Monday, July 23, 2007

Summ, Summ, Summertime....

I can't believe how fast July is flying by! Cranky bought fireworks a week before the 4th of July and he and the kids were lighting them off all week. In this picture, Mary and Raymond are throwing "pop-its" at each other:

Cranky is the master of the fireworks:

Bob likes sparklers, but decided to touch one that had burned out and managed to burn his fingers a little. I don't think he's too keen on them anymore...

Much to Cranky's chagrin, our town held it's "4th of July" parade on July 6th. (So it can be on a weekend. Cranky's hometown, Bristol RI, holds the mother of all 4th of July parades, and always on the proper day.) Sunapee's parade is very small and the kids like grabbing the candy that is thrown.

Bob didn't like the loud sirens when the firetrucks went by:

Afterwards, there are games for the kids and this year there was one of these bouncy things. That's Raymond in the blue shorts:

Raymond also likes the pie eating contest:

In other news...Cranky has been working hard on the front porch. The deck is done, now for the roof, steps, and railings. It's coming along very well!

Raymond is very excited about getting a bigger dirt bike. It's a Yamaha PW 80. Here he is test riding it when we brought it home:

WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!

Watching him ride makes me smile. He's an excellent driver and has a great time. (Sometimes we can hear him singing.)

This weekend Cranky and I are taking off by ourselves. My mother is watching the kids and we are going hiking for a couple of days!

Can you believe summer is half over?!

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Blogger Balloon Pirate said...

great pictures of a happy family.

what sort of railing will the porch have? you gonna pick up the slate of the shutters and roof, or will you be going some other route?


Wed Jul 25, 12:06:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

Bouncy castles are cool.

Wed Jul 25, 03:37:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger Notsocranky Yankee said...

BP: The railings will be white, like the front door. We are getting the PVC fabricated type, so they will be maintenance-free.

DHG: Agreed!

Thu Jul 26, 07:21:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger Jessica said...

I'm making a mental note to sing while driving a dirt bike before I die.

Thu Jul 26, 06:32:00 PM GMT-5  

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