Tuesday, July 5, 2005

OOMPA LOOMPA FLU, and the 4th of July

With the morning sun came another case of the Oompa Loompa Flu.  My mom calls it 'bachi'.  It means to jinx yourself.  If you fake illness, you will become ill.  One of the Oompa Loompas discovered the truth in that.  The symptoms he reported in order to get ginger ale when the others were sick last week had him flushed and miserable all day yesterday.  No games, no playing, no nothing... but this time he didn't mind.  He was too miserable to care.

We celebrated the 4th of July by doing laundry and dishes.  When the sun set I loaded up the truck with the 6 well children and we drove out to a spot where I knew the view of the fireworks from Pikes Peak would be spectacular.  There was even a great parking spot waiting for us and I backed the pickup in so the kids would have an unobstructed view of the peak.  We were there with about 30 other families, watching the aerial displays from the surrounding area while waiting with anticipation for the show when it dawned on me.  We were too early.

6 months too early to be exact!  Pikes Peak does their fireworks display on New Years Eve, not the 4th of July!  I sat there for a moment wondering how to break the news to the kids when my youngest neice announced in her loudest voice (which is VERY loud) that she had to go potty!  At that very moment there was not a sound any where, not even from the fireworks.  And then... everyone in the parking lot started laughing.  We did a quick vote and decided to just go on back home and watch the fireworks there in the neighborhood, close to a bathroom.  Dickidoo was able to sit with us as his patient had managed to fall asleep despite all the noise.  All in all it was a nice evening. 

Happy Birthday America!

9 comments:

sdoscher458 said...

Well, glad you all had a great fourth...that's funny about Pike's Peak, most places if they do New Years, they normally do the fourth...but glad the little ones were able to see the neighborhood fireworks - kids faces light up with a glow from it all don't they. Hey, hug your kids closer I had some scare this weekend...Sandi http://journals.aol.com/sdoscher458/LifeIsFullOfSurprises

scotthlori said...

THAT is something that would have happend to me!  hehe!  I am hearing a lot of kids are sick right now, seems your's aren't the only ones!

Hope they feel better soon!

Lori
http://journals.aol.com/scotthlori/DiscoveringMe

swmpgrly said...

great pics!

gdireneoe said...

Oh i love Pikes Peak!  And xxoo's for the little patient.  You have given me an idea...maybe I'll do an entry on a potty ha-ha here...     C.
http://journals.aol.com/gdireneoe/thedailies

mumma4evr said...

sorry you have another sickie!
Becky

promiseluv372 said...

Great pics.  Mine didn't turn out.  Is it me or the camera?  I'm starting to wonder.
Luv,
Promise

deshelestraci said...

It sounds like you had a good day.  for an update on how things went at my house see my journal www.journals.aol.com/deshelestraci/mylifeasatransplantedYankee.
Traci

monsheree2277 said...

After reading your journal for months now, It just dawned on me that I don't think I  have ever commented... Sorry....

Those are great pics. We had a pretty good show here in also. There were storms going on all over Kentucky last night. But luckily we didn't have any , and were able to watch some good fireworks. The rain started here as soon as we got home though. It started thundering and lightening. My 5 yr old son said "It looks like God is putting on a fireworks show now." I thought that was cute.

Hope all the kids start to feel well soon....

Keep writing and I will keep reading...
***Monica

purplectigger said...

Only you would go to a fireworks display 6 months early. No wait........ I'd probably be right there with you.
Hope the little one feels better soon.
Hugs, R. C.