and then there were four

Looking for a super fast way double your grocery bill? Might I suggest inviting your 15 year old nephew for a visit?

Seriously, I loves this kid. He is sweet:

and kind:
and patient:

and all the things a 15 year old only child shouldn't be. He eats a lot, and he likes to tell me every little detail of his favorite video game, his MySpace social life and his football exploits; but, heck, it's better than poop talk.

Yesterday, we hooked up with 2of3's BFF

and visited the Garden of the Gods. If your town doesn't have one, well, if you have the means, I highly suggest picking one up. It's so choice.

Did I mention that my darling little nephew, who I used to help bathe as a wee one, can now bench press his 7 year old cousin:

and that this fact totally freaks me the f*@k out?

Best Day Ever

Happy Memorial Day to you! What were you up to? Beer? Barbecue? Public ridicule? Hooray for holidays on Monday! We spent the day with the Notorious MollyG at the Boulder Creek Arts Festival getting in touch with our hemp-wearing, pot smoking, Dead listening, unshaven sides*.

Gonna ride across the river deep and wide
Ride across the river to the other side...

I'm just a singer in a rock & roll band...

Kiss? Bunch of sissy boy Posers. Watch out world, here comes Rock Star Scare**!

(I mean, really? What holiday would be complete without a bunch of crap all over your face?)

I'm high as a kite; I just might stop and check you out....

For some reason we decided it was a good idea to tie our sweet little children to rubber bands and fling them upward. They agreed this was a fabulous idea.
(Look super close at 2of3's and The Kid's faces. They're awesome.)

And so castles made of sand fall in the sea, eventually...

No witty random song-lyric caption for this one; I just think it's lovely...

Molly and I played a game called duelling cameras. Same vantage point, same subject. Best picture wins. I think I have this one in the bag...

I have been told that I don't have enough pictures of myself on this thing, and I intend to remedy that, right here and now.

What do you mean, that doesn't count? FINE. Here's a few more.

*We, in fact, did not do any of the above. Well, I can't attest to the shaving bit. I did, but I totally forgot to do a pit check on Molly.

**If you click no other link for the rest of your life, click that one, if only to compare pictures. I got the better 3of3 pic, but Molly sooo got the better Rock Star Scare shot. For sures.