Monday, July 02, 2007

Family Fun Day

Sunday was a very rare occasion when all the members of my immediate family were off work on the same day. So we took advantage of it and had a cook out at my place. It started as me begging my bro-in-law to do some handyman things around the house and evolved from there. The next thing ya know everybody was coming over and we were having a party.
Grandma and Tanner tended to the beer can chicken while the men folk handled the work. The chicks took the rest of the brood to the park that's about a block from my house. So now I will subject you to what I like to call "pics of our family fun."

This is my sister's youngest, Teagan, and my bro's girlfriend's son, Braeden. That's too complicated. Can I just say my brother's step-son even if they aren't officially married or engaged? (Yet.... cuz we know it's coming eventually.) Anyway, I digress....

These two are only 6 months apart in age. They're little buddies already.

Monkey girl, Tatum, and my sister. Monkey boy Travis. When you're too little to fit in the swing... improvise. Braeden the little red headed rooster boy. It's a hair thing. It grows like a rooster. Cute, huh?Upside down monkey girl.Right side up. Just too pretty. Notice the haircut. In her defense, she told her momma that her bangs were in her eyes. But momma didn't act fast enough so she took matters ( the scissors actually) into her own hands.Tanner getting ready to get Uncle Travis to light the firecracker his friend gave him. In addition to playing with scissors unsupervised, their parents also encourage fun with explosives.
Wait. Check out his shirt. It's quite appropriate considering the circumstances. He and his brother recently got busted for playing inside of an old vacant house with a couple of their friends. Not stealing, not damaging. Just playing. Inside an old house in which they walked into through an open door.The small town police were called by a neighbor. Apparently they take this type of behavior very seriously and long story short.... the boys had to attend a short class on how not to be a juvenile delinquent. Yeah...seriously. If this is the worst thing they ever do, I'll be happy. But the shirt is much funnier now after the story, isn't it? Yes, we all have a sick sense of humor in this family.
Kristy (this is the girlfriend my brother's going to marry someday.... no pressure though Travis) and Braeden getting a little snuggle in. Big Travis.
Lil' Travis. He's lost a few front teeth and had one on the bottom loose. Which made it difficult to eat his corn on the cob. After an attempt at biting it, he declared it hurt his tooth too much. But rejected offers to cut the corn off of the cob for him. Somehow it tastes different not on the cob?
Unfortunately, Aunt Krista didn't think to get marshmallows. I lost cool points for that. Instead, we just allowed them to play with fire. Yeah... we like to live dangerously over here.
The two best buds hugging good-bye the way only toddlers can.
Somehow I missed a pic of the brother-in-law. Must be because he spent a great deal of time inside hanging ceiling fans and replacing electrical outlets and the such. Don't worry. He already had a plan. He gave me the dates of my next babysitting duty as payback. And declared it'd be an overnighter. What?! I didn't get any shots of Grandma either. She must of done a good job of avoiding the camera. Damn. Too bad cuz she had another obnoxious tee shirt on that was worth seeing.

At one point, Griffey had a little vomiting incident in the yard. Could it have been all the food he stole from people who are low to the ground and within his reach maybe? Tatum came up on the deck where me, my mom, and sister were sitting and asked innocently "How did Griffey throw up?" Almost in unison all three of us said "Like this..." and made a gagging noise. We about peed our pants but Tatum didn't think it was funny. We assured her that she also got the smart ass gene and will put it to good use someday.

It was gorgeous weather. Good food and fun with the family. Couldn't ask for a better day!

22 comments:

Kathy and Joel said...

Wow, Krista! Great day, great pictures and great fun! Doris' little dudette, Daisy was here on the weekend and I can't believe how much food a little dudette can find being so low to the ground. Hope Griffey is feeling better.
And, as far as Tanner's "episode"...I'm with you. If this is the worst thing that he does, then you will all be laughing! Ahhh, the innocence of kids. :)

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

WOW.. you had a great day.. Those are the good days.. when the whole family is together acting silly and having fun..
Have a great week.
Kim

amy said...

SO glad you had fun..Looks like everyone had a good time..What a precious memory

Janet said...

Ah, yes, the infamous "cutting your own bangs" picture. Yep, I have a good one of that too. My sister, OTOH, had me beat hands down. When she was little she lost all her hair due to illness so she was completely bald. She used to be able to pull chunks out at a time and gross us out by putting it on us. Yep, fun times. :-)

Love the pics!!!

Rhonda said...

Sounds like a great weekend with good food, good people and good times!

See you in a month. :)

Yes, Minister... said...

What fun!!! We must have been on the same wave lenght because we did the beer can chicken this weekend too! Loved it :D

What a bunch of cuties you have running around for Miss Mia to play with :D Lucky her ~

Noemi said...

I personally think that these kind of gatherings are the best! Glad you hade fun! I am going to try the beer chicken...

tracy said...

You had me at 'beer can chicken'...

cute photos of some cute kiddos!

Catherine said...

Sounds like a great day Krista! Love your family's sense of humour! great pics.

Thanks for sharing. Oh yah...and you're on marshmallow duty this month. I'll bring the graham crackers and chocolate. Mmmm...smores!

Melissa said...

that is my kind of day.
pretty awesome park to have so close to your house.
what is it with little girls and cutting their bangs? My daughter did it, and my niece also.


So when's the wedding, Krista's bro????? (no pressure here either)

Sandra said...

What a fun day! Family times really are the best.

Hmmm, those bangs...that is my greatest fear!

Jennifer "Jenny" said...

Great family pictures! Beautiful children. Family time is the best :)

I have also learned from experience, Get the family help when you can :)

Wendy said...

Great photos! I love that t-shirt. I should of had one of those when I was a kiddo.

Shannon S said...

Loved your narrative to go along with your fab photos. What a fun day. I'm still laughing about the throw up response (and yours to Tatum!) and wondering what saying was on your G'ma's t-shirt!

Jill and Jaap said...

Great photos...I love campfires!

crazylady said...

YOU KNOW THAT IS OUR MOTTO
seemed like a good idea at the time....
fixer upper, renos, asking for twins, getting twins,
I'm writing the cheque out for your shirt. I need it BAAAADDD.

Doris & Dan said...

Great day! Those munchkins are cute!

Keep smilin!

eggrolls and chopsticks said...

That wise crack about the smart arse gene just cracked me up.

Love the shirt on your nephew.

I can't wait to see Mia in the mix!

Mariah said...

Looks like a great time!! Happy 4th!

kris said...

This all looks like way too much fun... when can I come over? Love that t-shirt too (you know the one), hilarious.

Have a great 4th... are you working??

C.J. said...

Looks like a winner.

Hey - I want to know what the other shirt said!

All the Ts and the little B are adorable. I'm all about Tatum's approach to hair. If it's in the way - lop it off ;0) Yeah, I still need to work on those impulses.

Mark & Michelle said...

What a GREAT day! I LOVE that she cut her own bangs!!

I am thinking next time she says they are in her eyes, your sister will react quicker!! LOL!