21 May 2010

Dirt ...

Last Saturday Jenny & Jay held a BBQ at their new house  to help celebrate Katy's graduation and say 'So Long' to Mike & I as we got ready to move down to San Diego.  


Their new house is quite beautiful - very rural & woodsy yet not too far from town.  

Jenny is lucky enough to have a clothesline!  

How wonderful to be able to hang your clothes to dry in the sunshine & breeze.  

It was a beautiful sunny day and Jay & Jen's new house sits on over an acre of land and so the kids (all 8 of them) had plenty of room to roam and play.

So while the adults got comfortable - we grabbed some cold drinks and chatted, reminisced & shared plenty of good laughs  ....

... and while the grown-ups enjoyed some R&R the kids played & played &  played.  

Seriously, they played from about 3 in the afternoon until about 8 in the evening.  
At first the kids played with the usual suspects:



  • the bikes ...






    • the cars and ...
    • even an ATV ...
    • then out came the bats & balls ...
    • and then they started tumbling ...
    •  and spent a little time on the trampoline   ...
      • then - out came the big guns ...
      • As in water guns ...
      • they played with water for a long time - until someone spotted  ....
      •  the pile of D.I.R.T!!!
      • A great big pile of never-before-played-in dirt ...

      And I mean a great big huge mountain range of nothing but dirt!
       
      • It's been a long time since I have seen kids play together so well
      •  for so long ...
      • and with such big smiles on their faces ...
      •  and with so much dirt on their clothes, feet & hands ...
      • Oh yaAnd with cupcake on their faces ...
      • umm, those cupcakes were good - weren't they Jen ...
      • yummy & super cute - they were animal cupcakes in honor of Katy's graduation with a degree in zoology


      • The kids all played so well together that we almost forgot they were there - in fact the only kids that got into trouble were these 2 big kids that were feeding the horses next door ... despite that big sign on the fence that said, 'keep hands away (from the horses) - they bite'
      It was a wonderful party and everyone had a great time.  
      Thanks Sullivan family!

       OH NO!!!
      Look Sarah ...
      Another unsuspecting family heading into the marshes  
      and I think the wind is picking up  ....

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      2 comments:

      1. Okay, you can stop making fun of me now!! I have to say that story will probably make me laugh for many, many years to come. I haven't laughed so hard in a while!! Can't wait to see you guys again, hopefully in sunny San Diego one day!!

        SB

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      2. Sarah - that story was so funny and will make me smile every time I think about it or see a canoe for the rest of my life.

        It's not very often I laugh like that - it felt good!

        It's such a great story that you can share for the rest of your life. You are a great storyteller!

        Thanks for sharing ...

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