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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Goodbye, SharkBait.

Our beloved fish, SharkBait passed away. Gage and I held a fish funeral at the toilet for him today.

The reception was held at Pet Smart, where Gage selected a replacement. So far, his name is just "Red," and I am sure it is subject to change.

Dear Red,
Please don't die, okay?
Gage's Mom

{One thing I noticed, yet again, about my son: when he got the news, he wanted to be alone. He wanted to cry, and be alone. He didn't want Mommy's kisses, and he didn't want Mommy to hold him. He just wanted to be alone. This is something I've noticed about him in the past, but I've hoped it would change. It hasn't. This is going to be difficult for the touchy-clingy-let's-talk-about-our-feelings type of person that I am.}

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4th of July, 2012 (Part Two)

When we woke up, none of us were really in the mood to head to the park to grab a spot and sit for a few hours in the heat waiting for fireworks.
{As fun as fireworks are, we weren't eager to go sit in the heat, ya know???}

So, what did we do instead?
We went to a local fireworks stand.

Check out this bad-mamma-jamma....

No, we didn't buy it. {For one reason: check out the price! For another reason: who uses THAT many firecrackers!? And yet another reason: I'm a total chicken. Firecrackers are literally 'playing with fire' and I'm always afraid that I'll be responsible for burning down somebody's farm and in turn impoverishing a family. See how my mind carries me?}

Anyway....we got a small assortment of fireworks and hit The Harbor for Twisty Treats (yum-o!)....

And then---it was firecracker time.
We actually had two rounds of fireworks because the first round was when we were eager, and the 2nd round was when it was a little darker outside....

{Oh what fun. Let's set fire to the chicken's ass...}

Smoke bombs in the chiminea: genius!

Other fancy firework action....

And then of course it was a bit smoky....Hubby used a box fan to clear the area! {We've since had ceiling fans installed on the patio, but as of 7/4, they weren't yet there!} Hubby was cracking me up with the fan.
Then----for the grand finale at the Casa de Lainey-Paney---we had this little gem: a tank. We thought perhaps you'd light it and it would flicker and spark like a sparkler. Hell no. You set fire to it, and it whistles, and then it rolls and sparkles, then cannons go off, then it whistles again.
All the while---your 6 year old starts to freak out and scream and you run him inside while trying to get pictures of course..... Yeah, for future reference: don't want to draw attention to yourself for your harmless backyard sparklers? Well, don't buy one of these freakin' tanks!

So then what happened? When the tank was successfully extinguished, Hubby gave the whole area one more quick soak (because we soaked the area prior to lighting any fireworks) and put all of the popped firecrackers/sparkler sticks in a bucket of water. We rushed to do all of this and turned off all of the lights and all ran and got in bed! {Like teenagers about to be caught breaking curfew! "We were asleep, officers! It wasn't us popping anything!}

How did we end the night? Watching fireworks on TV and going to sleep!

A great time was had by all! {until the tank was lit....}

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4th of July, 2012 (Part One)

We made plans to keep it low-key for the 4th this year. We were cooking out the BEST fajita meat, and kept things easy going at the house. The kiddos played in the backyard with the kiddie-carwash and slip-n-slide. Nathan, Tera, & Aubri came over. James, Jess, R1 & R2 came over too.

The kiddos had a blast with the water!

After the cook out, and backyard fun, Tera & Co. left to head home. Jess & Co. left to head home. The inhabitants of this house all climbed into bed & napped! It was wonderful!!!!


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Monday, July 30, 2012

July 30th, 2012.

Chuck E. Cheese never gets old to this kiddo.
$10 never brought so much entertainment...

What did he get for his 120 tickets? Two packages of Fun Dip. {yuck.}


Thursday, July 26, 2012

Gage's New Dresser

So, he's still loving the camo and the camo room. {I'm still not loving it, but he does, so that's what really matters. In the future son, I better hear from your mouth: "My parents were so cool when I was a kid, that they let me have a camo painted room. No, really, the whoooole room was painted camo. It was the coolest thing I've ever seen. My parents rock....especially my mom."}

Any way....he still wants the bunk beds, and he needed better clothing storage. So, he got a new dresser. It seems up!

He loves it.
Looks good in there I think---and there you have it.


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