Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Independence Day

We had a wonderful day spent with Larry's family. First, we headed to his cousin Art's house in Mission Viejo to have some WONDERFUL BBQ Mexican hotdogs. Really, no one makes them like Art. He has a gift for Mexican food, especially bbq.

Then we along with Art and his wife Laura, headed to Laguna Niguel to swim with more of Larry's cousins, their spouses and children. When we got there, the view was incredible. At the edge of the parking lot, you can look down into the valley and see the ocean all misty. It looks like a giant bowl and you can see a silver of coast around the edge. Just breath taking.

Jonathan loved being in his little floaty around all his boy cousins. There's four rambuncious boys and one crazy little girl. I have a feeling he'll be getting in a lot of mischief with so many older boy cousins. We ate BBQ'd lobster, hung out around a couple hot tubs and splashed around in the big pool.

An hour before sunset, we got out and decided to drive the two hours back home since Jonathan fell asleep almost the moment we turned the car on and strapped him into his seat. I didn't want to drive a half hour back to Mission Viejo to watch fireworks when he was finally going to take a good nap. Even after we got home, he nursed and went right back to sleep. He woke up just in time to see the fireworks over by Warren High. Sitting on Larry's shoulders bouncing up and down giggling with delight, he loved it.

Soooo to make a long story short, we thought we'd charged our camcorder and had all the parts for our camera. It turned out that we'd left our memory card to the camera in the computer after dumping it the night before and something didn't work right because the red light on the camcorder never turned green after a full charge.

We did end up borrowing a relative's camera and took a few shots at the pool, but are still waiting for them to be emailed, so we'll see if I'm not too lazy to post them. =P


Chiemi said...

Sounds like lot's of fun!

Andrew and Lauren said...

Oh I hope that you at least upload the pictures on facebook because I'd love to see them! And thanks for posting about your 4th, I was very curious how yours was :)