Hello future readers!
Happy Independence Day! (OK, so I'm a day late...but I had so much fun!)
This year, my mom and I went on a picnic to celebrate the 4th with Shante', Raychel, Lisa, and their folks. (Lisa brought just her mom, her dad stayed home to take care of her grandma). We had a barbecue and pot luck. A pot luck is when everyone brings something yummy to share. We had a really groovy spread!
Guess what? My mom actually let me grill a couple of burgers for my friends all by myself! I never thought she'd let me do that. But I only got to do 2 burgers, and then Shante's dad took over. My mom said she was really proud of me for being so careful. (And for not burning the burgers!)
The grown-ups sat at another picnic table, but us kids wanted to sit on a blanket on the ground. And man, was it ever good! We ate hot dogs and hamburgers, corn on the cob, salad, watermelon, and washed it all down with some pink lemonade! I think we all ate until we were ready to bust! (Well almost!)
We were all full, but not too full for some Bomb Pops! The perfect treat on the 4th of July! We decided to work off lunch by dancing to the music from my radio!
"Shake shake shake...shake your booty."
Later on, Raychel's dad announced the 3 Legged Race! Us kids went first. It was Lisa and me vs. Shante' and Raychel. Lisa and I won!
When it was the grown-ups' turn, we all laughed until we cried! It's so funny to watch grown-ups playing kid's games! While our parents sat down to rest and eat pie, we decided to play "Blind Man's Bluff". In case you don't know what that is, it's like tag, only the person who is it gets blindfolded! If they're gonna run into a tree or something, we all have to yell "Stop!". We all put our feet in to see who was it.
"Engine engine number 9 going down Chicago Line. If the train goes off the track, do you want your money back? N-O spells NO and out you may go!"
We did this a few times until Shante' was the last one standing, so she was it!
We had a ball! All of us kept trying to trick her by whispering behind her and jumping out of the way, or tapping her on the shoulder and ducking so she couldn't tag us!
After all of us had a turn to be it, we were getting kinda tired, so we ate and drank more lemonade, and rapped. Pretty soon it started to get dark, and you know what that means? Sparklers and fireworks! Outta site!
Lisa's mom took a group picture. The perfect end to a far out day! I hope you all had a Happy 4th of July. I know we did!
Until next time, future readers,