i love july

EDIT: Ladies, ladies, we’ve discussed this before. A GATOR is a green John Deere vehicle with 2 padded yellow seats (sometimes 4) and a small bed in the back for hauling wood/rocks/farm stuff/six children and one adult. Bigger than a four-wheeler, smaller than a car. Much like a golf cart. A trip to Grandma and Papaw Taviano’s house ALWAYS includes several gator rides. All grandparents should have fun things to ride, eh? (Papaw Yoder has a riding lawnmower and a CRV. My grandpa was a dairy farmer and had slews of tractors.)

Third day of July. Third day of gorgeous, warm, not humid, sunny, fabulous weather. Wow–thanks, God!

We had a great time yesterday with Gabe’s family. Cook-out, gator rides, bikes and toys, eight little ones six and under. It was a great time of laughing and playing and catching up on each other’s lives.

Today is our big food prep day. The girls are bugging me to get started, and I’m procrastinating.

Yesterday, Gabe came home for lunch, and he and the girls had an interesting conversation. They’ve been doing this thing where they “insult” each other back and forth, kind of like the “your mom” jokes (your mama’s so ugly, she…) except Gabe calls them babies and they do it back to him. Livi’s pretty good at it. Ava has a hard time keeping up.

Gabe: You eat baby food.
Livi: You still nurse!
Gabe: When we go to the mall, you ride in a stroller.
Livi: You don’t even know how to roll!
Gabe: Your bed is a crib.
Livi: You need held!
Gabe: When we go out to eat, we don’t have to pay for your food.
Livi: You wear diapers!
Gabe: Your car seat still faces the back.
Livi: Your mommy still burps you!
Gabe: Where’s your bib?

And on and on. You kind of had to be here, I guess.

Before I forget, just wanted to clear up something from yesterday’s post. I do not have an actual babysitter. I was talking about our television. Television = babysitter. Television = on the blink. Mommy = oh no! I won’t try to be funny anymore, because it apparently bombed.

Have a wonderful 4th of July Eve!!

27 thoughts on “i love july

  1. jbnygaard

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  2. gsowell

    ^There are 4th of July parties in Australia???^

    I feel smart…I got the TV thing, and the Gator thing!

    Our currently beautiful weather, I think, is going to slip into the sticky mess that is a normal, humid July.

  3. Nixter77

    I love your mamma jokes and ove the banta between Gabe and Livi – very cute…

    it is cold and winter here – so I ain’t loving July as much as you but I don’t really have anything to complain about at it is normally very very nice weather here – you should come and see!!

    I was also mena to be going to a 4th July party tonight but we have bible study so I can’t go.

  4. tonialynn59

    Livi and Gabe=hilarious!  I had no idea what a gator ride was either BUT I did understand your tv as your babysitter.  I got that one!  One for me!  I agree that so far I love this July weather!  So beautiful!  Have a wonderful 4th and great time with your sisters!

  5. kkakwright

    I won’t try to be funny anymore, because it apparently bombed. – I still love you Marla!

    I heard Butterfly Kisses today on the radio.  Thought of your beautiful wedding!

  6. YoYoYoder

    My favorites= “You still nurse!” and “You don’t even know how to roll!”

    Livi, I think, is smarter than I am. Yep, it’s true.

    And I, too, got the TV/Baby-sitter thing right away. I saw the line “Dumb TV” before I even started reading your blog. It really does help to skip ahead!

    I can’t wait to see you tomorrow! Should I bring anything? (besides b-day presents)

  7. beccajanern

    ::::::Swoosh::::::: the TV thing went completely over my head!  It’s hilarious now that I get it!

    Glad to hear you had such a great time with family!  Have a great Fourth!

  8. KmHunsberger

    I got the TV thing…after reading it carefully At first I thought you were referring to your 5 and  6 year old girls…then I got to the TV part

    Your days lately sound like a blast! I love busy, fun times with family!

  9. Marketer319

    I totally got the TV thing.  Points for me.

    Livi is such a smart cookie!  I’m impressed – to go that long without giving in to wiping bottom humor or wetting the bed or any number of such jokes….classy girl, that one.

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