Thursday, July 05, 2007

Festive Fourth

Not a whole lot to say today, as it's been pretty hot and I haven't done much. Yesterday was the Fourth of July and a holiday here in the USA, celebrated in my family's case by gathering together, eating and watching fireworks. D5 lives not too far from the LA County Fairgrounds (now known for some pseudo-hip reason as Fairplex) and they do a short but pretty display. So she and hubby hosted the party, and a good time was had by all.
Here's some of the food--the nibbles were already put away, and the desserts weren't out yet. But here you can see D4's yummy potato salad, the fabulous fruit salad, Anna's macaroni salad, plus there were burgers, dogs, veggies... Mmm!

The grandcarrot was dressed for the occasion:

The deelybobbers were obviously not his idea!

But he and Mommy and Daddy looked so cute in their matching shirts!

Remove the offending headgear, and he becomes a much happier little guy.

He loved the fireworks! Auntie Megi (aka D4) had burned a CD of patriotic music, so there was a suitable accompaniment--John Philip Sousa, Lee Greenwood, Bruce Springsteen--just right for watching explosions in the sky. Garrett also loves music, and he wanted to dance to every song.

What a change from last year, when he slept through the whole thing! Of course, he was only a month old and slept most of the time anyway. Now, at 13 months, he's learning new things every day. Oh, and walking. He especially loved that Auntie D5 has stairs that he's allowed to climb, since the ones at his house are off limits.

Knitting happened, but nothing I worked on looks any different than in the last post. My MS3 has been in time out, since I dropped a couple of stitches--Padua was wiping his mouth on my ball of yarn, and when I brushed him away, a couple of stitches slipped and promptly ran down. Now I have to gear myself up to check it to see if I did an ok job of picking them up, or if I need to rip back down (sigh) to "really" fix it.
News at 11!


LotusKnits said...

ooooh i'm totally drooling over the huge freaking bowl of fruit! you totally made my day.

mary said...

Oh no! Sorry to hear about the dropped stitch incident. Sending good lace knitting mojo your way.

Madge said...

What a grand 4th you had!

Sorry to hear about MS3. Hopefully your lace mojo will be back tomorrow for clue #2. (Did you see Bonne Marie's Slow Bee button? I've nabbed it already. Hee.)

Sheepish Annie said...

Awww...every time I see that little Grandcarrot, I just wanna go out and find a baby. Do you think random babies object to strangers coming up and trying to "give smooshies to their widdle facies?"

Knitting Time Out is a good thing...your shawl can discuss its behavior with my Monkey Socks. Maybe they will learn to behave!