Saturday, October 18, 2008

Torture Time

Warning! Lots o'photos!

What an incredibly beautiful day! Tick check! We're home from the river, but I itch all over and feel like things are crawling all over me. Maybe it was the bug I felt crawling under my ponytail before flinging it to the rocks. Or maybe lying on the beach to get better shots, only to find, on standing, a giant spider crawling away from me. Whatever it is, I'm all creeped out now. Ew.

Mr. Rebel made the trip today, as did Grandma. And the Babies. All of them ha
d a great time. Mr. Rebel maybe the best time of all, after he reminded me that there was a zoom lens in his case. Woohoo! Before the zoom lens:

After the zoom lens:

Isn't my Patches a pretty baby? I have more dog pictures. Many more. I'll only torture y'all with a few. Heh.

Flash is my water baby, as is Little Guy. Little Guy rolls up his pants and goes straight in, looking for fish to catch with his bare hands. He spends the entire time we were there in the water. Well, almost the entire time. We knew it was time to go home when we found him like this:

Yeah. He's our sensor. Pretty cool, huh?

Oh! More dog pictures! Sorry - I almost forgot. Easily distracted.

Flash and the Hunny. Always makes me smile to see my guy and the dogs.

Maybelline and Patches. Aren't they my pretty girls? But Patches is as easily distracted as I am.

Oatmeal Head and Flash. Did I mention that Flash spends the entire time in the water? He's insane that way. And he loves to fetch. OH loves to throw for him, but gets tired of tossing sticks and never seeing them again, as Flash only gets halfway back before dropping them. Now Oatmeal Head throws rocks. And Flash dutifully swims out to retrieve them. But wait! I have to show you other shots in the sequence:

Yeah, he's wet. OH knows what's coming. Kinda like Maybelline and the squirrel (wait - I haven't told y'all that story yet), but not. Watch.

You knew it was coming, didn't you?

One more:

Isn't that the cutest thing ever? As long as we're laughing at poor Oatmeal Head, let's coo, too. I'll show you one of my favorite t-shirts, one I found at a thrift store in Florida:

I used to embarrass him by saying, "Awww!" every time he'd wear it. I stopped.

Now Maybelline - so many great ways to embarrass her. But since she's still under the weather, I won't. Instead, here's a cute photo of her and Grandma:

Now here's a cute photo of a moth!

Yes, I'm easily distracted. And I should probably stop now. And go to bed. Or give Maybelline some more Epsom salt and water.

Until I write again ...



Anonymous said...

What a wonderful day! Great pics too Flea.

It was too cold here to think about going near the water.

Anonymous said...

Wow. Now I wish I had moved to Tulsa. Beautiful family, beautiful pics, beautiful babies, and an awesome way to spend a Saturday!

Lori said...

Wish I could have been there to roll up my jeans and stick my toes in the cool water!
PS, you look so much like your mom!

Anonymous said...

Hey flea!
So nice to meet you. Thanks for visiting my blog, and please feel free to come back anytime.
Looks like y'all had a great time together, I loved the series of shots of the doggie shaking the water off. Mmm, mmmm smelly! ;-)

Jan Parrish said...

Looks like a fab time. I think we'll do something like that tomorrow. Great Flutterby photo. Where is the one of you?

abb said...

What a gorgeous clear stream! And that moth is a butterfly, isn't it???

Sounds like a great time.

Karen Deborah said...

pretty dog! looks a lot like Axel, is he an English shepherd or border collie mix? [retty cute shake shots. Maybelline will kill you for postin her bent over from the behind!
I wanta go to the creek too.

Marguerite said...

Fun! Great pic of Mom! :)

Tanya Brown said...

I'm glad you all got out and had a nice day! Boy, your mom sure looks young.

Hope your daughter is feeling better. I'm concerned that she's still under the weather.

Ellyn said...

Looks like a fun day.

Love the last picture of the butterfly.

Karen said...

What a fun day! We seriously need to get some family time logged. Somehow I don't think all of doing our own thing at the corn maze counts for that.

Mental P Mama said...

You look just like your Mom! I hope Maybelline is still on the mend...

Karen said...

Beautiful day! Thanks for sharing it with us. Well wishes to Maybelline.
I loved the dog water shower!!!

dlyn said...

Glad you guys got to go after the scare with your daughter - it looks like a gorgeous day and a lot of fun!

imbeingheldhostage said...

That zoom lens takes a great photo! Looks like a fun day. Thanks for updating me here and on email, not feeling quite so lost.
Hope M is feeling herself again soon!

CanadianMama said...

Looks like a great time, love the pics!!