Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Mishaps of my life...

Sorry, no pictures here...just a little note of my pregnancy and midlife mishaps...nothing too good...but you might giggle!

So we went to Richfield for the 4th of July and it was peachy...we hadn't been down there for this particular holiday for 5 years and so it was somewhat of an adventure. The Tractor Parade didn't let us down and the kids of course enjoyed it. The night before the 4th we did our family fireworks and they were spectacular. Uncle Bobby had gotten the fireworks in Seattly where they are legal there...very illegal here. The best part about the illegal fireworks in Richfield is that most of the cops buy them too, so you are pretty much off the hook when you light them. I don't know if I will ever be able to buy fireworks from Smith's again...I forgot how good the real ones are. Only a few mishaps with the fireworks this year...Brandon's roman candle backfired on him and put 4 holes in his shirt (Becky sort of PHP) and Uncle Bobby was being his ridiculous self and tried to light his wife Lisa on fire...typical for him. When they were dating, he shot her in the bum with a BB Gun just to see what it would feel like...and she still married him...typical.

On Saturday after the 4th we braved the city park activities (AKA the Oakley convention)...if you know Chris and I than you know that a huge park jam packed with people is totally not our thing...well, about 15 minutes into our huge adventure....I was walking down the sidewalk with the stroller and...you guessed it...it totally ate dirt IN FRONT OF EVERYONE!!! I was SOOOO EMBARASSED!!! And, being pregnant and all...I was TOTALLY CRYING under my sunglasses....needless to say, we high-tailed it out of there and went back to Grandma's...whew!

I was totally sore from my fabulous fall and so miserable in the heat (I think my fingers were the size of sausages) that I, Amy Barton, MISSED the firework display done by the city that night...BIG DEAL for me...I LOVE FIREWORKS...and I was so totally bummed that I couldn't go...UGH!!! I cried again...and again!

Basically you can tell that my 4th of July wasn't so great but...the kids had a great time and let me tell ya, at this point...It's all that matters!

5 comments:

Kyle and Lesley said...

So sorry to hear about your fall! If people saw you they were probably just so worried about you and your babe... not so much laughing at you for falling down. though I think I would have been in tears too.

Glad you had a reasonably happy fourth :) and hopefully Chris will give you another foot rub to make you feel better.

Mike and Alleen said...

So sorry about your 4th! We braved the park last year in Richfield and I was majorly disappointed. It seemed like way more fun when I was younger. I don't love the crowds or the heat, plus I didn't see anybody and that's what I was looking forward to most. I wish I could have "run" into you this year, but we stayed home. Pregnancy + Heat = a very onery Mom!

Lara said...

Sorry about your fall! We haven't been to the park for a couple of years. Every year we say, "this year we will go to the park," but then after the parade, we have had enough. Mostly because our kids just want to go home too. Actually they don't even know what is at the park or they would probably want to go. I was planning on heading over the night before, the park is nice after the primary parade, not very crowded, but other things came up, oh well. So I think you are a trooper for even trying to go. We left the parade and went right to ideal dairy for icecream slushes:) It was so good to see you! It has been forever! I think the last time I saw you was at my baby shower when I was pregnant with the twins, we really should get together and do lunch or something. Hope you are feeling better.

Kristina P. said...

OH, I am so sorry! Falling in front of people is always so embarrassing.

Ryan and Amber said...

Lesson learned this year - the park the night before the big day is WAY cooler and WAY less crowded! We got our fill of snowcones and cotton candy on July 3rd and it was FAB! Sorry bout the spill! :)