Thursday, August 23, 2007

Summer's end

Glady as the Moon Princess
Glady Facepainting for the very first time.
Pippa eating a donut the hard way - we went with Papa to the Wilmot Old Home Day and played games while he performed.
Johann and Juliet swordfight with Papa - Johann shouts "Ching! Ching!" as they clash blades.

Friday, August 17, 2007

A busy week!

Let's see - long and busy week, not too much to share because it's all been business or housecleaning! I have a picture of Glady to add - she made dessert for all one night. Fruit, chocolate fondue and koolaide cake - she was so proud. She loves to cook and gets very disappointed when she can't.

Phil, Johann, and I all went to one of Phil's shows in Manchester last night. Johann and I had a blast - He was dancing with the other kids before the show, and even Phil got in on the act.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Juliet's Seven now!

My apologies for the upside down pictures - I scanned these in and didn't take the time to check orientation! I'll try to fix and replace them later - In the mean time...

Juliet, weighing in at 8lbs even on the fish scale! In Labor on the porch - I did make it indoors to have her.
A Very new Juliet with her wonderful midwife, Sherry.
Seven Years later... Juliet on her birthday with sister!

It's hard to believe it's been that long since that warm August day when I went into labor with her. She was born around 6pm if I recall correctly - Phil and I had been walking around the block in Hillsboro to get the labor moving again after it stalled out, and I went into transition on the deck before I got back inside. The midwife brought the birthing stool outside - everyone thought Juliet would be born out there! Years later we met the people who had been our neighbors and they remembered seeing me -they told us they thought I had had the baby out there! We did eventually get me inside, though. Juliet came out pink and cranky shortly after. She started to nurse before we even had a chance to cut the umbilical, and she stayed latched on for a year! Well, I exaggerate a little, but only a little. She's my big girl. She had to be weighted with a fish scale, because the digital scale the midwife brought along broke. Somewhere I have a cute picture of a little bundle in a receiving blanket hanging from a scale.

Monday, August 06, 2007


The kids are ready for some Fried Dough! (and a little tired. This was taken about half-way through our time at the park)Cedar and Glady take a spin in the teacups. Glady loved it, but Johann, riding with sisters and Papa, was not happy. He was clinging to Phil saying, "No, Papa! No! Out!"
On the other hand, Johann loved the train. He did get to ride it - here he is just happily watching it go by.
Juliet got to drive! Glady's riding behind her. (pouting a little that she didn't get to drive)
And Pippa drove Grandpa! (If you are wondering - Phil, Johann ad I sat this ride out.)
Gee-Up, Burro! Muchos Nachos!
Mwaaa-Ha-Ha-Ha! I have them all in Jail, off to do something on my own!
Princess Pippa in her Pumpkin Coach.
Phil and Dad have a... contest... with the water cannons.
Three generations on the carousel. That's Pippa with the hair over her face - she was getting into riding her horsie!

The girls first visit to an amusement park - We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day - Dad went along - the last time I was there, I must have been almost 8. The only thing I remember from that trip is riding the teacups with Grandma! Glady and I rode in one, Phil and the rest of the kids in another, to make all new memories for the next generation!

Oh, and I took about a hundred pictures! I'm putting up a few, and there will be more in a week or so when I develop film. The long lens on my film camera was perfect for taking pictures of the girls on the roller coaster, for instance!

A New Car!

We got a PT Cruiser last week! It's used, of course, but low mileage for being an '03. It will be so nice to have a much more fuel-efficient vehicle. It won't hold the whole family, of course, but it is mostly going to be for the business, and running errands. The day after Phil brought it home Pippa was at Nana's so we were able to all jump in the car and take it out for a spin. We decided to get breakfast out and ended up at Heritage Farm. Phil works up there every year at the Scarecrow festival, but we'd never been to the Pancake House. We had a yummy meal, more food than we could shake a stick at, and finished off with the kids going into the petting farm and playground. A very full and satisfying morning.