Monday, July 12, 2010

Independence Day. Where we blew stuff up.

I've been something we call "lazy" around these parts.  These pictures have been on the computer just waiting for resizing and to be posted.  Instead, I've been sitting around reading Twilight.

"I usually don't have a burger, a brat, and a steak but, it is 4th of July. And I need the energy if I'm gonna start blowin crap up. It's what the founding fathers would want."
--Jim Gaffigan

For Independence Day (Will Smith), Jesse and I traveled to Cottage Grove to hang out with my sister's in-laws.  I've never ridden a quad before, and because I like making a fool of myself, it was the first thing I did there.

We then did crafts, because hey, I like crafts.  First we made "angels".

Or "angles" as some might type, however mine is just a girl.  Making a hair fashion statement.

Those wings were frustratingly hard to put on.

Then the Smith family (my sister and her husband, I can't believe I have to explain this to you, where have you BEEN) had a water balloon fight.  Here is my niece Jasmine looking awfully adorable.

Oh, and here is one of Christy smashing a water balloon in Jasmine's face.  You may need to click on it to get the full effect.

I went inside to check on Mikey later on, as he was supposed to have changed his clothes.  I heard something that sounded a lot like a naked 6 year old jumping on the bed, and alas, I was right.  We finally got him to put some shorts on.

My little stingray.

And then we painted shirts to be all patriotic up in here.

We blew stuff up.

And then we came home and had a heat wave.  The cats haven't been doing much.

Do you like how I say the cats haven't been doing much?  As in I often find them doing useful things?

Also, no, I did not read myself a children's book and then go to bed.  That is ridunkulous.

Oh, and I saved the best for last.


I finished Twilight.  Which means SPOILER.  As though you don't know everything about Twilight already.

Was anyone ELSE annoyed with how stupid they made Edward seem when he showed his "true form" in the movie, but it wasn't nearly as lame in the book?  In the movie he has the whole "You will see me in my scary monster form, inhale, large sigh" but in the book he was all casual about it.  And he was a little less emo about the whole thing in the book.  He was happy just to be around Bella.  Okay, I know it's not the most amazingly written book, but considering a stay at home mom got the writing itch and just went with it?  Not so bad, you dig?

And did you know if you misspell marital it can become martial?  Talk about a strange conversation.  Oh, irony!  I just misspelled misspell up there.


  1. I'm not a crazy fan; I will admit easily that those books are not high quality literature. I will contest anyone who says the movies are decent at all, though. Good pictures there Katie! I especially like the one with the shorts - I used to do that with an old pair of my dad's sweatpants. I'd hike 'em up to my armpits and chase my sister around the house.

  2. I forgot about the frozen banana picture. Gosh, that is hilarious!! About time you blogged about the 4th.

  3. I haven't read the books, so I can't comment. I will say I do hear they're quite badly written, but like you, I'm all applauding a stay at home with 3 small kids who accomplished that.

    Gaaaa! More Jim Gaffigan. How I adore him. Hot Pockets.

    And I don't know if that's someone's house, in that pic, but it is just super adorable. I love it.

  4. However in contrast to Twilight the children's book you read was written by Neil Gaiman.

  5. First. I love the picture of you - or rather your head - on the quad... that's totally the Katie I remember from high school.

    The books ARE better than the movies (though I havent seen eclipse and I have emmense faith in David Slade to fix the problems)but they definitely arent literary fiction and they're rife with errors, but they are entertaining to read.

    I'm glad you had fun on Independence Day (Bill Pullman), though I'm surprised that Jesse didnt make it into a pic or two...

  6. the twilight series is nothing fancy or award winning to be sure, but i agree with you. i'm an addict though. it's like my escape from my 4 year old twins. and it's now a vampire thing for me, not just's also True Blood and Vampire Diaries. I can't help myself. A girl's gotta have her fantasies, right? lol

  7. I don't know, my marital life is often martial. Am I the only one?


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