Sunday, July 24, 2011

Feeling shady

There were many places I may have preferred to spend this past
unbearably hot 
weekend.

Like in the French Riviera at Cannes.  


Or maybe in Monterosso in Cinque Terre sipping wine.


Even in Key West where they worship the sun ... when it goes down!


But actually, 
as beautiful as all those places are,
they don't compare to 
spending time with family.

Even in the heat.

Daughter Ryan and grandboys Nicholas, Alex and Tyler.
3 days
of
~Liberty Bell~Philly City Tour~Ice Cream~Jersey Shore~Ice Cream~
~2 Movies~Candy~Popcorn~Uno~Estate Sales~Pizza~Legos~Old Maid~Ice Cream~
Sponge Bob~Chinese~Bingo~Prizes~Ice Cream~
~More Legos~
and
~the incredible talented Alex with his leg and arm farts~



Tired yet?




Well, Rocky Squirrel's girlfriend and I are!

And if you didn't notice, she's knocked up.

I guess Rocky has other pasttimes besides trying to
outfox me and my feeders!

Hope your week gets off to a great start!

~ sharing with ~
Creative Exchange
Mosaic Monday 

59 comments:

Barbara Shallue said...

Whew! Sounds like a very tiring but very FUN weekend! And congratulations to the Squirrels!!

Louise said...

Sounds like you had THE BEST TIME EVAH!!! And, heat or no heat, that's what counts.

Country Girl said...

Oh. My. God.

Cracking up at the squirrel at the end.

TexWisGirl said...

LOL!

love the family montage too... :)

Jillsy Girl said...

I got tired just reading about it! (Due to the heat, that is! Totally unbearable this weekend!)

Umbrellas and shade hardly made a difference!

Debbie said...

you survived....good for you!!! i hope you didn't have too much fun.....they'll want to come back ;)

Michaele said...

Why is it so hot everywhere!? Sounds like a super fun time with family. What good ideas and activities. What is it with boys and body noises anyway?

Roan said...

That squirrel shot caught me off guard. Too funny! Looks like the best way to spend a weekend to me!

Jazzi said...

Oh my!! Well....I must day that you have had one busy weekend but I also know that you wouldnt trade it fur a million dollars huh??

wags
Jazzi

christinemyoung said...

such a silly splayed out squirrel i laughed out loud! & I love the umbrella shots ~ glad you had fun with the family :))

Jill said...

Love the family montage. That squirrel is a riot!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, what a fun way to wind down my day, Reena! I love it! It does look as though you had a really, really busy, but fun weekend! And the squirrel is priceless, along with what you wrote! Delightful post and photos! Thanks for a great end to the weekend!

Sylvia

Dimple said...

And a good time was had by all! Wonderful upbeat post!

Geri Centonze said...

That squirrel is hilarious! Love the shot!

Tricia ♥Charming Barn Hunter♥ said...

Awww There's gonna be LiL Rockettes! LoL! =)

Shirley @ The Gardening Life said...

What a cute little squirrel!

lisleman said...

arm farts - such talent - they work better in high humidity.

Elizabeth Grimes said...

I'm dying for some shade! That squirrel is HILARIOUS! :)

Dianne said...

Hi Reena- On the beach at Cannes looks and sounds delightful! but I know what you mean - a day out with family is happiness indeed!

Hilary said...

Oh my.. that squirrel is just adorable. She got bullwinkled by Rocky!

Cedar said...

Love those first two shots! Such fun and bright umbrellas! Ummm, baby squirrels...what will you do?

julochka said...

what a gloriously sunshiny post! I'd love to see some sun around here. that squirrel is so cute. it must be how they keep cool. :-)

eileeninmd said...

Reena, wonderful mosaic of your family fun photos at the beach. It does look cooler. Your squirrel shot is just adorable. Have a great weekend.

OceanoAzul.Sonhos said...

Reena, beautiful family:)

The squirrel is so cute

Have a nice day!!
oa.s

Veronica said...

love that little squirrel!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What a fun time. Seeing all those shots makes me want to take a vacation!

Anna said...

Fun in the sun ... and heat - looks like you have had a bunch! A wonderful collection of images! Your squirrel makes me smile and lucky you, with more to come :)

urban muser said...

looks like you had fun, even in all this heat!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Sometimes just ignoring the forecast and getting out there with family and/or friends is so much fun.

Rocky's "wife" looks a bit uncomfortable. I remember what it was like to be 9 mos. pregnant in July. :)

Brian said...

Looks like a great time all around! I'm still giggling at Hillary's comment!

Jane said...

Oh the things that go on in your backyard - frolicking and all sorts :-) Glad to hear you had such a lovely time with your family.

holdingmoments said...

Great post lol
And that last shot is a gem!

ladyfi said...

That squirrel looks exhausted! So funny.

Sounds like a hot, sweaty and fun weekend!

Daryl said...

Racquel and Rocky having babies .. all the more fun .. baby squirrels are cute .. but not as cute as Alex and his farts!

Madi and Mom said...

What a beautiful collage of your most enjoyable FAMILY time.
We stayed inside most of the weekend.
Happy Monday,
Madi and Mom

Marla said...

I love spending time with family. Priceless moments.

That last shot is too funny. Love it. :)

Marla @ www.blueskiesphotoblog.com

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Oh, my, that last photo made me lol! Sounds like a great time with family. Trying to stay cool in this horrendous heat, remembering just a few months prior we were iced in!

lisa said...

You are too funny Reena!!
What a beautiful family you have, and I agree that no matter where you might be, the best place to be is with family.

Thank you so much for sharing this today at The Creative Exchange.

Have a wonderful day!

lisa.

Friko said...

spending this much time cooling off can't be bad.

Ms. Becky said...

you crack me up. the color in these photos is delightful.

Pat Tillett said...

If there ever was a blog post with a summer feel to it, it is this one! Great photos also.
Stay cool!

Linda Makiej said...

Really terrific photos here.... :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

When you can combine spending time at the beach WITH your family...that's the ultimate! Great photos! And we have a squirrel that loves to flatten out like that! We call 'her' Flatilda! heehee! ♥

Phil said...

The Riviera shot is superb - great thinking to get that, all those blues and whites are spot on.

Ingmarie We said...

Fantastic and great photos! And a lovely mosaic.

Talei said...

Hilarious! What a lovely post. I've love to sit under one of those beach umbrellas with an ice cream right now. ;-)

EG Wow said...

Love these shots of the umbrellas. Rocky's girlfriend looked exhausted!

deb duty said...

Love all the colorful umbrella shots and that squirrel is too funny! You catch them in the funniest poses!

Barb said...

Now how do you catch a squirrel like that! wonderful capture!

Roadside Rustic said...

Lovely post and photos.

Tammy said...

LOL silly squirrel...trying to cool off??

Mama Zen said...

You crack me up!

Fabulous pictures!

Ann said...

Sounds like a perfect kind of weekend to me, especially since it included ice cream several times :)

bekahjane said...

love the squirrel :)

Saun said...

Love all the umbrellas,sounds like you had a great time.Cute squirrel

Lisa RedWillow said...

Beautiful set of photos. and

Im just laughing.
that squirrel is just adorable beyond words. Wonderful capture.

Hope said...

you have such a wonderful family..looks like you all had a nice time in the heat.. and that squirrel.. well.. what can one say..they do what they do.. but they are cute.. lovely captures.. of a very lovely day.. nice meeting you..

CherryPie said...

I just love that squirrel picture :-)

Butterbean Row said...

Hi Reena,

Those umbrella shots actually make me feel cooler in this hot summer we are having. Love the shots of them and your family. Especially love the squirrel...too funny.