Monday, July 7, 2008

Glory Days

I hope everyone had a great weekend!

Our 100th 4th of July Parade was just FABULOUS! 

Here are some pictures...

First here is Pumpkin in her special car, which ended up not being a convertible due to an early drizzle, and while reading her award winning poem at the parade closing ceremonies:

 

Next, here is Hammer, with the flag, in center waving at me, and the next picture is of Fuzzy and Mish.  Fuzzy with glasses and David Cassidy 'I Think I Love You' hair.  LOL

 

Yep.  I spared dear Hubby from being pictured this year! 

Kathy and my sweet nephew J came up to watch this special parade!  After the ceremony at the end, lots of people came up to Pumpkin and congratulated her on her poem and commented on how it was well-written!  Some were people that we knew, but a lot of people that were complete strangers came up to Pumpkin, and she was loving her moment of 'celebrity'!

Pumpkin went home with Aunt Kathy on Friday, and J was so thrilled!  I have never seen him leave our house so easily!!!  He was very happy to have his Pumpkin in tow! 

Saturday afternoon Hubby, the boys and I went skeet shooting!  Actually, only Fuzzy did the shooting, but it was very fun to watch!  I had never seen him do it before.  Hammer found it to be painfully loud and hung back, after watching his brother hit one or two.  Fuzzy ended up with a respectable 16 of 25 clay pigeons downed!

Fuzzy also decided that he wants to join their fall league!  I am happy when the boys find something that they enjoy so much that they want to get into it more! 

Then we went to the famous The Hot Grill restaurant for dinner!  Yummy!  Dogs all the way!  Fries with cheese and gravy!  Yummy! 

Yesterday was mostly relaxing around the house, although we did go out to Borders Books for a while and pick up the boys Merit Badge books that they need for Boy Scout camp. 

Today, we drove down the Garden State Parkway to Kathy's!  We had a nice visit.  The kids swam for a couple of hours, then had a nice lunch treat of Wendy's (thanks, Kath!). 

The house was so quiet without my Pumpkin, but I really missed her, so it was nice to get there and get my huggies and kisses, too!

Unfortunately, we needed to leave earlier than I would normally have left because Hubby messed up his doctor appointment today.  He showed up at 8:30am today, and his appointment was 8:30am tomorrow.  Ack.

He couldn't come back again tomorrow, and go to work late two days in a row, so he had to get back there later today at 4pm, and preferred to have our car to do it.  Men.

This is a tight week because the boys are leaving for Boy Scout Camp on Sunday.  Hubby needed to have his doc appointment for his physical and camp papers, and the boys have theirs on Thursday afternoon.  I have my rheumatologist appointment on Thursday morning, which makes it a real whammy of a day!  LOL 

Pumpkin is also having her physical and about 4 shots on Thursday.  Yep... should be loads of fun!  NOT!

However, let's not get ahead of ourselves!  After all, tomorrow is just Tuesday!  Let's see... just a sleepover of one of Pumpkin's friends so far... more could be added!  You never know!

It is summer time after all!

be well,
Dawn

 

25 comments:

adlessor said...

Busy, busy, I remember when  our children were young!   Enjoy them now, before you know it , they will be on their own.          Dawn

sugarsweet056 said...

Wonderful pics! Glad you all had a fun 4th!
Hugs,
Sugar

coelha said...

Great pictures..  My son is sporting the long haired look too..  He looks like a Beatle!  Congrats to your little Pumpkin!  She must possess your same love and talent for writing!  :)  Julie

rdautumnsage said...

Loved the pics of the kids. Congrats to Pumpkin for her poetry reading. Summer definitely is a time of endless running. I swear I've been going non-stop since Doc's been off of his teachers aid job for the summer than I am when he's working....Doc go BACK to work so I can get a vegcation...Good luck with all the appts. hon! (Hugs)Indigo

justplainbill said...

OK Super Mom, that was a great Fourth for all of you.
I for one would like to read Pumpkin's winning poem Tell her congrats from me.
Wis I was getting ready for Boy Scout Camp this weekend. I probably spent ten summers at scout camp a week or a two at a time. Most as a youngster and then as a leader when my sons were in scouts. Just loved the smell of freshly cut cedar at Camp Delmont. Wonder if I could be a counsler at a camp I would love to do that. Bill

justplainbill said...

OK Super Mom, that was a great Fourth for all of you.
I for one would like to read Pumpkin's winning poem Tell her congrats from me.
Wis I was getting ready for Boy Scout Camp this weekend. I probably spent ten summers at scout camp a week or a two at a time. Most as a youngster and then as a leader when my sons were in scouts. Just loved the smell of freshly cut cedar at Camp Delmont. Wonder if I could be a counsler at a camp I would love to do that. Bill

mleighin21st said...

Nice pics.  Congratulations to Pumpkin on being in the parade and reading her poem, and the boys look so handsome in their scout uniforms.  Yep, it sounds like one of those weeks.  Take a few deep breaths and hang in there.  
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deshelestraci said...

Good for Pumpkin!  That's great that she was honored for her poetry!
Traci

chat2missie said...

The parade looks like it was a lot of fun!
Missie

swmpgrly said...

congrats to pumpkin

lv2trnscrb said...

what a special honor to have Pumpkin ride in the parade for her poem!! that was a great treat I imagine!!! so neat too that people took the time to congratulate her afterwards for her hard work in writing that poem!!

summer sounds like it is going well for you and your brood, Dawn; hope it continues to go relatively smoothly the remaining months

betty

cherry2sweet2eat said...

Please dont tell me that was a mustang she was riding in OMG it looks like a shelby GT 500 i cant tell to good but thats my dream car im so jealous of pumpkin!!

toonguykc said...

oh great...now I've got the song "glory days" stuck in my head.....grrrrrr

;)

Russ

hadonfield78 said...

Sounds like you had an awesome time though....

Loved the pics....

bgilmore725 said...

Yeah, I'm with Russ... got the song stuck in my head now, but that's cool, I love Bruce. Congrats to Pumpkin. Is David Cassidy hair coming back in style? bea

eml625 said...

I'm happy to see someone else's son with long hair ! Remember the 70's when all guys had it ? LOL
Great pictures. I would love to see Pumpkins speech, if she wants to share it.
Be well,
Ellen
You do know I'm singing Glory Days in my head now.

sangrialel said...

Wow lots of dr. appts this week!  And shots.....ewwww.  Hopefully it all goes well without to many complaints from the kids!  Linda

ukgal36 said...

great pics!
Lyn

glensfork4 said...

You sure will be busy there Dawn.....bless your heart.

Love the pics!!!!

Great job to Pumpkin on her speech....

Michele

wildautumn1 said...

Stopping by to say hi! I love the pics...hometown parades are the best!  Wasn't Pumpkin nervous up there on the podium?  Good luck on Thursday - hope everything goes smoothly!  Karen

helmswondermom said...

Congratulations to Pumpkin on her award-winning poem!  Like I said earlier, it was VERY well-written.  I'm glad everyone had such a good time.  The pictures are great!
Lori

sunnyside46 said...

you have such a wonderful family!
Love
Marti

wwfbison said...

Congrats to Pumpkin on her excellent poem & award...glad she is soaking in the celebrity for a while.  BTW, that is a rockin car she got to ride in...awesome!   I love skeet shooting.
Lisa

sdoscher458 said...

wow..you've been busy, busy...sounds like fun though. So glad Pumpkin had her own "day"...and she's walking tall. We all need that at times. Be well, love Sandi

jmoqueen said...

Lol at the lolcat ;)  Glad you had a good parade and well done pumpkin with the poem x  Hope hubby's dr's appointment went well.  Hope you don't miss the boys too much whilst at Scout Camp x

Jenny

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