Friday, August 12, 2011

Wherever you go, there you are!

So... remember how I mentioned in my last post that we were in Utah? Well, guess what! I forgot my camera on that trip. That's why the professional photos are the only ones we have. But then, a couple of weeks later, we went to Pennsylvania and (huzzah!) I remembered the camera. We had some good times at the Army heritage trail, despite the abominably hot, HOT heat. In that first photo everybody is taking a relaxing break in the relatively shady life-size replication of a WWI trench.

My children were terribly uncooperative. They just didn't appreciate the many adorable photo opps around all that period stuff. Luckily, Johanna and Caroline obeyed me and posed for a photo. Aren't they pretty!

And Jude, since he was restrained, didn't really have a choice. He gives a good stink eye, doesn't he?

Speaking of Jude, he had his first haircut while we were in Carlisle! Well, technically this was his second haircut; my grandma sneak-attacked his bangs while we were in Utah, thereby accentuating the mullet and encouraging us to finally get our shaggy boy cleaned up. Here's the before and after.

Other highlights included swimming in Grandma and Papa's pool and watching a movie with the cousins. (The pool photo was taken before the haircut, by the way.)

Back at home, Stella puts up with Isobel's love and Brooke plays our NEW (to us) PIANO!!

I found the "free to a good home" piano on craigslist. It needs some work, but it has a beautiful, rich tone and it looks GREAT in our living room. After we get back from our trip to the beach, we're going to have it tuned/repaired. I'm pretty much giddy with the idea that we can FINALLY make music in our own home. Hooray!


Whistler said...

Hooray a piano!

Also, grandma did a sneak-attack!? Well, makes for a good story, right?

Casey Joy said...

So much to comment on. Looks like it was a great trip. I love Jude's new big boy haircut. So happy you found a free piano. I want to be on a beach trip. Tickets to visit you are so expensive I just can't get Robert to splurge (600 for both of us).

ckm said...

Good home.... I say AMAZING AWESOME MUSICAL FAMILY HOME! So excited that you will be able to make beautiful music. We are giddy for you too! What a neat trip too!

the sleepy time gal said...

i love it! can't wait to see what shots you got at the beach.

Anonymous said...

So I've been worrying that I haven't been a very good friend lately and I keep wanting to call you about it and then I put it off... Now I know I'm a loser! Jude has a haircut AND you have a piano!! I had no idea. I am SO happy for you re the piano. Really. Chocolate chip cookies couldn't make me happier and that's saying something.
Jude and Isobel continue to be absolutely beautiful-fit for an ad.

Megan said...

That is wonderful you got a piano!