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Friday, July 03, 2009

Happy Fourth Of July!

With my G-babies here with me this week, I haven't gotten around to getting on top of things yet, so I didn't get a Friday post done. My daughter spent the week in NY with her in-laws and her hubby, as he is doing an internship there this summer with a law firm. So, I got to be SUPER MIMI----as I tackled all of the G-babies for four days, and WITH NO TRANSPORTATION, might I add! My vehicle doesn't carry everyone, and it rained non-stop, so I believe that I should definitely get the G-Mom of the year for this one!!

Although, I have to say.....they are great kids, even the twins, who are so angelic and sweet with me and then turn into crying, whining things when their Mom is around. Hmmmm....do you think that they have her figured out? Makes you wonder, right?

Then, I had a gig last night that didn't get canceled for rain-----a miracle----so Bret (or Poppy as the G-babies call him) took all the kids to a parade BY HIMSELF. So, I guess HE gets the G-Dad award of the year!

Here they are----sitting on the curb....

The twins reaction to the parade---oh, so precious!
video

The little dance routine of Mila and Aydan.
video

Well, I got home late Friday night and got to bed late, as I was chatting with my daughter, as she had returned. I had to be up early this morning to get ready to be in a parade of my own for the band. Interesting work. I had never really performed in a parade before. Note to general public: Don't feel too confident while you are dancing on a moving float----you know-----that you won't fall down.

I almost hit the floor two times! It could have been scary. And funny, I suppose, if caught on video.


But I made it. And the results are as follows:


video

Now, don't forget-----it was without the band----backing tracks and all-----and it was difficult to hear each other----so don't be too harsh. Remember what your mother taught you. "If you can't say anything nice,.......um.......lie."

Seriously, I really do sound better than that.....




***I also have to mention that I was planning a video for Secrets In The Sauce, this FANTASTICO blog that caters to people who COMMENT (click on the button on the right side to find out more)----cause I wanted to win an amazing gift card to Target------can I hear a WOOOP? But they didn't get enough responses, so they canceled it. (I am tearing up now----really----I wanted that gift card and I had myself convinced that I was going to win it----we've all been there, right?)
So, now all my dreams have been dashed, and I have to start all over again with whatever they decide to do......

By the way. All things considered. We DO have a great country, don't we?

19 comments:

The Redhead Riter said...

Happy 4th of July!

Mrs. Organic said...

Loved seeing you perform and I think your parade float skills are in great form.

Kristina P. said...

YOu looked so awesome! How fun!

Christy said...

Love the pix and sounds like a great time. I'm sure they'll come up with a different contest for the same prize and you'll sweep it away!!!

Rachel said...

I thought you sounded great. I love all your 4th of July activities... and girl you KNOW you deserve g-ma of the year!

I couldn't handle that many kids.

Melissa B. said...

Really sweet holiday snaps. I'd certainly call this post Superior, too! Hope y'all had the best holiday ever!

Melissa said...

You do get the awards for handling all the kids on your own. You and Poppy! What a fun 4th though!

carma said...

4 days with the grandkids and no car! You kick butt :D

Mom n Pop Wilson said...

Loved the videos. Looks like you had quite the celebration. Yeah for this country!

Jennifer said...

Agh, I love, love, love it! You are awesome! :-) Glad to see your Fourth was wonderful! Thanks for stopping by my blog last week!

Carrot Jello said...

For a minute there, I thought I was having a patriotic spiritual experience, and hearing angels. Then I realize it was your player.

Meaghan said...

Happy 4th and thank u for sharing your day with us! The kids are all so cute


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Marina said...

I love the lil dance routine and the twins were so cute!!!You were so cool!

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Karen said...

Sounds like you had a fantastic 4th of July! Looks like so much fun!

Brittany said...

How fun to see you in the parade video! Actually, I couldn't really hear that much anyway (maybe it's because it's nap time so I have the volume turned down too low). Someday I'll see you in person again. Remember to let me know next time you're in town.

jbachez said...

Hey happy fourth of july !
im one of claytons old friends from south pasadena ward. I got back from my mission two years ago and briefly made contact with clayton, but alas we haven't been able to catch up. could you do me a favor and send him my email so we can chat i may be coming out to Boston in august and would like to visit with him hope all is well ! JamesBachez@gmail.com

Anna See said...

what fun. i am tickled to see your adorable g-babies! and you on the float? way cool. glad it was a great weekend!

Debbie said...

Children figure their moms out mighty early!
Great photos.

Kristina P. said...

Shawn, I had to reply to your comment!

Yes, I know Gwyneth isn't British. I said that because she's faux British. She talks with a British accent sometimes, just because she lives there. Madonna is my back up. :)

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