Saturday, August 09, 2008

Welcome, Grandma and Grandpa

Don't even get me started on the stupid "go the hell away" look on Becky's face in these photos. Kathleen started up with some talk today about "Oh, that Adolfo, he takes the best photos of..."

I just barked at her, "Oh, Adolfo! Adolfo! What WONDERFUL photos ADOLFO takes. He's PERFECT."

Sheesh! I've had it.

I mean, how can I be expected to work with this stuff? I take a million photos, and all I get are these crappy less-than-tolerant grimaces and Sean Penn stiff arms. AARGGHH!

Becky remarked that it was because she only sees Adolfo four times a year. Well, that can CERTAINLY be arranged on my behalf!

Anyhow, rant over...

This weekend, we said hello to Grandma and Grandpa, who have come to visit us from the great up-north. Apparently, they've brought their cool Canadian breezes with them, because we've had an absolutely spectacular day of sunny-yet-cool summertime weather.

We decided to head over to Great Falls National Park for the afternoon. It's funny, but in the eleven or so years that we've lived here, we've never been to see this very popular local park. I was impressed with the rapids, and even more impressed with the kayakers who braved the jagged rocks.

The day was so nice, we ate dinner on the deck: burgers, ears of fresh sweet corn, and a salad.

Ahhh, summer!


Chuck said...

Well, Becky does look a bit like she might have just bit into a green persimmon. But it's probably genetic: Adolfo has to put up with my eye-rolling scowl in his photographs all of the time. The transformation apparently occurs as soon as the ring goes on the finger. Perhaps if you both photograph both of us at the same time we'll be cured.

Cured, like the ham that is my father: I like that picture with the high-water marks. Speaking of which, I've determined that my pants have lately migrated up to the top of my ankle – another sign of middle age.

Finally, I'm jealous of the burgers-and-sweet corn dinner. We went blackberry picking today and we have about six kilos of them. They're delicious and I'm sick of them.

Adolfo said...

LOL!- Scott, I think you are one of the finest photographer I've known. I am not any better than u.-The compliments are much appreciate it though :)
I am glad to see the boys get frequent visits from all of their grandparents- both sides. You all are great hosts. We wished we were there.
Those hamburgers look sooooo good!
Hugs to all!

mdautrich said...

All kinds of grandparent visits for your kiddos these days! I'm so jealous of all the fun things you all have to do that are so close - we have NASA & the muddy waters & dirty beaches of Galveston Bay. How can you compete??

Mom said...

I know the kids are thrilled to see Grandpa & Grandma. That canyon & those rapids are incredible. I can see why the kayakers are drawn to them.

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