Thursday, July 5, 2012

What The Fourth Of July Looks Like Here

The day started hot and bright.
There were a couple of boats
out early fishing.
MyHero and I worked all morning
setting up for family and friends.

I made a 
Flag Cake
that more than filled the pan.
My daughter, TPot and her
BFF, Miss Tina,
always have fun together.
Who's that behind those
Foster Grants?
(anyone remember those ads)
MamasBoy skipped across
the bay from his place to ours
with his boat to give all the
kids a ride....and do a little
water skiing.
Hey!  How you gonna get
all those people in 
The day got hotter and hotter.
Some didn't seem to mind the heat.
That's our little CJK.
One month old!
Yeah- maybe I should learn
up the nose pictures, huh?
Quiet with  you!
Do you want to see the baby or not?

Some of you that have 
been following me for a while
remember that 
SweetCheeks had a couple
of  invisible VISABUL friends.
was Bob.
He did everything with her.
He walked with her and talked
with her and played 
house with her.
We mourned Bob's passing
when he fell down the steps
never to reappear.

But- Wait!
What is THAT I see?
She has  NEW 
Can it be?
Well, pictures don't lie....
or do they?
your photo name


Mark said...

That's one of the best "up the nose" shots that I've ever seen!
I'm glad you had a super day.

Musings from Kim K. said...

Looks like the perfect family day. It was over 100 degrees in our neck of the woods. Boy, I'm missing our lakeshore breezes from the week before. If my father would have had his bathing suit I think he might have joined the kiddos in our pool too. Your hubby is a sweetie.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Such a fun day. Her new best friend looks like he is enjoying that fine pool.

Pam Kessler said...

I would have joined them in the pool myself. You gotta do what you gotta do to keep cool these days. Glad you had a good day!

Susie said...

Diana, I can't believe how fast the baby is growing . I love the picture of Sweetcheeks and her Papaw, too cute. I guess that's one way to stay cool:):) Smiles, Susie


Looks like you had a happy 4th with family!!! All cute pictures:)

Jettie said...

With that hat, an up your nose picture was all you were going to get.
Papaw is enjoying the pool, it seems, and since Bob's disappearance he'll have to do, I suppose. Poor Bob, falling down the steps like that..hope he wasn't pushed.

Maria Elena said...

Love, love the up the nose picture! LOL So adorable!!! So glad you had a wonderful family day!

Gina said...

Looks like you had a super 4th! Now I would love to know how Sweet Cheeks convinced her Grandpa to get in the pool with her. I'm sure it was a good one.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Looks like wonderful family time! Our forefathers would be so happy!

Anonymous said...

oh my gosh thats so cute, Papa and Sweet cheeks, thats a keeper!

Japolina said...

Looks like a fun day!

Patty Patterson said...

That SweetCheeks is a smart one. I think her new best friend will benifit her much more than Bob. Just think about it. Invisible friends have invisible wallets and this new guy probably has deeper pockets. He might be able to treat her to an occasional ice cream or something. That girl is thinking!

Lucille said...

I don't know how you do it, Diana. You are always doing something. You must be a bundle of energy. That cake is a "chef d'oeuvre". It must have been delicious. Cute picture of SweetCheeks with her grandfather. Looks like you had a wonderful day!

Laura said...

I know diana, you have a very busy and full life, dont you? and what a gorgeous way to spend the day, how gorgeous does baby cjk look?? aw, makes me clucky!!! I wont be having any more babies though, couldnt survive another pregnancy i dont think.. have to wait for my brother and sil. to hurry up and give me a new baby to play with!!! Your cake is to die for I must say!!! sOOO clever!!! happy 4th of july to you!! lots of love! laura xx

Unknown said...

Diana, Looks like you had a perfect 4 Th of July celebration! Your cake is great! What hoot...Bob fell down the stairs. Her new best friend in the pool is too funny.

Nellie said...

It looks like a perfect day for a perfect family celebration! xo Nellie

Debbie said...

I'm glad you all had a fun day!
Bob looks an awful lot like.....wait....

Hena Tayeb said...

The cake looks great.. but my best picture has to be the last.. best friends.. adorable. That one needs to be framed.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

SO cute! As hot as it was here, I would have climbed in that pool, too! Looks like a wonderful fourth!

June said...

This post just made me smile Diana! Especially the last photo! It looks and sounds like a perfect day was had by all. I am really salivating over that cake my friend. I think should be against the law to show pictures of yummy stuff on blogs...heehee.
sending many hugs...

Anonymous said...

That last picture is priceless, just lovely. Your cake looks good. CJK had the right idea, sleep through the heat. It all looks like so much fun.

Debby said...

You had to take a nose picture, with that big hat on....adorable.
So Bob fel down the steps. Her imagination blows me away. I like her new BFF.
You must be back home now. SOunds like a fun and wet holiday.

Ruth Kelly said...

I was just admiring the photo of that beautiful little one when there you go saying up the nose picture - I never in my wildest dream would have thought of that. You make my day!

Michele Smith said...

Looks like a wonderful day spend with family!

Unknown said...

Oh, your fourth looks so wonderful, and your photos are great. That cake looks awesome!

Looks like you had a beautiful 4th of July.


Sweet Tea said...

Cute! Cute! Cute!
You should frame that last photo - that is priceless!

NanaNor's said...

What a fun 4th had by you all. Loved seeing the pics-especially of sweet cheeks and her new bff. Girl you are just so precious-I would have loved to come be a part of the day.
Hugs, Noreen

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Looks like a good time was had by all! We had dessert and fireworks with family and friends. AND no sewing pillows on the 4th! Thanks for stopping by to see my new pillow designs, Diana!

Abby said...

You guys are the best grandparents! Your hero in the pool with Sweet Cheeks- adorable! Your cake looks wonderful and yummy! It looks like a fun time was had by all!

Janet said...

Hi Diana,

Looks like you all had a wonderful time.

Sweet pic of CJK, nose and all. :)
Great pic of your hero and Sweet Cheeks. Suitable for framing. :)

Have a great rest of today and a wonderful tomorrow.

Take care, Janet W

Tete said...

To bad you didn't do anything fun for the 4th! Love the last photo. I have thought about getting one of those and sitting in it myself out here. I think we might need 3. One for each butt. LOL

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

What a fun filled day! Love that last picture Diana!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh what a fun day you all had, I love the keeping cool in the pool pic!


Jill said...

Looks like a great day and what a precious little baby!
Have a great week


Cass @ That Old House said...

You can show me all the up the nose shots you want -- what an adorable baby!!!
And it looks like you had a wonderful 4th. That cake is amazing. I have never done anything that creative!

Love the swimming pool shot.
What we will do for the kids....

Kelly said...

That looks like a fun day! That cake is making me hungry. Those are the cutest cakes for the 4th. Glad y'all had fun and got to cool off in the water.

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

I want to come to your house next 4th of July. That's how I imagine it really should be! By the way, I think that pool looks pretty refreshing on a hot day. That is a frameable pic. Happy 4th - 2 days ago.

Little Miss Maggie said...

I want some of that cake. It looks great and I bet it was gone in minutes!

Dixie Delights said...

Hi Diana - I nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. I have spent many moments laughing (and a few crying) over your posts. I truly hope that I have opportunity to meet you in real life one day :-) All the best! Amanda

Anonymous said...

Such fun pictures! The water looks so refreshing.

Kathleen said...

Looks like your place was a lot of fun on the 4 th!
The baby is adorable! Cake looks yummy!
Have a great weekend! I bet you will spend it at your beach! It is wonderful not to have to drive to get there isn't it ? We are spoiled aren't we!