Wednesday, July 4, 2007

In the Air Tonight

What a fun but long day!

It started at 8pm in a rush to get to the annual town parade! 

Hubby and the boys marched with Boy Scouts again this year.

To the far left, is Hubby, with the travel coffee cup dangling out of his back pocket!  Next is Fuzzy, in the center left, in glasses and shorts, just raising his hand in a wave.  Center right, with the flag kind of behind his head, is Hammer looking serious for a moment! 

Pumpkin decided not to march this year.  She could have marched with either Girl Scouts or her Dance School, both of which heckled her as they passed, for not marching.  She decided she wanted to relax and watch this year.  I didn't care, whatever makes her happy!

This cartoon below is courtesy of Russ at, Inner and Outer Demons , but it is from his Hallmark Cards work blog at the Shoebox Division, called tinylittledivision.com .  Go check them both out...

After the parade we came home, the boys got changed, and off we went to see Transformers!  I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised!!!  Spielberg and Lucas were able to make a movie that was the perfect balance of sci-fi, alien invasion, comedy, patriotic, action, hi-tech and romance! 

Hammer was in 7th heaven!  His special gal-pal came along, and he was very excited to share the experience with her!  Even grandma told Hammer that she loved the movie!  And, usually all this sci-fi Transformer stuff goes right over her head!  LOL

I recommend the movie if you want to go and see one that entertains you from start to finish, without wringing you out.  You walk out feeling great!  This isn't a cerebral flick at all, but worth every dollar we paid.  I rarely feel that after we exit movies nowadays! 

I am glad we saw it on the big screen, the CGI effects were phenomenal and seamless.  I did have to go to the ladies room with Pumpkin twice, so I am looking forward to the dvd so I can see what I missed!!!  I actually missed one crucial thing... argh!  Oh well, I can wait!

We decided to go out to dinner which ended up being a bit of a quest in and of itself!  The first restaurant, our fave townie one, was closed.  Next stop, they were super short of wait staff as they had called in 'sick' (read: drunk), and the wait for seating alone, would be about an hour. 

Third and final stop... The Outback - success!!  A very nice meal, too.  Yay.  Hats off to you, Outback, apparently you were ready and raring to go for all of us non-barbecuing people today! 

It was a busy and 'kid' driven day... tomorrow, rest!  LOL

ps...  We had grey skies for the morning and most of the day.  The rain came about dinner time, with showers on and off.  Thunder storms started about 10 pm.  At least most of the celebrations around us were complete by then! 

be well,
Dawn

22 comments:

cherry2sweet2eat said...

i still cant wait to see that movie.

toonguykc said...

Okay --- now you've got me wanting to see that movie and I had no interest in it before.  Thanks for the mention.  

Happy 5th of July!!  lol

Russ

hadonfield78 said...

Sounds like you guys had a great time...

erarein63 said...

Oooo I love parades, just hate getting up for them, lol.  Why can't they have night parades?  The boys look like they are having fun.  Good for Pumpkin for not caving in and doing what she wanted this year.  We saw Transformers on Monday night here in Phoenix.  I agree, worth ever $ we spent!  Caleb was so funny he was giving me the rundown on who was who and what kind of transformer they were.  Towards the end Caleb goes "You need to cover your ears for this part Mom, it's almost the end and it's going to be a big fight.  They always have a big fight at the end."  Too cute.  We did the BBQ hamburger bit and then went to the big hill at the top of our neighborhood and we could see about 8 or 9 different firework shows around town.  Too bad it was 105 degrees out.  Oh well, we chose to move to AZ!  Happy 4th!  De ;)

coelha said...

Sounds like you had a nice, restful day!! :)  Julie

astoriasand said...

Awwwwwwwww Glad you had such a lovely day and loved the film too.The pics are great and they look so smart in there uniforms as I call them.Be proud they are a credit to you.Gald you didn't have any thunderstorms whilst they were marching.Lovely picture.Thanx for the link on RUSS he's a star LOL.All in all sounds everyone had fun GREAT stuff.Have a lovely Thursday.Take Care God Bless KATH
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nightmaremom said...

sounds like a great day!  Rained all day here... we needed it badly.  Thank goodness our party was Tuesday
Happy 4th
d

eml625 said...

What a great day Dawn !! I love the Parade picture. Adorable those boys.
Good for Pumpkin for sitting out, a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do.....she rocks in my book.
hugs,
Ellen

sugarsweet056 said...

Sounds like a lovely day!
Nice pics. :)
Rained & stormed here all afternppn&early evening.
Hugs,
Sugar

mztishgray0726 said...

It sounds as if you had a lovely day.  I'm glad.  Hugs.  Tish G.

sunnyside46 said...

what a great day!
Tom got a 50$ gift certificate for the Outback for Fater's Day from Mariah. We havent used it yet
Love their awesome blossoms
Love
Marti

ktkamanski said...

Thank you for sharing your pics - hubby looks as though he was caffeine ready! We were Outback patrons also! Because of the rains we let them do the cooking! Sounds like you really enjoyed your day! Going to see Transformers tomorrow if I can make me son wait that long! Hope your day is a happy one! Take care,
Katie
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tenyearnap said...

Glad to hear that Transformers was that good because I am going to see it on Sunday morning. --Cin

chat2missie said...

Sounds like you all had a great day.  I've heard from several people now that the movie was fantastic.  I'm glad as my family will be seeing it this weekend.
Missie

deshelestraci said...

Now you made me want to go see Transformers.  We still haven't seen Pirates  and Harry comes out next week!  I'm all backed up.
Traci

klconard1 said...

My daughter and I went to lunch yesterday and a movie.  Like you, we found two restaurants closed -- but found an Italian bistro open and enjoyed it very much.  Then we saw Ratatouille.  We both liked it, very entertaining.
loving you
karyl

randlprysock said...

Woo Hoo and happy 4th!!  Hugs,
Lisa  

dwhee70041 said...

Dawn,
The guys look so good in their uniforms.  Their neckerchiefs are the same color as ours.  I guess it's common for people not to stand for the flag any more...sad.
Glad you had a good 4th.
David

rdautumnsage said...

Sounds like everyone had the perfect 4th of July day! The guys look handsome! Thanks for the thumbs up for Transformers, I can't wait to see it myself. (Hugs) Indigo

jibaro6543 said...

WOW,,,you had a busy holiday but it sounds like you all had a blast and that is the most important thing....rest up and have a great thursday!!!!
-Ellie

lurkynat said...

hey Dawn! I'm glad you liked that movei because my kids want to see it!
Woohoo! glad you had so much fun!
love,nat

nay0114 said...

Sounds like a good time. Glad to know that movie is good.
Take care, Chrissie