Monday, May 26, 2008

Happy Birthday/Memorial Day

We had a cookout at the lake today. My sister Marlette's birthday is today and we were celebrating Logan's birthday(my sister Dejah's son). The first picture is my daughter going into the water AFTER a snake had been spotted. I saw it with my own eyes. The nasty viper slithered in the water next to the rock I was standing on. As everyone knows, I am not one to panic. What should you do when you see a poisonous water mocassin slithering around in the water? Did I mention it was right next to where I was standing? You must remain calm. DO NOT panic. Remember that the snake is more scared of you, than you are of it. Stand very still and then SCREAM like a girl. Just stand there and scream and do nothing. If you are lucky, as I was, your eight year old nephew will bash it in the head with his fishing pole. (Thank God for eight year old nephews I might add.)

This is Alicia's son eating the water melon.

This is Marlette with Logan.

This is my brother Warren's daughter, Breigha.

This is Marlette with Dejah's baby Taylor. I have dubbed him "Piglet".



Alicia with her baby.

This is my mom with Piglet.

This is Nicholas Dejah's oldest son.

Logan again


Dejah and Piglet.

Me looking very adorable in Marlette's hat. Which fell into the lake. She was not a happy camper.


The Mom said...

Looks like a beautiful day! I would have screamed too!

Happy Birthday to your sister!

HW said...

Sounds like you handled the snake exactly as you should have...
I spent the day lying around with a migraine; but my sweet husband grilled steaks he had bought at the organic farm - and he even cooked potatoes and corn on the cob. And cleaned up.
You have a beautiful family.

Karen Deborah said...

awhh nothing like a picnic with cute chubby babies. I would have just had a heart attack and died if I saw a water moccasin near my kids, or me. They give me the terrors I saw Lonesome Dove. Those are aggressive snakes.

Susiewearsthepants said...

They are agressive. I was surprised that this snake seemed not to be afraid of so many people around.

Godless Sunday said...

We just saw a rattler today. YIKES. Snakes (ew). And an aggressive one to boot.
But your photos are precious.

Swistle said...

All those kids are so cute, but the baby eating the watermelon is TOO cute.

Anonymous said...

Love the pics sis! Tell Marlette I said happy b-day!


Anonymous said...

Oh, and you are looking very adorable in that hat!