Monday, August 14, 2017

Looking back: The Schows' summer visit

We had a great time visiting with Schow cousins this summer. We started it all off with ice cream.




Beach time!





All of the children enjoyed flexing their green thumbs in the garden.

Peter and Lucy giving us an impromptu dance performance.


Eliot and James pottering in the garden and shooting the breeze.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Looking Back: Christmas


Christmas seems like an eternity away. It's not even February yet and it feels like we've lived a decade or two. It's nice to be able to sit down and reflect back.


The boys were very excited for Spencer's visit. I had warned them not to go dashing past airport security in their enthusiasm to see him. They were very good and remained in place when they spotted him. But as you can see from Peter's position in mid-air they found other ways to express their delight.


It was a very happy reunion for us all.


Before Spencer arrived the boys had helped select and decorate the Christmas tree. When the work was done they each brought out their stuffed animals to pose in the tree's warm glow.



Decorating gingerbread cookies.




All in all it was a very nice Christmas.