Saturday, June 27, 2009

Tie Dye



Last weekend we did some awesome tie dying with Addy and her mom, who once sold tie dye's professionally at Grateful Dead shows. Then Addy taught Thomas a dance called the "Wiggly Witch."




Here's a picture of a shirt we made!


You may think that Thomas was in his underwear above to avoid getting tie dye on his clothes. Actually, Thomas insists on being in his underwear a lot lately. He just saw the movie The Jungle Book. The main character, Mogli, basically wears only underwear. We have a hard time getting Thomas dressed these days because he likes to pretend to be Mogli.
Finally we let him go to the playground in his underwear in hopes that he would be embarassed and let us dress him. Did it work?







Thursday, June 25, 2009

New House Part I

Here are some photos of Thomas and Emmett's new crib:

Natural Light!!!!


Blue couch rescued from New Canaan garage by Grand Kathy, cousin Ben and Aunt Mim:

Deck!

Kitchen:

Thomas' room with sweet bed on loan from Houston's (it used to be Mari's). The floors were lovingly scrubbed by Grandpa Doug.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Emmett Up North

Here a few additional shots of Emmett bonding with his Northern relatives. Or, really, one special relative in particular. Happy Father's Day Grandpa Peter!




Thanks to Aunt Deborah Bradford and Addie Kurz for the photos.

Moving!

Well, all systems are finally up at The New House, and the camera cords have been unearthed from their boxes. So here are some scenes from the move. First, the day before the big event, Aunt Annie and Uncle Andy took Thomas to the Natural History Museum so we could pack. This is how he was returned to us:

Note that he is still wearing his pajama top in that photo. I guess we didn't even manage to dress him that morning.

Then, because construction was not quite done at The New House, Grandma Nancy, Thomas, Emmett and Laura left for Ocean City, NJ. Grandpa Doug, Dave and Vanessa heroically tackled the dust and jumping spiders to unpack. Grandma, Mommy and the boys, once we made it through a harrowing drive, had a fantastic time. We pretty much had the beach to ourselves:



Thomas and Nancy jumped the waves together. We all kicked back in the beautiful Kuhn family cottage, just steps from the beach.


When we got back, the boxes were unpacked (mostly), and we could just enjoy them and the new playroom:


More photos of The New House to come. In the meantime, we here at The Kirkpatrick Boys would belatedly like to welcome little Kaya Kurz to the world. Here is Emmett celebrating with Grandpa Ted:

Other photos of Emmett's trip North to meet cousin Theo can be found here:
http://elsieasayo.blogspot.com/2009/06/theo-goes-east.html

xox