Numerical Knitting

July 5, 2008

Flowers, Food, Floods, Fireworks, Fourth

Filed under: General,parenting — by bethc @ 8:16 pm

Our day yesterday…

Flowers from Mount Vernon We started the day yesterday at beautiful Mount Vernon. While B played in a concert on the lawn Bunny and I explored the out buildings and gardens. Bunny decided that we should photograph the insects in the garden. I’m not sure I always got the bug in the picture, but there were some pretty flowers nonetheless! There were also costumed soldiers, a replica of the Liberty Bell, and people passing out birthday cake!

July 4th dinner

After we got home there was time for a nap for me (yeah!) and then it was off to Fairfax High School for another band concert and fireworks. We got onto the field and staked out our space. B went up front for the sound check and Bunny and I hung out and tried the moon bounces. Bunny’s dinner was the all-American meal, corn dog and kettle corn! I had the all-American Pad Thai and chicken skewer. It was great and there was plenty for me to save half for B.

Soggy 4thAs we were eating, the clouds got thicker and thicker. The scene around us soon looked like this. And the rains came. The band played on. The rain continued. The band finished, the rain let up. A Jimmy Buffet tribute band played, the rain started again. The 1812 Overture was canceled. B packed up his horn. The rain got harder. The fireworks went off as the rain poured down. Soaking wet we trudged back to the car. We had some blankets in the car so we stripped Bunny, wrapped him up, and he was asleep before we were out of the parking lot. At home I dumped all the wet stuff in the tub and have been washing today. This may be the end, however, for our NeatSheet, it had puddles on it last night…

5 Comments »

  1. Wow. Guess the rain hit harder in Fairfax than in DC. I was hidingin an amphitheater by the Monument for most of the afternoon. And it was only mildly sprinking when the fireworks started and the rain had stopped part way through the fireworks.

    Comment by judy — July 6, 2008 @ 8:18 pm |Reply

  2. I stayed inside and watched my mother on tv – the rain was coming down too hard! Glad you had a nice 4th!

    Comment by Amber — July 7, 2008 @ 8:31 am |Reply

  3. I got here via, another blog….on WP. LOVE your photo collage, Ive been trying to figure out how to do one of these. Hope you stop by my blog too. G

    http://www.mypoeticpath.wordpress.com

    Comment by Geraldine — July 8, 2008 @ 3:05 pm |Reply

  4. It’s always a shame to miss the 1812 Overture but rain on the 4th would have been LOVELY here. Never where it’s wanted, isn’t that always the way?

    Comment by Carrie K — July 8, 2008 @ 3:39 pm |Reply

  5. Thanks for the update re: photo mosiac. Unfortunately when I tried to do one at that site, it didn’t work, photos wouldnt upload. Kind of you to try to help. Love your finished work! G

    Comment by Geraldine — July 9, 2008 @ 3:43 pm |Reply


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