Memorial Day Q

The memorial day Q used to be all about the friends, food and drinks. It is still is, it is just that now it has the addition of a few attention grabbing kids and ends a bit earlier in the evening. It is good to see people and I know that it is because I have two small kids, but I never feel as though I finish (or sometimes even start) a conversation anymore at parties. Fortunately, the kids themselves provide lots of good entertainment.

I always want to spend more time taking pics at these gatherings, but it just doesn’t seem to happen. here are some quick shots from today.

I totally missed getting the shots of Eric chasing Ben and Raya around the yard with a pair of grill tongs.
here is a quieter moment. Eric reading Ben, Frog and Toad.
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Ben and Raya playing – I wish I could remember some of the adorable and baffling things they say to one another. They really are getting even more fun to watch
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I don’t remember the beginning of this conversation …
Dug to Ben: Are you going to work for the CIA?
Ben to Dug: Are you the big one with a beard?

Maybe you had to be there, but I did manage to grab my camera and get a few blurry shots of the teary-eye laughter that lasted long past when Ben even realized that he was responsible for all of the laughing

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We tried to keep Ben busy by asking him to use his stopwatch to time how long it would take to run to the back of the yard. He did it a few times and then he turned the tables. Here are a few pictures of Dug and jrh running…this is not a usual sight for a Q.

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and for those of you who come just to see pictures of Nora – here is one. She actually slept for most of the party.

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