"Anyone can have one kid. But going from one kid to two is like going from owning a dog to running a zoo." - P. J. O'Rourke

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Food, Fun & Festivities

The Fourth was full of all the usual fare!  Our dear friends Dan & Erica graciously invited us over to their house watch to local parade - an especially kind offer since they live on the parade route.  Our local parade is really bizarre in that people start "saving" their viewing spots at about 6 AM on July 3!  Well before the parade starts (at 1 PM on the 4th), the whole parade route is lined with tarps reserving a viewing spot.  Erica & her kids sat out for hours on the 3rd to save them and us a prime viewing spot (translate, in the shade).

Anyway, we enjoyed some nummy picnic food.  The little kids splashed around in a little pool and the big girls enjoyed the air-conditioned house :-)  Of course, the evening brought fireworks and then it was off to bed for my exhausted crew :-)

Emily & Molly being...Emily and Molly

Not really sure what's going on here!  I'm sure everything is fine though.....

Mandatory food picture  

Waiting for the parade to start!

How many bodies can they fit in this pool?

Nina & Emily enjoying air-conditioned comfort


  1. Thanks for coming over! It made our day super!

  2. How fun!! Yes you Johnsons make a gathering a PARTY!! I loved the peek of your house Erica! Your yard is so pretty!!! Love the pool!!


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