Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Independence day festivites

We had a nice 4th. Gabe got some play time in the pool. We met up with some friends at the Whittet Wiener Wagon (a couple in our church owns it) so Michael scored some free chili dogs. He also got to buy fireworks and have his own little mini show. 

 We opted to avoid the crowds down where the on-post festival was happening (much to michael's unhappiness) and watch the fireworks from on top of the hill across from our neighborhood. It actually was an awesome view of the fireworks and no traffic! That's win-win for a Pilon. After sweltering in the hot sun at the wiener wagon and dealing with a cranky Gabe i was in no mood to deal with parking, crowds and lines. Yes i am my father's daughter. I also am 35 weeks preggo and am already permanently over heated! Any-who we brought our blankets and cooler over across the street and sprawled out. Lots of other ppl parked in the same lot we did. The fireworks started at 9 with this little mini-show that was about 5 mins long. We were about to pack up my 930 thinking that was it when they started again. This time they lasted till about 10 so it was a pretty good show.
 daddy doing muscle-ups on his new b-day present.

 Gabe had to try after he saw daddy doing it. He actually could hold himself on the rings for a lil bit by himself!
 Gabe did pretty good with the fireworks show. We thought he might be scared by the big booms (there were some other babies screaming) but he wasn't phased at all. In fact Gabe's commentary during the entire show (he wouldn't shut up) was hilarious! He was laying on the blanket with Daddy and kept saying "no pee pee in fireworks, no pee pee in moon, no pee pee in tree...etc" You get the idea. Anything he saw outside he declared a no pee-pee zone. Michael had to keep responding "that's right Gabe, we only pee in the potty".  His new found independence in going to the bathroom leads to lots of these convos where he tells us where he shouldn't go pee-pee. I thought Gabe would be enthralled by the fireworks, but he was good with the lil mini-show at 9. He was wayyy more excited to run around the grass singing "ring around the posy" and pick dandelions. It was hard to keep him focused on the bigger, longer show.

 Michael calls this our "Go America" family photo.
Lookin' pretty preggo. Okay i have to go feed the beasts! Hope you all had a nice 4th!


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