Saturday, August 2, 2008

My Indian Outlaws...

Michael actually had the weekend off last week, which a weekend off in the middle of the summer in his line of work is almost unheard of... but seeing as how WE HAVE NO WATER IN OUR FRIGGIN' LAKE AND GAS IS $4.00 A FRIGGIN' GALLON SO NOBODY CAN FRIGGIN' AFFORD TO BOAT ANYWAY... (whew!!) he managed to swing it.

We wanted to do something different, so we decided to go to Cherokee for the day. Not to mention that there just happens to be one of our favorite BBQ restaurants on the way and we were totally craving it.

The trip was tons of fun! Here are a few pictures from our day...

We started out at all the little shops in town. We let the kids pick themselves out a souvenir. This was Wyatt's first choice but he ended up settling for a toy police car and a cowboy gun and holster. He was satisfied, but thought we were total cheapskates.

This souvenir was a big negatory on Wyatt's end... or should I say "yippie-ki-yo-NO-WAY!!!"
Here they are with Chief Mega-Rip-Off. This dude actually charged 'per camera click', so needless to say I took what I could get with ONE shot. Good way to make a buck (or five...) I guess. Allie is modeling her new headdress and princess necklace while Wyatt watches to make sure the Indian doesn't try anything traumatic... like trying to hold him! (yeah... that was a TOTAL no-go!)
Since it was hot as crap, we decided to take the kids to the river to run around for awhile. This was the hit of the day! They played in the river and had a blast throwing rocks and wading in the water.

If you have seen a picture of Al or read this blog lately... you had to know this pose was coming. I guess it's her signature pose.

Here Wyatt offers step-by-step instructions on the art of rock throwing.
1. Select a rock.
2. Here's and example...
3. Throw the rock.
(repeat as many times as desired)

One last one of Big Al. That's my girl!
Hope y'all have a great weekend! Oh, and Katie... if you are out there in blogger-land... I TOTALLY miss your blog!!! What's a sista' gotta do to get an invite?!? (and getting a sausage of my own is outta' the question!)


Chris said...

Great pics! Wyatt is cracking me up with that Indian. LOL! I hear you about Katie...I emailed her too and no response...NO LOVE, I tell ya, NO LOVE!

Glad you all had fun!

Caron said...

Hmmm...I just hope she's o.k. and nothing is wrong.

Angela said...

I love this post. I also love what you wrote with all the funny. Allies pose is so funny. Where did she learn that.
I also wandered if I had been banished from Cuppa Joe. I knew I had been busy for a few weeks but do not hate me! :)

Melanie said...

I'm in the same boat with you guys as far as Katie goes. Not invited either.

Anyway, it looks like you guys had a great time in Cherokee. The pics are great! We let Morgan play in the creek at the pumpkin farm last year too and she loved it also. Morgan does the same goofy poses all the time!

I would love for you to take Morgan's pics Caron. I love your work. I will have to save my money up. Maybe Fall pics???

Andrea said...

So glad you got a nice little summer weekend getaway with your family!

Lauren said...

Great can tell they get a lot of practice at the posing for the camera ;) Yeah, I get it a lot that Avery looks just like me, I'll take it as a compliment :) My mom says she even has my little personality from that age. You made me want to visit Arcado after you said that. I'm sad we're getting so old!

Tara said...

Those pics are great. Each and every one.... as for the blog updates, there's a little widget out there if you look around blogger. I can look for it later if you don't find it. The only thing, after that, is you have to reset your bookmarks, but super easy.

Anonymous said...

i am back my dear caron!! :)

love all of your pics!