Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Yes, He's man enough for it to be Pink!

I'm so excited! We got Ukeleles! Mine is a soprano and his is a tenor. It's pink because it was on clearance - and you know me, I'm cheap!

He's tuning it now and it sounds really good.

Playing Games

Phil and Glady and I stayed up late last night playing a game. The idea was to play earlier, but Juliet and Pippa lost their chance, so we played after they had gone to bed, and Johann. But it was fun to play with Glady, who 'got' the concept of Spy Alley very quickly and kept up with us nicely. The game itself is a cross between Clue and Monopoly, only a lot quicker and more fun. We had to try and guess each other's secret identities, while buying disguises and codebooks and what-not to win the game. Glady had a fit of the giggles about half way through, and was all but falling off her chair laughing. That was contagious, too! All in all it, was loads of fun, and reminded Phil ad I why we like to play games, especially as the kids are getting old enough to join in and enjoy.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

a new Pal

Look what Dad brought home when he'd gone out to get some propane! He named her "Propane", go figure...

Johann calls her "kitty-kiy" to be different than Bear, whom he calls "kitty"

Friday, July 13, 2007

July Journeys

Johann catches a quick snooze between trips.
The girls wait for someone to let us in where we need to set up a show.
Mr. Phil and Co.! she even has her own weskit.

Let's see... we went to see Jean, our family's doctor, yesterday. All the kids were due for their annual check-ups and Pippa had her school physical. It was a crowded, happy morning, as most of our doctor visits are. We had all the appointments lumped together, so for two hours the girls played with the nurses, and Johan was doted on by all, since he's been seeing them since before he was born. All are healthy, Pippa got the shots she has been looking forward to. She's known since this spring she would have to have shots before school, so they were a milestone for her.

After we went home for lunch and naps, the whole family went with Phil to his Summer Reading Show in Sunapee. Glady is his official stagehand this summer. Pippa ad Julie were great - sat quietly through the show all by themselves, since Johan was noisy and I went out to the van, and missed all but the very beginning and the end.

Home today - but tomorrow Phil and I are off to have an adventure!

Monday, July 09, 2007

Happy Birthday, Johann!

He's two already! So hard to believe he's such a big boy already. He's having a good day, though. Playing quietly right now. We won't have a celebration today - Nana wants to have the kids up to see Uncle Austin and Aunt Bobbi today. And Phil and I are up to our elbows in projects once he comes home from the Hobo RR. So we'll celebrate on Wednesday.

Hard to believe Glady's that big, too... Phil picked her up to show her how much she's grown since she was a baby who just fit onto his forearm. Good thing I was there with the Camera!