Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Emmett Up Close

We are nothing if not responsive to our fans:

Thanks to Aunt Lola for the expert photogging.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Kirkpatricks & Clarice

This week we welcomed four houseguests: Grandma Nancy, Grandpa Doug, Aunt Lola and a hamster named Clarice. Clarice's family was away and she was entrusted to our care. She was a big hit. She could swallow a baby carrot without chewing, a feat Thomas tried to imitate all week. Here she is amazing us with her skills in the exercise ball (sorry about the vacuuming in the background-- Clarice is a little messy with her bedding.):

Meanwhile Grandma Nancy and Grandpa Doug got some quality time with Emmett.

Here Grandpa Doug discusses a topic of great interest to Emmett (sorry it is sideways), while Emmett shows off his baby guns:

more baby guns:

Emmett met Lola for the first time:

Thomas thought he was too cool to cuddle, but he wasn't:

Aunt Lola was a favorite, and only partly because she introduced him to purple nail polish:

We checked out the pool club. That's Thomas behind Aunt Lola.

Mom and Aunt Lola demonstrated canon balls for Thomas. These are harder than they look. Thomas was not very impressed.

Here we see Thomas at Mr. Joe's gymnastics class. He's gotten very good in a short amount of time. Here he is preparing to do a back handspring.

We were too slow to capture the flip, but here's the landing.


Sunday, July 26, 2009

Zoo Concert and a Castle!

Lots to report. A few weeks ago we went to a sunset concert at the zoo with Addy and her family. Thomas tried to impress the ladies with his tree climbing.

Emmett snuck in a cuddle with Addy's mom.

Then we went to virginia for the weekend. there was a small mix-up where we thought we were going to our friend's rented cabin and it turned out to be an ancestral Scottish castle instead. Thomas and Emmett didn't mind.

Emmett frolicked by the tennis courts while Thomas hung out at the pool.

We played with pals Sophie, Cecily and baby Jamie.

Next up: We play host to the Kirkpatrick clan and a hamster named Clarice.