Sunday, July 31, 2011

Family Flashback: Late June Sing-a-Long

Addie, Kira, Anne Perry, and Audrey Kate
(Thank you, Anna, for the wonderful picture.)

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Saturday, July 23, 2011

The Pool

The Wamsteds headed over to Aunt Anne and Uncle Rudolph's pool today. It was the perfect HOT summer day activity. Even John got in on the fun! Millie's cousin Barbara helped teach Kira how to kick and blow bubbles. Our little girl was even jumping into the pool to daddy by the end of our visit. Everyone should have such wonderful, generous relatives... with a pool ;)Speaking of wonderful, generous relatives, we just returned from another trip to Millie's parents' lake house while Jay's mom hosted Kira in Highlands - our second such trip of the summer. Seriously, we are some lucky people! We better live it up while we can... Jay goes back to school in a week!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Grown-Up Water Bottle

We're not great photographers here at the Homestead. Mostly we forget to take pictures until the last day of a trip. Specifically, this is the first in a short string of posts--all made up of pictures taken on the last day of our Lake Seed trip.

As I said, we're not great photographers, but I think these pictures of Kira learning how to use a water bottle with a screw-on cap could be borrowed by Deer Park for some sort of advertising campaign. Seriously: blue-eyed kid in a bathing suit at the lake with the hint of an American flag in the upper first quadrant? They'd be foolish not to use these photos.

If any of you know any of them, feel free to pass these along. Thanks.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Flashback: Cheese Toast

There was one morning in mid-June that we woke up and asked Kira what she wanted for breakfast. We gave her several options, and she chose "cheese toast." However, when Millie opened the oven, Kira got upset. Through a series of questions, we finally came to the conclusion that Kira wanted "cheese toast, not in the oven." We clarified this several times, obviously a little confused, but finally gave Kira what she asked for: that is, cheese on bread.

First, in an homage to The Shoebox Kitchen, here is our most artistic shot of said breakfast.And here is our pleased as punch daughter. Note that after several attempts to eat "cheese on bread" as she would "cheese toast," Kira gave up and just ate the cheese. Then the bread. It was all rather hilarious.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A Week At The Lake

So we're a little behind the 8-ball here, having missed a Wamsted gathering in Atlanta as well as Jay's birthday. It is Millie's birthday today, but this post isn't about that, either. This past weekend was spent at Lake Seed with Millie's entire extended family on her mother's side, but we have also missed that.

What we do have here are several pictures from the weekend of John & his cousin best friend Walker. They don't seem to realize yet how much fun they will soon be having, but they sure are cute together. Please note John's staring at his fist in the first photo, his new favorite habit.Uncle Connor & Cousin Chet took off earlier today, but not before Kira went fishing for the first time. I love how serious everyone is here about their looking into the water. Sometime after this they actually caught a fish, which was big news in Kira's world. She earned Pop-Pop's respect when she dug her hand into the tub of worms to find a live one to "stick on the hook." Unfortunately, Pop-Pop went home for a few days, and Kira thinks we're fishing some more tomorrow. Yikes! Apparently Daddy will have to unearth some long dormant skills...