The Pink Hot Rod

Ken and Barbie

We had all the cousins together again today.  They did all sorts of fun, summer things.  Swimming, of course, was a biggie as well as driving the Pink Hot Rod a/k/a Kate’s Barbie car.  All Dar and I could think when Owen and Maci were in the car was Ken and Barbie.  He has the blonde Ken good looks, and she has the hair half way down her back plus the Barbie beauty.  It was a hoot watching them drive all over the driveway in that pink car.

Bossy Maci

As you can see, they have picked up a hitchhiker.  Maci already has that woman-almost-at-the-wheel attitude.  That girl knows how to boss, now.  Gets it from her Mawmaw.  Owen is just happy to be driving, and, like all other men, has totally tuned Maci’s little, er, loud voice out.

"I thought I told you to go this way!"

And once again, just like a man, Owen has had selective hearing.  The little hitchhiker, Sam, is aghast at the nerve of Owen, deliberately going the opposite direction and defying Ms. Maci!  I can only repeat:  That is one tough, bossy little lady (again, she gets that from her Mawmaw Dar).

"I think I've had about all I can take of this girl's mouth."

Usually Owen likes everything to be blue… or at least he did there for awhile.  The fact that this was a pink Barbie car did not deter him one bit.  I have to say they both practiced their future life parts very well, and this picture pretty well says it all.  I’m quite sure I’ve viewed this very same scene in adults.

And off they go... fighting over the radio or the steering wheel or who's in control or...

They enjoyed themselves immensely in the little pink car.  It looked like so much fun that Jack had to try it as well.

Jack squeezing his big boy body in the little girl car.

His legs were so long he had to fold them into the whole car, and somehow push the pedal.  I guess with his little toe.  He wasn’t too keen on being caught in the pink Barbie Mustang.

Jack & Sam in Barbie car

Somehow, I will make sure his friends see this.

Oh Yes! Oh Yes! Let the Good Times Roll!

hard working son

Do you know what this picture means?  This picture of my son doing the etching of the pool?  Oh Yes!  The good times, er, paint will roll!  I found somebody who actually carries rubber-based pool paint in the big city and will be sending the hard-working son over in the morning to get it since the paint I ordered over a week ago still has not come in.  I hope he comes back with my vehicle before the sun goes down.  The painting party is scheduled at 1:00 p.m. for all those invited (which means any willing worker)(unless, of course, the alter ego worthless son gets control of the vehicle and I don’t see him until the sun goes down).  Actually, the painting, I and the hard-working son can handle, but I’m quite sure there is something I can find for the other party participants.

Kate is going to be disappointed that she cannot practice for her future in the circus.  She has been honing her acrobatic skills the last couple of days.  And loving it.

sliding down

The child never wears anything but panties, so it’s hard to get clothed photos of her.  I always try to take pictures in as discreet a pose as I can possibly get while still actually getting her in the picture as well.  The pics are so cute, but the perverts are all over the internet, and since I’m not sure where these photos will end up, I selected to only use this one.  She holds the rope and climbs up out of the pool just like the high wire circus acrobats!

Tomorrow morning is the Kiddie Parade for our little town festival.  The theme is Once Upon A Time, so Kate and Ava are going as mermaids; Kate, of course, being Ariel; Ava will just be happy to get to ride in the pink Barbie car aka Ariel Mobile Sea Reef.  It was rather dirty, so for the big event Kate and I gave it a good cleaning

hard-working grandgirl

She started out wanting to be Sleeping Beauty with a pumpkin-shaped carriage.  Being the dedicated Momma and Gigi, my daughter and I got together, looked at her two sheets of poster board and bag of gold foil wrapping paper, and promptly convinced our little darling she would be just waaaay too hot in that long-sleeved Sleeping Beauty dress and that Ariel would be awesome.  Thank goodness she bought it.

today an ordinary Barbie car; tomorrow a stupendous sea reef

So… after the big (I jest) Kiddie Parade, I will come back here for the big (I really jest this time) pool painting party.  Please have my beverage ice, ice cold.