Wyatt and Gunnar both had check-ups this morning. No big deal. Except that right before we walked out the door, Kerry burst in from his office calling for help. One of the bunnies had somehow escaped - the cage must have been left open - and we all went streaming out to corral Miss Polly.
Mission accomplished, with blood pressures and pulses somewhat elevated, off we went to the doctor. Of course, I assured Wyatt and Gunnar that neither of them were due for any shots... but I was wrong. Wyatt was given a choice and deferred until next year, but Gunnar manned up and took it in the arm.
Can I just say HALLELUJAH! It is awesome to finally be at a point where the boys can submit to unpleasantries without drama. His eyes got big and he let out an OW! but didn't squirm or resist, bless his little heart. And we kept the family tradition of When You Get Shots You Get Ice Cream, and stopped by Dairy Queen on our way home.
And speaking of family traditions... the boys have created one that is uniquely theirs. On Independence Day, after watching The Three Amigos, they burn El Guapo's house.
Yes, I realize it looks nothing like anything from the movie.
That is not the point.
The point is that they make something flammable, stuff it full of smoke bombs, cap rolls, etc.
shoot it with little firework tanks, and
That is the point.
If you don't get it, that's probably because your chromosomes match.
Tate bought some old school firecrackers and released his inner Sid.
(You'd have to be a Toy Story fan to get that.)
Oh Tate, he had no idea why the Metamucil container he labeled and repurposed to hold his personal fireworks was so funny.
Kerry apparently made an unauthorized trip to the Indian reservation for some extra fun fireworks,
which even Gunnar was brave enough to handle.
I think that's Wyatt.
And a wonderful Fourth was had by all the Grasshoppers, who blew things up to their hearts' content, and kept all limbs and appendages intact.
At their CAP meeting the boys were officially accepted as members, though - as mentioned - they don't have their uniforms yet. You can see the back of Wyatt's head (yellow shirt), and Tate is on the left of him.
Lovely view, on the way home.