Saturday, July 08, 2006

A couple days late and a car short

Earlier this week, we had a beautiful and a stormy 4th of July. It started off hot and sunny, and we decided to escape the heat and show our patriotism by going to see Superman Returns. We both loved it, although we came out to find that another--another!--storm had ripped through the area, snapping off this tree, which nearly hit our little manzanita, which is now our ex-manzanita.

It was a good excuse to take some pictures of each of us, although they're not too good, since we were using my phone. I know, I know. At this point in the pregnancy, we should be carrying the camera everywhere we go, right?

As for the rest of the day, it was our first year in the nation's capital--well, in the suburbs of the nation's capital--for the 4th. Normally, during the dog days of summer, we head up to Mama's Grandma's dairy farm in Vermont, where we were married, to play softball with the cousins at the cookout on the 4th, as well as enjoy some beautiful bike rides through the hills.

Later in the month, we typically head out to see my side of the family, either at home or where we all gather in SoCal. We'll have to wait until next summer to introduce 3B to all the pleasures of both places. Although he enjoys both places, I'm afraid that Barky will have to stay here rather than endure the chaos of a cross-country flight with Mama, me, and 3B. That means that, while we'll be able to introduce 3B to the best donuts in the world, Barky will miss out on licking the sidewalk clean.

We decided not to suffer the madding crowd on and around the Mall, but we were able to see the tops of those fireworks over the hill that's between us and D.C. The tops of them looked impressive. We also heard them and some firecrackers from the street, which caused one of us to tremble, pant, and lift a front paw. Not everyone's favorite holiday, even if two of us thought it was a lucky day, since our car was saved being crushed. . .for a couple of days, anyway.

And thanks again to everyone for their kind words after Mama's crash. She and 3B continue to do well, as do the rest of us; we're all touched by your thoughtful messages.


  1. Mama looks fabulous. That belly is lowdown and ready to go!

  2. What does the inside of a movie theater look like these days? See the movies now... while you can...

  3. Anonymous11:50 AM

    When we went to see The DaVinci Code there was a HUGELY pregnant woman and her husband sitting a few rows in front of us. It was obvious they were having a last hurrah as she looked like she couold go at any minute. It was hard for me to watch the movie as I was convinced her water would break and I'd have to help with the delivery, thus saving the day and having the baby named after me.

    So be prepared when you go to the movies. I'm just sayin'.

  4. Hello, Papa! Am new here, sent over from Liberal Banana's site. Glad to hear Mama is doing well, and I was really impressed to hear (read?) that you guys drive him around next to the carseat. Wow, that's some forethought!

    Hope all is well, and best wishes for a smooth L&D!

  5. Ah, she's gorgeous! Totally cliched to say, but - she glows. Almost - almost - makes me miss pregnancy.