I had tried a photobucket album here, but couldn't get it to work, so I had to load pix one by one.
Gary on the trampoline with Spencer, Cipriano & Sorscha. Dan, sporting his new hair color. I colored it for him the day before -- from the bleached stripes on brown to a licorice black. It takes some getting used to!
Late in the day, Chris set up Scotty's steam engine. Here's Scotty trying to light a match using the grindstone run by his steam engine.
The best thing about having a tribal gathering on a holiday is the abundance of Daddys. Pablo, Chris and & Gary were right there in the engine action.
Eliza and Pablo playing with toy animals.
Spencer, Andy & Dan watching a neighboring fireworks display from the back wall.
Dan, Eliza & Scotty enjoying the s'mores mini-pizzas Sorscha found for the party.
Scotty with sprinklers. We all brought some smaller backyard fireworks, and also watched some fireworks -- two city displays and some big works (not really city-legal, but might pretty) being fired off by neighbors out on the mesa.
Andy & Sorscha enjoying lunch on the trampoline.
Eliza used the fishtank an a brush to decorate the flagstone with paintings. Here she's putting the finishing touches on a car.
.... and on an elephant!
Jenny & Eliza
Gary & Dave spent some time fiddling with our computer -- which we brought over for Dave's help with loading World of Warcraft. We're still trying to find the drive space for WOW, but in the meantime our computer runs much faster after Dave's help.
We had a really wonderful day -- lots of conversation, happy kids running around, great weather, fireworks, and great time spent with friends. Everyone brought something for the grill, giving us more food than we could eat -- at the end of the night I discovered the corn on the cob I'd brought at Jenny's suggestion. I'd completely forgotten to throw it on the grill --sorry Jen! It's been delicious over the past few days!
Thanks, Crystal & Dave & Sorscha, for hosting us all!