Tuesday, June 1, 2010

a young trainee

I hope you had yourself a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

We celebrated with a weekend at the beach. Unfortunately, we were rained in a lot of the time.
But the time that we weren't, we hit up some yard sales--it was Long Beach's annual City Yard Sale. I wish I had some pictures of our finds, but I don't right now, and the best pick is still at the beach. We didn't want to transport it in the rain.

We also engaged in some go-cart races, horseshoes, potato launching, fishing and crabbing without any catches, and quite a bit of teasing. The teasing--it's a McCully thing.
Well, actually all of it.

The make-up of a McCully man consists primarily of two things:

the outdoors and teasing (oh, and camo).

Here is a young trainee:

Asher with Uncle's lab puppies, Phoenix and Busco

This little man couldn't have had himself a better weekend.

New red rain boots, dogs, the outdoors--he was a happy little guy.

Even a little adventurous, too. While I was filling his milk cup, he decided to head for the beach without telling any one of twenty of us. My mother's intuition led me to the trail to the beach where I looked and didn't see anything. I continued to look around the driveway and the neighbor's while the others looked around the house and campers. Sure enough, a couple minutes later, in the distance, I saw him bobbing down the trail, heading home, crying, in his bright red boots.

I think it dawned on him that he should stick with mama.

However, I believe this is just the beginning.

He's started thinking he's a smidge invincible, and I have the feeling that he's not going to let up for another fifteen or sixteen years--if I am lucky? This might have something to do with the fact that his uncle has encouraged him to jump to him from every high point on the property i.e. the top of his car, shelves, from the top of the smoker. And the boy does so happily. I am not sure he has any fear? And his uncle--we're already planning all the things we will do with his child that is currently forming in the womb. We're going to do like he's done and bring his wee one coke and candy every time we visit.

Signing off-



Shannon of ** Happiness Is...** June 1, 2010 at 9:24 AM  

Such a cutie little man. Those red boots!! Sounds like you did well this weekend despite the rain. At least the sun came out for the last half of yesterday :) xo

b davis June 1, 2010 at 12:19 PM  

Oh what a fright he gave you. He is so cute in those boots and camo.

I can't wait to see the treasures you found at the yard sales. I love LOVE yard sales.

Princess and the Pea June 1, 2010 at 1:45 PM  

Cuteness! I used to love my red wellies when I was little, I wore them the whole year, even in my swimming costume when I was playing in the paddling pool!

a little bit biased June 1, 2010 at 4:15 PM  

Oh that is too funny about getting back at him as Aunt and Uncle. That is so scary about Asher though. I'm so glad he didn't decide to go for a swim. Aghhh! Glad you found him and those little red boots. What a doll. Can't wait to see your yard sale finds.

Connie June 1, 2010 at 5:04 PM  

Sounds like you guys had a great time--Asher certainly looks like he did! Every moment! Yes, you'll have to show us your finds/treasures you accumulated. Love to all!

Libbie June 1, 2010 at 7:53 PM  

What more does a boy need!? SO Cute! Yeah they do think they are invinceable don't they....paybacks to Uncle...make 'em good :)

I Love Pretty Little Things June 1, 2010 at 8:53 PM  

The Young Trainee is Soooooo Cute!
I have three boys, well, man-like boys and they loved to jump and roll and explore when they were little young trainees. Now they like to drive fast, ski fast, four-wheel, and in general do crazy big-boy things..
Enjoy jumping for now...:)

With my new fabric I am planning on making aprons and bags, but you never know...

Are you planning on being a part of Friday Pretties?
Enjoy Your Sweet Boy!

McCully June 3, 2010 at 12:41 PM  

haha paybacks huh!? Oh I am sure you and Nathan will do the same things! haha I am sorta prepared for it!

Katharine June 3, 2010 at 12:49 PM  

What a great post! Just stopping by to say ~beautiful~ your writing and your bookmarks! Blessings on your day~

Keri June 5, 2010 at 1:39 PM  

Oh my gosh...that seriously sounds like the best weekend ever. That is my kids' idea of heaven - the outdoors! I can't believe you lost Asher. What a little stinker! I would have been freaking out! He is seriously so cute.

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