Saturday, August 30, 2008

Happy ....105th?

I think it's a little bit ridiculous to celebrate the 105th of something. The 100th, of course, is a big deal. It even has it's own word - centennial. But 105? Sorry, it just doesn't bring that same pitter-patter to my heart.

Our little town has been around for a very long time. Longer than our state, actually. In fact, the Christian school here has been around longer than the town. That's something to be proud of, I guess. It makes me think, though, of some anciano waving his cane and wheezing out, "I'm still here!"

In any case, we participated in the town's 105th Celebration like the good little citizens we are. Well, the kids and I did. Art put up drywall. On the ceiling. By himself. Have I mentioned that he's stubborn?

Mim and Zaya had a great time on the inflatables, and I helped my friend sell jewelry. (She makes it all herself, and it's lovely stuff, if anyone's interested.) We even did a little face painting. I drew the line at the pinatas, though, because I'm just a boring mom that way.

Yes, my son has a tractor on his face. This is western Oklahoma after all. It was also exceptionally humid today, so I'm amazed this stayed on his little cheek at all. It helped that we did the inflatables first. The picture below is Zaya telling me, "But Mommy, I'm not hot!" (I told him, "Tough. Mommy is. We're moving on.")

We followed all of this excitement up with a trip to Grandma Lilibeth's house. My children are now in the bathtub, because they smell like puppies. (Not because of Grandma's house, you understand, just because of the day in general.)


aftergrace said...

Your town just sounds like the place to be! It looks like a great day was had by everyone.

Tina said...

You are such good, community minded folks. I just couldn't bring myself to care. I get enough social interaction (I prefer to call it schmoozing) at work. I'm not really looking for any additional stimulation during my free time.

My cousin's wife tells her kids that they smell like "sunshine" when they've been outside. She says it sounds nicer than telling them they smell like wet dogs :)

Qtpies7 said...

Yep, 105 is a weird celebration. But still, any excuse for jumpy things and face painting is always good, lol.

Rosie : ) said...

So very cute! :)