If you ask me, holiday weekends are the best! In fact, every weekend should be 3 days... or better yet, 5 days! Every weekend, however, should not have a Deadliest Catch marathon. Why can I not turn off that show? It's a wonder I managed to get anything else done. Plus, after the 20th time, why was I still laughing at the commercial with the crab wearing an Uncle Sam hat? Yes, I am a TV junkie. I can admit it. We got a heavy (and much-needed) rain this afternoon that knocked out the satellite. I didn't know what to do... so I took a nap!! Nevertheless, between the Bering Sea adventures, I carved out a great 4th of July weekend!
We had some friends down from Illinois. It was great to see them for a couple of days. David let the kids take pictures in his police car. They also bought some fireworks to shoot. Fireworks are illegal in Illinois so it was a treat for them to get to buy them. The city display was also great. We watched from my parents' house. They live in the same neighborhood we do but their lot sits up higher so the view was even better. Some of the fireworks were hard to see because the smoke hung around after each one was fired. (It was a really humid night. Humid? In July in Arkansas? Imagine that!!) But, for the most part, it was really good. My new camera, as promised, took some pretty cool pictures.This weekend also marked my grandpa's 78th birthday. We had a celebratory dinner tonight at a Mexican restaurant in town. (Our options were limited as the other restaurants in town, including the one my parents own, were closed for the holiday weekend.) As a side note, it's a very good restaurant but what is it specifically about Mexican restaurants that causes the smell to linger (strongly) on your clothes? It has been about 4 hours since we left and my clothes still smell like enchiladas. Oh well, it was tasty!
I made Papa's cake. I actually had a hard time deciding how to decorate it. I decided on drizzly chocolate because he likes chocolate and he's probably a little old for superhero or cartoon character cakes. (Although I am sure David will want a Transformers cake or something like that for his 78th birthday!) He seemed to enjoy it. And he and Mama sure can rock a sombrero! I couldn't ask for better grandparents. Happy Birthday, Papa!! And many more!!