Sunday, July 10, 2016

another great 4th of July!

I know..   I know.. I'm slipping again!  Just so darn busy I guess!   Ive been meaning to post a few pics from the Fourth.  I tried to make up some collages to post rather then individual photos but I kept getting side tracked.  I have a terrible time staying focused on any one thing.... unless I'm creating something.

Anyways..  we had a great fourth of July. Another year of beautiful weather!  We've been so lucky! 
I hit the ground running at ten minutes to 5:00 am.. and really didn't sit down and still until the fireworks that night.  I was exhausted.. but a  good exhausted.  lol!
Except that I did have to go to work the next day...
i survived though! lol!

We started out watching the parade from Robby and Tiffany's house.  Then everyone came here shortly afterwords.  Lyndonville really celebrates the Fourth of July, so there is a lot of stuff that goes on up town.  They have the parade, a chicken BBQ, a craft show, car show, bands, and tractor pulls.  And then the fireworks, which are always awesome.

 I used to go up to the craft show and walk around a bit, but I don't anymore.  I haven't in a few years.  The craft show is not really the kind of stuff I like.  I'm a bit spoiled by the country living fairs now!
But the kids usually go up and walk through.  I don't think any of them bought anything though.

Anyways, we had a good day.  the babies were all dressed festively and this grammie pie spent a bunch of money to make the parade extra fun for the kids, on patriotic tiaras, sunglasses, dillibobs, flags, red white and blue necklaces, light up necklaces,  patriotic tattoos, little red stripped candy bags and candy, not just for my pies but for all the kids that would be there.
I just get obsessed about holiday stuff and I tend to go a little bit overboard.   You know I cant help myself.  I just like to try to make everything just a little extra special.

So now, I'm considering packing up all the fourth of July decorations....   and pulling out the "summer" bins, which consist of seashells and flamingos and such.   just considering it, that's all.  I think I'm going to go upstairs this morning and peek in the bins and think about it.  lol!

Ive been to the beach 7 times already this year!  I went twice after work last week.  And I went down the road to the lake one morning this week and sat drinking my tea before going to work.   Work has been so so stressful lately and I am so far behind!  oy vey!  oh well..  I do the best I can.  The lake is soothing for me, so I try to get there as often as I can.  well, I think you already know that about me! lol!
I have off Monday and Tuesday so I'm on a 4 day weekend.  MUCHLY needed!  went shopping yesterday with my daughter and I'm going out this afternoon with a couple girlfriends.  I saw a couple sort of expensive things yesterday that I fell in love with that I didn't buy...   but I think I'm going back to get them today!  

I was going to post some pics of the house all decorated..  but silly blogger wont let me upload another photo right now..   so if you want to see all the decoration pics, you can pop over to my flicker to see them   

have a great Sunday bloggy peeps!  


Margaret said...

I wish our town celebrated like that! You always do such fun things and those kids are gonna remember it forever!

Cindy said...

Love to see pics of your sweet grands! We had terrible weather here in Indiana, and it put everyone in a bad mood! LOL! Have a good couple of extra days off!

Stephanie said...

You know, all that extra time, energy, and expense for our grandchildren is soooo worth it. We can rest later, Girl!

Susie said...

Viv, I loved seeing your pictures. You have a bunch of pretty grands. The red cup idea was so clever. Your pool area looks so inviting to kids. Blessings, hope things slow a bit for you. xoxo, Susie

Rosemary said...

where did you find those adorable innertubes for the grand babies? I need them! LOL! My first grand daughter is due in April. I cant wait!