Thursday, July 26, 2007

Alright, Alright

I know, it's been a long time. I have a lot to catch up on! Stay tuned for the beach, teeth, and icecream....

We'll start with our visit to Yaya's house a few weeks ago. Our little man loved crawling around, exploring, playing with the oinking pig flashlight, and of course, visiting with his great-grandmother. We enjoyed the trip, too.

We took our first trip to the beach, but that will have to wait because I don't yet have the pictures on this computer...

Ah the Fourth of July. We have a tradition in my family to spend the morning and early afternoon at Winter Park's 4th celebration. It's the same every year: free hot dogs and watermelon, kids' games and crafts, clogging (and they always try to make every song patriotic when we all know they just clog to the same songs they always do), good patriotic music, and the "scary guy." More about him later.

So this year was Iain's first time partaking in the bounty of Winter Park, and I have to say, he loved it. Especially the music. Here he is listening and dancing along:
The Nelsons were there too, so that was fun (especially watching them do the twist!) and Iain liked playing with "cousins." Here he is with Micah:
With his other great-grandmother Nan (who enjoyed the music as much as Iain did!):

And some random ones of our American boy (gotta love a boy in overalls!):

Note: the one with the lemonade can shows how Iain thinks sodas should be drunk: by licking the condensation off the bottom. We haven't told him that there are tastier, though less healthy, things inside the can.
Second Note: the one with a certain Aunt Haylee is in response to that late-night email she sent me, requesting a blog done in her honour.

Now, the Scary Guy. This is the guy we love to hate. DJ PJ or something like that. He is there every year, and he does the same thing every year: he lip-synchs to 50's music while standing in an old car. He wears wigs when he sings the girls' parts, and uses puppets frequently. His "minions" are two late-teen-age girls who wear very un-50's-like attire (poodle skirts, yes, but tube tops?) who dance half-heartedly at the foot of the car. He does some kid-friendly songs, inviting the kids up to the front of the stage to do the hokey-pokey or play with bubbles and hula hoops, and he also does the classics: Wooly Bully, Chantilly Lace, etc. We really are entertained by him, and like to mock him mercilessly. :) Kelsey really likes him, though.

And now for a special treat, I'm going to attempt to upload the video clip I took on my camera of Iain dancing to the music. Hope it works!!

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And finally, some random photos: Iain snoozing, my boy on a swing at the park, an adorable one of Iain clapping happily with Grammy and Papa on a recent visit, and my two boys playing the drums (they both love it!),


Mrs said...

The video worked! How adorable!

We are always out of town or state during the 4th, but if we're ever here, we'll have to come looking for that!

(I can't believe how big Micah is. I had him in Cubbies one year.)

Hope your energy continues to increase so you can enjoy your little man even more!

Haylee said...

Yay! Cute pics. My hair looks red in that picture.... it is kinda strange. He is a crazy cute kid. :)

annie said...

wow that man really is scary. but i have to give him credit for actually doing it. i wouldn't, i don't think. guess it takes a certain personality. :)

those are some seriously cute pictures. i especially like the soda can and drum ones!

Shannon said...

I applaud you Allie...keeping up with the blog on top of it all. Bravo! =) See you on Monday!

Anonymous said...

Just to set the record straight, I do NOT like the Scary Guy. He is in a category with pirates, finals at UNF & falling from high buildings.... all things which give me nightmares.

On another note, Iain sure is cute. Looking forward to spending more time with him soon.