Monday, July 6, 2009

Independence Rocks!

I love 4th of July. This is one of my favorite holidays, it is tied for first place with Christmas. Every year our city puts on a 4th celebration that includes a kiddie parade, a creepy ass carnival, street dance, car show, a great parade, and a wonderful fireworks display. It is a multi-day celebration and we always try to make the most of it.

Normally we try to have a big ol' bash on the 4th at the Casa de Chubby because the parade route is right outside our door. It is a so great to have where it is we have food, drinks, and entertainment. This year the party was on the small side but nevertheless still tons of fun. We even had a special guest, the Mayor of Minneapolis marched his posse through our house prior to the parade starting. I offered him and his underage kids a cocktail, but they declined. I think he wanted to stay clean for while he runs for the Governor's seat or maybe it was because it was only 9AM.

Here is a few pics from the parade.

Chubby Hubby sporting a gift from the Mayor's visit. I was really impressed with his behavior, he didn't yell "Carly, get the gun....there is a Liberal in the house!" (Just kidding...he is not THAT bad)



Diva mixing up some margaritas getting ready for the party. Just kidding it was only Kool-aid, the margaritas were already mixed up by the other children.

This is what the streets looked like at 8AM....the parade didn't start until 1PM and there were people sitting in their chairs.

My neighbor and spawn #1 riding the beer cooler. This thing was a hit! I think I need one of these.
Spawn #2 really getting into the festivities. He really was doing everything to get the most candy.

Diva shoveling candy in her mouth as fast as she can.
#1 taking the beer cooler for a spin. He has to learn to drive sometime. Ain't we classy? Ha!


BFF's Hubby practicing his pose for the next stud muffin book of the decade book. He is sporting a new mustache. Young Tom Seleck? Yes?I totally see the resemblance. BWAH!

I thought he should keep the 'stache but I think my BFF had another opinion.

It makes him look so kid friendly...Maybe I should do a blog poll. Should he keep it?



Then of course there were fire works. My hubby walked up to the park with #2 to view them and I stayed home with #1 and Diva and watched them from the neighbors house. After that I collapsed into bed. It was a long exhausting day but it was a lot of fun!

Hope everyone had a fun and safe 4th of July. Until next year....Independence Rocks!

Oh yeah.....Sunday I ran 7.27 miles semi hungover. It was a GREAT run and I am not quite sure how I pulled it off. As far as time I am not sure. It was slow 11-12 minute miles, but I didn't care because the run was that good.

21 comments:

Diana said...

Looks like a great day! I vote to keep the "stach", but I was always a stach girl! I think if he grew a little more and had a goatee.....
Nice job on the run-who cares how it got done-maybe drinking pre-runs works for you!! I have yet to find my 'groove'!

D10 said...

Fun pictures!! Your kids are so cute. Great job on the run. You are doing really well, keep it up.

Jess said...

Sorry, only highway cops and child molesters should have mustaches.

Looks like you had a great day! And nice job on the run.

RunningLaur said...

Looks like a great weekend! Good work on the run too - I don't' know how everyone does these hungover runs, it totally didn't work for me.

Carolina John said...

sounds like a fun parade! i say go stache. he's rocking it.

Marlene said...

Sounds like such a fun weekend! Love the pics.

Nice 7-miler, too!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

such a cute pic of Diva mixing the kool-aid. :) Sounds like a great 4th of July!

TNTcoach Ken said...

Gotta get one of those cooler rides........

Sarah said...

That looks like such FUN!!!! Love the beer cooler on wheels. :)

Anonymous said...

Killer 4th of July Stache!!!!

-Jay Zass

Catholic Runner said...

The stache has got to go! Great run on Sunday semi- hung over. Show off!

Heather said...

What a fun day - love all the pictures! Good job getting the hungover run in, you will be ready for Twin Cities!

MCM Mama said...

Gotta love the cooler! (but that 'stache needs to go ASAP!)

Great job on the hung over run - those always seem to work for me too.

Cyndi said...

Love the cooler! The stache? Almost looks fake ha ha....the mayoral visit? Priceless!

Nice work on the 7 miler...hey the long run is SUPPOSED to be that slow. See? You're off the hook from now on.

aron said...

looks like so much fun!!!! LOVE all the pics :)

Megsie said...

Sounds like you had a fun weekend. We sat right at the beginning of the parade, and were home by 2:30! I made everyone nap~I am evil like that. Whoo-Hooo on the run!

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

Hahahaha! Jess forgot '70s Porn Stars! They're big into 'staches too!

Wow! You're BFF with Johnny Wadd? Good to be you!

I'm such a pig!

Happy I-Day, sister!

Al's CL Reviews said...

I so need that cooler!

lindsay said...

lol. love the beer mobile :) teaching them young, i'm so proud ;)

teacherwoman said...

Sounds like a great 4th of July.

diggin' the stach!

Kelly said...

Sorry to disapoint, but mustaches GROSS me out. Generational discrepency? Perhaps.