Monday, September 5, 2011

Labor Day with Family

The Labor Day Parade 
is a tradition in my family.
My sister, Linda lives in the town 
where a big parade takes place.
We all do the parade and 
then we do lunch at her digs.
 Our guys were working on 
Maggie and Kylie's basement 
so it was just me, Annie, Maggie 
and their kiddos.
Abbie opted out.
I told the girls if they would do the cooking,
I would keep the bigs overnight
then take them to the parade.
They could bring the babies and food later.
A deal was made.

We met up with Aunt Jackie,
I needed a helper.

We got a prime spot right on the curb.
Lots of firemen came from all over
 to march in the parade.

There was a fly-over but I missed the photo op. 
There was a piece from the Twin Towers on a float 
but I didn't get a picture.
I was on a picture taking roll, huh?
We stood for every flag
and taught the kids
to put our hands over our hearts.
I got faklempt.
Aubrie was uber excited to see
a dog in a stroller.

They were armed with candy bags.

They got way more than they needed.
 Mom and Dad were in the shade and Dad was chilly.

My niece and her little candy eaters 
were in attendance.
Jack started out incognito.
I think he heard there was a blog paparazzo
but then he realized she was a slacker.

One of my most committed blog readers/ friend
came over to say hi.
I reciprocated by grabbing her boob.
I told her I knew 
Oct. was breast cancer awareness month 
and I was just helping her out
with a quickie exam. 
She said thanks, but she was good.

She's the cutie in the black behind the pink jacket,
behind the belly dancer.
She opted to sit across the street from me. 
Our family had lunch and a nice visit.
Lots of baby cuddling.

And lots of catching up.

My sister Judy, my brother John and his family.
His kids were typical teens!
It was a great day.
I hope you had a good holiday weekend too.
God bless America.
20. bloggy friendships
59. my couch
110. my bible study group 
182. crisp cucumbers 


  1. Seriously, Janie, you have such a sweet, "all american" family - it's beautiful! My hubby and boys worked today - no holidays in a bread bakery : / 24/7/365 a year. I should play those numbers in the lottery !!!!!

    Looks like you had a wonderful day - God Bless America, indeed !


  2. You have the bestest family. And, you are super-grandma, but you already knew that. Sheesh.

    Hugs of all kinds. :)

  3. Wow! Awesome photos Janie! And the impromptu breast exam made me giggle.

  4. All American fun! We had a quiet Labor Day, went to a movie...

  5. grabbed her boob?! that is too funny. love simple midwest fun. doesn't get much better than a labor day parade.

  6. laughing about the boob grabbing! You're such a reading about your adventures!

  7. Looks like so much fun - I've never been to a labor day parade!

  8. What fun Janie! I will remember to keep my chest covered if I happen to ever meet you! I love the picture of the teenage kids on their techno-do-hickies! They do that up until their 50s in my house! What a lovely day. Ann

  9. The belly dancer grabbed my attention! THAT'S what our local Harlan Day Parade was lacking. I KNEW there was something missing.

  10. What a beautiful way to celebrate ... and by the way I love my couch too.

    Delighted to meet you today. I hope you don't mind if I splash around a bit to get to know you. This looks like a refreshing place to dip into some serious goodness.



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