Friday, June 29, 2007

Take Me Out to the Ballgame!

What an exciting Family Day! We have three planned this summer, and the first one we spent taking the trip down to Manchester to see the FisherCats play. The girls did much better than I had hoped, sitting quietly and at least trying to watch the game. Juliet and Pippa had their little foam baseballs they were given on the way in the stadium autographed by a New Britain RockCats player (they are a Minnesota Twins feeder team). We were sitting just three rows of the field and right behind the bullpen for the away team. Everyone got a souvenier and lots of food, which I think meant more to them than the game itself :)

Phil was very tickled to be able to do this, he has fond childhood memories of going to ballgames with his Dad when he was a boy. The park was pretty, clean, and very friendly staff. Dad came down and joined us, too. He wasn't able to be there for the beginning of the game, but we stayed to the end of the first game together and then started for home about 8:30. It was a doubleheader, and even thought the girls really wanted to see the fireworks, it would have been at least midnight - no way we were going to stay that late!

This morning the girls were playing baseball in the driveway with their foam balls ad a stick, so I guess the game must have left some impression, anyway!

I must rush off - still working on the costume for Hobo Phil. I'm off to dissect a swallowtail tux jacket!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Phil lost a Pippa!

We've been measuring how much weight Phil's losing against the weight of the children. His first goal was to lose a Johann, and he got there about a month ago, and this morning he called after his weigh-in to tell me he'd lost 16 pounds! He's lost a Pippa and almost a Juliet! Yay! His goal is to lose me, but I'm not telling how much weight that is :)

Well, back to the little details for today's show - tomorrow I'll catch my breath and get the house in order, but I just had to brag on my (skinnier) guy.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Rushing into summer

The last few days before a Summer Reading Show launch are always busy. It doesn't help that I've got a sinus infection. The first one in 3 months, which is good, but still!

The kids are great - playing outside most of the time, as it has been lovely weather except for the nasty thunderstorm a couple of days ago. They have been picking lots and lots of strawberries, both wild and domestic. Dad put in a good patch of everbearing this year. Johann has been running about and learning lots of words. His latest is "book!" At the moment I have cookies in the oven for their snack.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Boot boy

He loves his sister's boots - he has boots, too, but he likes the big ones. And, of course, with potty training comes a certain lack of being dressed....! But he's so gosh-darned cute.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Spring Haiku by Glady

Birds making chicks warm.

Here is Dad, he has food. Yum!

Cozy little chicks.

(Mr Phil's note: That's a chick not an egg)

Saturday, June 16, 2007

School's Out

It must be summer! The pictures are from last weekend, when we visited the Hobo Railroad in Lincoln for Phil's orientation tour. The kids had a blast, and enjoyed meeting Choo-choo the clown. This weekend poor Phil is twisting at a gig in the Cambridge, MA area and got thoroughly lost! I just got off the phone helping him navigate his way in. Tomorrow is father's day, and we have a gig, but otherwise will have fun with the dad's in the house!

Man, what a difference hi-speed internet makes in getting pictures on the blog! Yay!