sac for us!


Looks like a Pearson when he makes this face =)





I brought my face painting supplies...just in case. =) ...No surprise, most of my nephews and nieces wanted to get their faces painted! I let them chose what they wanted done and with what colors, it was a big hit!!! Aren't they so cute...I just love each of them to pieces!

7 comments:

Aubrey said...

That looks-and sounds-like SOOOOO much fun! You are sooooo talented!!!

Heidi said...

Too bad you didn't get to work on your face painting skills with me Saturday. I was pumping those kids out so dang fast. HA!

Anna said...

awwww, my little nephew is so.darn.cute. just keeps getting cuter, too! and your little neices and nephews are all so darling, too - jo & rich must be so happy!

Ashley said...

SOOO CUTE!!! I miss my tater-tot so much! Love all the face paintings. Your nieces and nephews are so adorable and you guys have so much fun!

jill said...

Those pictures are so cute. You are such a good photographer, I think I am going to have you come over and take some of Gavin!!

Kristen said...

Aren't you just the funnest aunt ever? Of all the things I've painted, I've never tried a face!

John and Marium said...

You are so good at photography, I love your pictures. The kids look really cute.