As the fireworks boom and crackle around me in our new neighborhood tonight, I have a few parting shots myself from a day of family, friends and fun in our new home. These are the good ol’ days…trust me on that one.
Six-year-old Finn was the first to hit the pool –
and almost the last to leave it
Finn, Number One Son, Pretty Twos
Pretty’s Dad Walker and Finn’s Dad Dave
The only thing better than being on top of the water…
not now, Charly
he said whaaat about Mika?
let me just say one more thing, Walker
Pretty Twos had to leave early to go
to their mother’s festivities
Sis’s friend Tim from Asheville
Number One Son all grown up
the gospel according to Sheila Go
Finn’s mom and dad…awww…sweet
(Some of our best friends are straight people)
Sis in the sun
old woman Slow in the shade…
pawpaw, sometimes I think you’re the only one
with any sense
Brother-in- law Jim
Tiny yellow ball and paddles
grand pool entertainment
never mind the score – that smile is always the winner
I can’t be getting sleepy
barbecue, watermelon, a pool –
does it get any better than this
I asked Finn if he knew why we celebrated July 4th.
America made a nation that day, he said.
I couldn’t put it better myself.
All of us at Casita de Cardinal send our best wishes to all of our amigas and amigos in cyberspace for a festive Fourth and fabulous summer.