we had a lazy day with eliot and my mom off on friday. i think. because there’s no pictures except for a handful from the beach.
and that’s pretty much it for friday.
saturday was the fourth of july.
again, i have no pictures to help me piece together what we did that morning, but around one we went to centennial park to meet up with my uncle frankie and mary casey and kids for the picnic in the park. there’s live music and some food and bouncy houses and a petting zoo and etcetera.
after a bit, we located mary and her daughters and set up camp at the main stage. my grampa schiavone’s sister, my aunt ann, came strolling by at that moment and sat next to us so i was able to catch up with her some, so that was fun. i also ran into several old friends and/or their parents, which is always nice. finally frankie showed up and snatched up a very cautious hazel.
we strolled around some. we got some balloon “animals”. (it was a volunteer tent and they mainly made swords). then some regular balloons. and then we stood in line for like 45 minutes for anna to get her face painted. there was ONE person. and she was amazing, so i can’t complain, but they could have done with a couple of less qualified personnel and cranked those suckers out. while we waited, the other kids frolicked about. mary and frankles caught up. we took turns standing in line with anna.
the facepainter had a tip jar, and i’m pretty sure not one of the 45 minutes worth of people ahead of us left a tip, so we rewarded her handsomely. and this was the end result. a very creepy anna-spiderman.
for lunch, we hit up the pok-a-dot, and met up with the browns again. i didn’t think to take a picture of our giant posse and all of our pok-a-dot fare, but i didn’t forget to take a picture of my beef on weck and gravy fries. 🙂
and that was the end of sunday. one more week to go…. 🙂