July 04, 2007

Faaarth of July!!!

Here is to hoping that your 4th of July was as wonderful as ours was here.

We have our family reunion every 4th with our ceilidh, but much less family was able to make it, which was fine as it was still fun and quite a riot.

There was hoola hooping, where I truly do believe, that you have to be the mother of boys to hear the following, “Boys! They are not weapons!!!” as I witnessed my boys chasing each other attempting to 'slice' each other with their hoola hoops.

We started with having a BBQ and then moved on to the ceilidh. Bones did a little thing that was very cute, and then with my aunt on keyboard, TGOO playing fiddle, and yours truly playing the flute, we murdered the Irish Washerwoman. It was bloody.

We had dance lessons from Mo and her beau/husband and then moved on to what TGOO had been planning for the better part of the year.

The Pirates Convention.

Have you seen this?

My brother was the emcee, which was hysterical and each of the men/boys had a question to ask him. Of course the answer always had the infamous ‘ARRRR’ in it somewhere. It was great.

Pirate Bones.jpg

Pirate Mr. T.jpg

Pirate Ringo.jpg

It ended with fireworks. For years my brother has announced the name of the fireworks before they were lit. “Screaming Devil!” and then this ear piercing firework would go off. Some of them were real… like Screaming Devil. Some of them were evidently made up.

Which I did not know.

Until today.

When Mo said, “You didn’t know he was making them up?”

Me: No! They sounded real to me!

Mo: They did? Even, “Like wearing a raincoat in the shower?”

Me: Umm… well, I don’t remember that one, but sure!

Mo: *Blink*

It’s amazing the things you learn at family get togethers…

Posted by Boudicca at July 4, 2007 10:14 PM | TrackBack

I loved that skit... bet they had a blast.

Heheheh... with TN and I having similar sense of humor, I'm cracking up about you just learning that some of the names were made up.

"Wearing a raincoat in the shower"

Posted by: That 1 Guy at July 4, 2007 11:37 PM

... sounds like a wonderful time!... and you are right about the "amazing" things you learn at family get togethers.... I was at two yesterday and they both held their own unique revelations....

Posted by: Eric at July 5, 2007 07:29 AM

T1G- You would have had a blast. You and TN have very similar personalities and senses of humor. Holy crap.

Eric- There are days I hear things and I think, "Where was I?!" ;-) And the things you learn from your childhood that you were totally oblivious to!

Posted by: Bou at July 5, 2007 11:47 AM