So have I mentioned that I'm not a huge fan of the beginning and end of summer (lesser) holidays? I know what you're thinking, what's not to like? BBQ's, boozin, opening swimming pools and the like. And you'd be right, all of those things rule. But the problem is that I have such high expectations for these holidays. Every year, in my head, I'm thinking "This year's gonna be different! We're gonna bbq and get together with friends or go down the shore or something!" And every year, I'm sitting on my couch at 8pm hearing someone else's fireworks and the voices of our neighbors having a good time. For some reason, my friends and family just don't do the typical summer kick-off celebrations. Of course, I choose not to think that people are doing things and my bad attitude isn't invited. Because I really don't think that's it. No one has a beach house. No one has a boat. It's always been a tad bit depressing. Some people get the holiday blues at Christmastime, I get them during heat-waves. And apparently, I'm passing it on to my son...
We actually managed to make some plans with my friend Sarah. She provided the pool, I brought the margaritas and burgs. I went out and bought all the things babies need for the ten minutes they spend in the pool: swim trunks, wussy swim shirt and lame-o sun hat that won't stay on for more than 10 seconds. Oh and swim dipes.
Anyway, Gabe hopped (was plopped) in the crab pool with his buddy Maks and proceeded to be depressed.
Isn't this little face the cutest though?
Annnnd the full-on pout sets in.
I'm outta here
I do look pretty cute bundled up in a towel though. But this hat has gottogo!
Ok so maybe that's where he got the look on his face from. Was I not bringing you your margarita quick enough John?
don't worry, totally staged.
So contrary to what these pictures might seem, we had a really fun time at Sarah and Todd's and appreciate them having us over. So maybe I need to start hosting things on these holidays? Will that get me out of my slump? Or maybe I just need to find new friends with boats and beach houses? Do any of you have those? Can I come over for Labor day? I'll bring babies, brownies and booze!
p.s. I appreciate Mem Day for what it is and am extremely thankful for all American soldiers, past and present, who made and make life awesome for the rest of us. Go USA! Woot! Patriotism is where it's at!