Monday, July 6, 2009

Summer Fun

Summer is has been nice during the day but nights have been chilly...but at least it is warm and you can have fun.

I started my summer fun by having lunch with this little dude and his mom Ricki.

He is a great lunch date!

Then is was off to get a pedicure...compliments of Ricki and Rhonda :)
(and my feet are dirty 'cause I was in the garden...that's a good pedicure if it can withstand the garden)

Every year our city comes alive with the sound of music....Jazz music that is!!!

We always try to go the Bess gardens to take in some outdoor performances.

In the past we have seen - D.J. Champion, Little Richard, Los Lobos and more.

This year we went to the gardens for two shows - K-OS with openers The Dirty Dozen Brass Band (who are from New Orleans and smoking hot!)

This past weekend we went and saw Moses Mayes (incredible) and Kool and the Gang...that's right - I said it KOOL AND THE GANG!!!

Can I just tell you how much fun they were!


From "Joanna" to "Cherish" to "Jungle Boogie" to "Celebrate" they had the crowd groovin' all night!

They were fantastic!

Here's some photo ops of the good times we had.

C and L relaxing!
D chillin'

It was freakin' cold at the K-OS show so I mean sweet talked the door guy...with a coffee for him if he lets us bring some hot drinks in..he totally fell for it!

Dirty Dozen Brass Band

D and L snackin' on some treats we smuggled in.

I wore my Toms - C really liked them and gave them the "Jazz Hands"!
(And in case you didn't know you can get Toms shoes in Toon Town now at a great little store on Broadway called - The Better Good)

Me and M!
(look at the lady behind you having any fun! No! Oh o.k. then)

Last night we went over to E and S's house for some blender drinks - YUM!

L and Yvan doin' a sociable!

M really like hers...a little toooo much I think ;)

P doesn't DO blended drinks but we still made him use a fancy umbrella!


Uh, hello! It was Sunday night...I had mine sans alcohol thank you very much!

More summer fun to come!


Julie said...

Yay! So happy to see drinking AND Kool and the Gang!

BCMommy said...

Looks like you had lots o' fun! Kool 'n the, I am starting to feel a bit old...

I had a lady like that unhappy one if many of my Canada Day photos, right behind my smiling boys heads...I used iPhoto and airbrushed her out! No need to have a grumpy, sour-puss in any photos anymore!
Love the toes, too!

haze said...

Awesome. It looks like you guys had a real blast. Outdoor music is the best way to listen to it - even if the weather is shite.

p.s. I got a pedicure last week, too.

Stephanie said...

Love the shoes....I am a shoe girl....just ask my hubby!!! Looks like summer is off to a good start!

Steph :-)

PS Last night I was researching flights to SK!!!

Rhonda, Kristin, Eden said...

The toes look excellent! Mine however, please don't look at my feet on Wednesday...

The jazz festival looked great!

Carolyn said...

Looks like you are having a great time! Keep up the summer fun.


june said...

sans alcohol? Are you mad? :)

And those are quite the disapproving eyebrows on your lunch date. Hee.

Danielle said...

Looks like wicked fun!! I especially love the Toms and the Jazz hands! :-)

Claudia said...

These are really great photos :) I especially love the grumpy lady. I had a lady like that in the background of one of my favourite photos ever... in time, I feel like she's become a cherished (grumpy) friend because I look at her so often. Maybe one day you'll get to see that lady on the street and say hi :)

natasha said...

good to see you smile! I saw that you bought your shoes at "The Better Good." Did you know that Laura and Cori own it? They are also waiting for a referral from Ethiopia?
Thinking of you as ever.

Anonymous said...

Looks like an excellent start to the summer, especially when you have such a handsome lunch date!