Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Note to self

Not only do you need to take the camera when you leave town.  But you need to put it back in the van when you take it out:)  The CFO and I have the good habit of taking valuables out of the van at night.  Unfortunately I do not have the good habit of putting them back in the van the next day.  So for our Fourth of July jaunt to the in-laws we only got pictures of the first night there, before we unpacked.

Here is the whole crew just after watching Huntsville's fireworks.  


William showing Aunt Jo a little light show.


The next day we all went on a pontoon boat that Granddaddy Coblentz rented for the whole day.  Everyone had a great time.  I would show you but I forgot the camera:(  EVERYONE swam in the river.  The Triplets would jump in then swim around to the ladder to climb back on board and do it all over again.  Yes, they had life jackets on:)  Unfortunately the boat did not come with an anchor so one of us had to stay on board and move the boat periodically to keep it from running ashore.  Thanks to constant vigil of the CFO, no one got sunburned.  Jackson took a nap in Aunt Jo's lap and Addison in the CFO's.  William fights naps like he is in the UFC championship cage match. He finally succumbed after turning into a crying mess on the boat deck unable to move from exhaustion.

After baths we headed over to Uncle Tommy and Aunt Julie's for the local fireworks.  Lucky for us the CFO had negotiated a very good deal on some fireworks on the way home the night before so we shot some off before the big ones got going.  Man, fireworks have come a long way since I was a kid.  But snap and pops are still lots of fun:)

We headed back early yesterday for a dentist appointment for the Triplets.  They love the dentist!  New toothbrushes AND a toy, what is not to love:)


Most people would rather be certain they're miserable than risk being happy.
Robert Anthony

It is a far, far better thing to have a firm anchor in nonsense than to put out on the troubled sea of thought.
John Kenneth Galbraith (1908 - 2006)

Al

1 comment:

Running5k2day said...

Cameras. *sigh* I tend to forget them and then I am not happy with the pictures I snap with my iphone. I am not really a great photographer and I am even worse with a phone camera. Don't worry--you will get more pictures--you have the rest of your life! :-)