My friends the Blaylocks have an annual 4th of July party. They rent an awesome water slide for the kids. (My friend Angela took all these great photos---I was too busy with Piper to take many shots.)
The best part....the grown-ups play on the slide, too! There was also a grown up snow cone cart--the truck kind that drives around with a window that flops up. They had goodies like Black Velvet snow cones with specialty vodkas, Red Velvet Cake snow cones with raspberry liqueur, things like that. (I didn't have any, but maybe I'll try them next year.)
The food's always great, too. I love a good pot luck!
There were Shakespearian parodies on the deck, too. This is Dusty, the hosts' son. He is such a great kid. Well, I guess he's more of a man now. He'll be joining the Marines (like his Dad) soon. We're all so proud of him---he's a great kid and a great American. I can't believe this is the little boy that used to sit on my lap while I snuck him too many popsicles.
It's so nice to see old friends. We finished up the night with a great fireworks show.
Adam brought along his arm wrestling table, and pipe bombs. I brought over 100 canvases to give away. Never come empty handed, I say! After the water heater incident ruining so much of my artwork, I took a good long look at all the art hanging around. I decided to let go of most of it. I only kept a few favorite pieces.
Thanks to Jill for reminding me that....."Your art is on the INSIDE."
Steve (in the blue tank top) is a dear friend from college. We were both involved with the theater department. He's very flamboyant and fabulously happy. He wouldn't hush and take arm wrestling instructions...he was too busy mugging for the camera. He's too busy saying, "Heeeey!"
Bob had on a yellow shirt that said, "Honey Badger Don't Care". I had to admit I'm not cool or hip enough to get it, so they directed me here: (or watch below)
(Warning-a tad (ok, VERY) crass....not child or office friendly.)
Goodness! Honey Badger Don't Care, I tell you. I warned you that was a bit off-color, didn't I? Don't say I didn't warn you.