Burning Man

by Stefani on 19-July-2009

What do you get when you add together a crazy hot day, three goofy kids, a little body paint, some bubbles, several buckets of water, some light up hula hoops and a swing your hair around and shake it like its your birthday soundtrack (including the likes of Lenny Kravitz, Deee Lite and some Starry Eyed Surprise)? 

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Why, your own personal Burning Man festival, of course!

We are embracing the heat, people. We are owning it. (That, or we've totally lost our ever loving minds. You be the judge.)

We are the sun. We ARE the Burning Man!

(and, no,  I still cannot hula hoop, after all these years. I thought maybe I'd grown out of my awkward phase, but no. No I have not. All three of my spawn can hula just fine though. Clearly they did not inherit my utter lack of rhythm. Must be a recessive gene 🙂

Cassandra July 19, 2009 at 10:27 pm

Loving the Burning man love!

Mad Woman July 19, 2009 at 11:09 pm

I want to come live at YOUR house!! That looks like so much fun!

BOATBABY July 20, 2009 at 1:09 am

I am going to have to remember the positive thinking come February. Maybe we’ll have Freezing Your Arse Off Man with layers of wool and icicles in our hair pouring hot soup on our bodies.
🙂

Carri Lambert July 20, 2009 at 2:53 am

What fun!

briar July 20, 2009 at 3:20 am

Nice work guys! lovin the hula show!

Diane July 20, 2009 at 5:19 am

Wooo hoooo!!!! Light up hoops!!!! That’s the best!!!! (I’m going to be joining Boat Baby up there with Freezing Your Arse Off Man… but I don’t even need to wait until February…)

Sandra July 20, 2009 at 5:35 am

so fun!
i just body paint on my shopping list…
my kiddos will be thrilled 😉

Caseybumpinalong July 20, 2009 at 6:58 am

What great pictures! Sure looks like fun!

Amber July 20, 2009 at 10:08 am

That looks like a lot of fun. I say that you are doing the only sane thing you can under the circumstances.

(And I totally cannot master the hula hoop either, it’s just not happening. I think I may understand now why my dance teacher always put me in the back row for performances.)

heather at brown robin July 20, 2009 at 2:19 pm

O.K. girls, you just need a bigger hula hoop… um… not because of your hip size either… which, might I add is lovely. It’s easier to hula hoop the big ones. I know because I couldn’t do it either until I tried the monster mac daddy size. This I love about our country… we have unlimited size range for all the different ability levels. On a DIY note… my good friend made hula hoops for party favors at her six year old’s birthday this winter (tubes and tape.) It was a hit! If you ever need a winter birthday party option (or blazing hot one like Stefani) … the kids loved it!

Elissa July 21, 2009 at 5:28 am

just love that you mentioned deelite! anyway, i am pretty sure it is good to lose your mind once in awhile….. still can’t believe our LACK of hot weather up here… total DUD of a summer.

Lorilee Kopp July 21, 2009 at 8:36 am

hee hee ;D YEAH! You go gang!!!

Kelly July 21, 2009 at 8:49 pm

Love it!

darlene July 21, 2009 at 9:42 pm

looks like a great day!

tara July 22, 2009 at 12:29 am

i can’t hula hoop either… you guys look great! In our former lives, the dad and i went to burning man… i was really curious to see just what you were posting!

Gretchen Skovron July 22, 2009 at 4:42 am

Oh I love this post! so burning man!

this little light July 22, 2009 at 12:14 pm

Body paint! I bet the kids would love that. Stupid question…where do you get it?

Stefani July 22, 2009 at 12:24 pm

Did you really???
I always wanted to go and never made it. One day 🙂

Stefani July 22, 2009 at 12:25 pm

Oh I know that feeling! I felt like our winters for the past couple of years were total duds. Not one drop of snow, no hard freeze at all. Boo!

Stefani July 22, 2009 at 12:27 pm

I think you’re right. I hear that grown ups simply MUST have larger hoops. And considered the way my backside has spread, it’d better be a pretty big one.
Siri has some really great directions for making them here: http://knittingiris.typepad.com/knitting_iris/2009/07/hooping-it-up.html.
I think this is next up on our to do list!

Stefani July 22, 2009 at 12:28 pm

the Frozen Man Festival!!!! I love that idea! You could all drink frozen drinks and dive naked into the icy depths. Embrace the Cold! BE the Frozen Man!

Stefani July 22, 2009 at 12:28 pm

“pouring hot soup on our bodies…” That is quite the visual!
Here here for the Frozen Arse Man Festival!

Lia July 23, 2009 at 2:43 pm

Love your sound track choices!

Lisa Clarke July 25, 2009 at 2:31 pm

Haha, I can’t hula very well, either 🙂
This looks like such fun!

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