Monday, January 17, 2011

Visit home part I: Snow!

We saw some, and it was awesome.

Apologies, dear readers. We were away for a week visiting grandparents in the states and things have been too busy to post. Events in the area grew more dramatic while we were away, and Dave was sent almost immediately to Tunisia when we returned. It's been a funny and kind of disorienting reentry into Egypt.

But first, here are some beautiful shots of Thomas and Emmett with cousins Elsie and Theo in Vermont.

Below Grandpa Peter tells once more of the food behind the piano in London. Thomas resisted the temptation to reenact the tale in Vermont.

Thomas and Elsie both hit the slopes, and Theo was sighted there as well. Here is Thomas arriving in grandpa pater's waiting arms. It's hard to say who looks the most graceful in this multi-generational portrait.

As usual, the apr├Ęs-ski was the real highlight.

Aunt Anna's dog Boomer enthusiastically convinced the boys that not all dogs are feral menaces. Emmett still talks about Boomer and Aunt Anna every night. Somewhere he got the idea that they "love him so much."

And here is grand Kathy seeing us off in new York. We had a lovely visit in the terminal 4 food court. Thank you thank you for making the visit spectacular from end to end!

Coming up . . . We test pools up and down the eastern seaboard and other fun with the kirkpatricks in Washington DC!

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Gran Kath said...

Most beautiful kids I've ever seen

Occhio said...

Ah yes. The food behind the piano. I could never hear that story without thinking of all the trouble that would have been avoided if I'd been there, under the table. As I recall it though the story takes place at Birdham, near Chichester on the Manhood Peninsula in Sussax, not in London.

I could tell the story myself. Remember that the food was scrambled eggs made from powdered eggs because England was still on post WWII rationing. That's how old Grandpa Peter is.

What are the space limitations on this blog?



Marianna Houston said...

Dearest Laura--=
I loved --"Mommy, I will stay close to you. You can look after me, and I'll look after Emmett."
But I was so relieved to ehar that you did not and will not be going to any protests. I showed your visdeos to the tDF office--everyone was engrossed.
What an amazing time to be in Cairo-- loved also reading YOUR take on what the hell is going on there and what will happen --or not happen-- when and if Mubarak (which means "happy") does step down.
Thinking of all four of you.
Big NYC Snowy Kisses