We had a really fun weekend. We visited with family and swam in the pool. We did some sparklers and had friends over for dinner. It was a busy but fun weekend. At the family BBQ they had hot dogs, sausage, boudin, turtle, tongue, and some other white sponge like stuff that I dare didn't touch. It was super hot. I think it was only 100 degrees. We have been with out rain for three weeks. It's so dry down here. We desperately need some rain. There is the food table. The two pots on this end were the turtle and the tongue. I didn't even touch those. But those Cajuns sure did love it!!Uncle Tracy loved it!! The Cowpokes tried it, but it wasn't their favorite. Little Cowpoke played in the pool for a little while. He had a good time playing with his southern cousins. There are a lot of boy cousins. Which can get pretty wild sometimes.The slip and slide was a big hit with all the kids!! Can you see how dead all the grass is? It's so crunchy and hard. That little boy just cracked me up. He couldn't have been much older than 1 and he was running down the slip and slide. He didn't have any swim trunks so they put him in some underwear. He was so cute!!The kids also loved the water guns. See that poor girl? She was one of two older girls that were there. So out numbered. We all were then forced to get into family groups for pictures. This is the loud bunch of "Kids". I missed the parents picture. These are all the grand kids. And then we got a picture of our family. Grandma and her two children. We were the only ones to show up from that side of the family. Belle was hot. She played in the pool with all the crazy kids. But she would look at me with her sad eyes and pathetic face begging to go home. So, we didn't stay too much later than 1pm. It was just getting way too hot. We came home and went swimming and then later that night we did sparklers!!!The kids had a lot of fun. Until Cowpokette was handed a sparkler and was left unattended by Mr. Cowboy. She got scared when a spark landed on her and she then grabbed her face with her hand that was holding the sparkler. I didn't want her to drop the sparkler because she wasn't wearing any shoes, so I told her to throw it. Smart thinking Mom!! So she did what I said to do and the sparkler landed on Mr. Cowboy's truck. Right in between the truck bed and the cab! Mr. Cowboy freaked out!But Mr. Cowboy's truck was fine and so was Cowpokette. She just got a bit scared. I did manage to get my toes burned. And it was after the fact of Mr. Cowboy telling everyone to put shoes on and I didn't listen. I was in my PJ's and just wanted to do some sparklers then go to bed.It only blistered a little bit. I survived. The Cowpokes had a lot of fun! Mr. Cowboy made a sparkler lasso!So, I had to try one too!Yee-haw!!!We finished up our sparklers with a little dancing!! Mr. Cowboy is so strange!
Happy Fourth of July!