"experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." -randy pausch

Sunday, July 24, 2011

duck #172

in murphy's the streets are lined with shamrock's.
and once a year they host the duck races.
a fundraiser for the humane society.
you buy a duck for $5.
they put your duck in a huge garbage can.
and then dump them all off of a bridge.
the first duck to float to the next bridge is the winner.
second place gets a prize too.
duck #172 was retired this year.
after three years of winning in a row it was determined he was just too good.
poor duck #172.
happy retirement.
there are four races.
2 kid.
2 adult.
after each race, the kids get in the water and throw the ducks out.
so they don't go down the creek.
brennan died and went to heaven throwing those yellow rubber duckies to shore.
max watched.
and sucked on one's head.
until they made her throw it in the can.
and do you know who won 2nd prize???
GRANDMA SANDIE!
who knew?!?
she had gone to buy a pie for that night.
raspberry rhubarb.
when sean heard her name.
hot dog,
it's always more fun when you win.
really, it is. 
brennan picked the dragon.
max picked the butterfly.
with glitter.
and then they both fell asleep in the car on the way home.
stuffed with three kinds of ice cream.

4 comments:

Emmy said...

How cool that she won! Very cute pictures

Lauren said...

This looks like the funnest day ever!! I can just imagine how much fun Brennan had with the little yellow rubber ducks... :)

Amy said...

Eeek! What a fun contest! Like Pooh Sticks. I have always wondered how people can get little kids to sit still for face painting. I can barely get my son to sit still for a hair cut, let alone a face paint. But they are adorable.

Sue said...

How fun is that?

=D