Sunday, July 06, 2008

Fourth of July Weekend!

We had so much this weekend! We spent Friday evening in Stayton with my parents & lil' bro, Andrew, after watching the annual Fourth of July Parade. It totally rocks! When I was 13, my cousin and I were actually in it. Not planned though. As one of the cool convertibles were driving by we told them they should have some girls in the back waving... So they said hop in. Funtimes. Anyway, Spencer was not a fan at first and didn't want to run into the street to get the candy as they threw it. He had no problem waving, but didn't really want to get out of his seat. I guess we taught him a little too well about not running into the street. Fortunately there was this cute little boy a few feet down, probably around 5ish, that kept coming over and bringing Spencer candy. His parents taught him to be quite a polite little man!

Afterwards we headed over to my parents' house and we had a lovely bbq and set off some fireworks. We started off small with some snakes. Turns out snakes were a lot cooler when I was a kid, and looks a little like poo now. We spent far too much time staring at the ugliness coming out of the ground and I'm pretty sure Tony burned his fingers more than a few times on the really old lighter my dad found in the back of a drawer somewhere. We had gotten a buy one get one free pack, which ended up being 8 packs of snakes! So we had to get our moneys worth! I always remember these being my mom's favorite fireworks, but I really cannot see why! Gross.

Later, Mom, Dad, Tatum, Spencer, Uncle Andy & I sat on the porch as Tony lit the fireworks. Spencer was a little worried that Daddy's face would catch fire, but he soon was calling out the colors he saw and started calling some of them popcorn. All in all, I'm pretty sure Spencer had a good time. Tatum on the other hand, spent half the time giving Grandma Mac a hard time. I don't think she was a fan of all the noises. I guess it makes up for her sleeping through the entire parade!

Uncle Andy, as always, enjoyed his time hanging out with Spencer. He's such a cute Uncle... He'll make a great daddy one day.

So today Tatum turned 2 months old! So here we have her lovely photo with puppy as well as a shot with the cutest little face doing tummy time. I can't tell quite yet, but it looks like her eyes are going to go green like Tony's. I'm so excited!
She's starting to have quite an adorable personality as well! I finally got a good shot of her smiling today! I feel bad that I hadn't gotten one already, but here she is! Recognize that outfit? Yup, that would be Spencer's . It was too cute not to have her wear it even though it's blue. To me she still looks very girly. She's got such long lashes. I don't know where she gets them from, since mine awful short & stubby. Some say that all babies have them, but I never remember Spencer's being so long and lovely. :) My mom thinks she looks just like me. Except of course those gorgeous dimples, she definitely got those from Daddy! She is gonna be such a beautiful lady. Guess we'll have to put her in a nunnery!


k. crow said...

Carrie, I am so impressed by your photo updates. It means a lot to me to be able to keep up with your life and it is fun for me to watch Spencer and Tatum grow.

Now go tell my sister to get on the ball! I haven't had a picture of my nephew since Christmas... and I took that one!

joyntmadness said...

I totally agree about those snakes! I hate them...and remeber absolutely loving them as a child. When we were buying fireworks this year, we ran into someone we knew and they said they were just running in real quick 'cause they had forgotten those cute little snake ones. All I could think was, Come on! Are you serious? Ridiculous! said...

Um, that onesie in the last picture? SO awesome.

(Also: you have very cute kiddos, but then, you probably already knew that. ; ) )