Saturday, July 24, 2010

With the Relatives

What do you think of the punch? Too sweet, too sour, or just a little too pink?

Candace takes a sip and imagines that it's a calm day in Austria.

Though it isn't a calm day really. (Conrad makes a valiant dive for the soon-to-be-airborne tablecloth.)

And we're at Akron park with the relatives, not Austria with the Von Trapps.

"An ounce of blood is worth more than a pound of friendship." - Spanish Proverb

Cousinship - something that links us though we're miles apart.

Gloria goes through the "Some of this? Some of that?" routine with Jacob.

Help. I'm too full to eat this piece of watermelon.

Conrad considers the risk of germs.

Germs, I defy you!

When everything starts turning blue and your world turns upside down, you have the symptoms of...

...lollipop disease.

The antidote? More lollipops of course.

This is my favorite species. *holds it up for all to see*

Mmm... Order Lepidoptera, Genus Gummi - my favorite.

You think photography might be a genetic thing?

Playground evacuation.

Keon Frey climbed the maple tree...

...for he wanted the geese to see.

Playing Follow-the-Leader, with ducks as leaders.

Aunt Gloria herds the cousins toward...

...the water fountain?? :-)

Four-year-olds only allowed on this picture.

Mervin asserts the rights of two-year-olds.

The difference between two-year-olds and four-year-olds externalized.

Mervin adjourns to a park bench to ponder the sizable advantages of maturity.

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God Bless.



Gloria Martin said...

Loved it!! Great post, carmen. :) Its always fun to have been a part of the featured events....

Dad said...

Looks like maple leaves to me. Also, how did you mistake geese for ducks. Maybe there is a joke here that I am missing.

Carmen M. said...

If there's a joke, Dad, it's on me. It's good I have you to watch out for me. I'll fix those errors immediately.

Gloria, Canada is coming up, another featured event I'm sure. :-)

Sylvia said...

Enjoyed the whole post thoroughly but I had to laugh out loud at the ones of Faith and Charity handing child after child over the fence.