Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Bo Walks!

These aren't actually pictures of Bo walking. They're just a couple of cell phone shots of him acting hilarious the other day. But we did want to note, for the record, that the youngest Wamsted was also the latest walker: he made it well past fifteen months before he took those first steps! To be fair, it's safer around the house when he's closer to the ground--so he had little incentive to get up on two feet. Stay low, Bo...

(Sorry that first shot is a little blurry. I hope you can tell that he's looking through the wrong end of John's binoculars!)

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Cousin Camp, Part Two

Here, a complete picture of the junior attendees of this year's Cousin Camp at Lake Seed. To think that next year Jackson will have to fit on that couch too!

Sunday, August 12, 2018

First Day of School

So we really blew this one. Kira, John, and Simon all started school eleven days ago. Not only that, it was Simon's FIRST DAY OF KINDERGARTEN. We did get pictures! But they weren't that great. And then we never got around to posting them. But, mea culpa, here we are: better late than never.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018


In the Wamsted house, the month of June is dominated by Millie's CAMP. First she plans and plans and plans, assembling a small army of adults and older teenagers. (Including, of course, her mother for art and her husband for music). Then she brings in 120 children ranging in age from "about to start kindergarten" to "just leaving fifth grade."  Then: everyone agrees she runs pretty much the best week of summer.  Here are a few pictures of the Wamsteds at CAMP!

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Box Fortress Kids

Simon left yesterday to spend the night with YaYa and PopPop--and at the same time Millie opened some huge boxes from Target. So, Kira & John got to spend a considerable about of energy working on their Box Fortresses. There are long, long stories that go with each of these Boxes: a LOT of screens and switches drawn on the insides, and that is, in fact, a steering wheel that Kira is holding.
Luckily, a Bo-sized box arrived also! His fortress is less storied, but equally loved.
We missed Simon, but don't worry: they saved a box for him! In other news, Bo is developing a hilarious picture face. To wit: