Friday, September 25, 2015

Tooth Photo Shoot

So the boys wanted to get in on the photo shoot with Kira.  Jay and I find this (rather long) sequence of pictures both typical and hilarious.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

First Lost Tooth!

After weeks of wiggling, Kira's first tooth finally came out!  She is just as thrilled as a little girl should be about losing her first tooth.  It even seems to have propelled her out of a weeks-long sickness-induced funk.  Hallelujah!

Kira left the Tooth Fairy a note asking to hang on to the tooth for one more day because Daddy wasn't home and hadn't seen it yet.  The Tooth Fairy consented and even left a dollar still.  The tooth will go under Kira's pillow for the second night in a row tonight.  Also, you should know that our daily tea party invitations today invited us to a "First Lost Tooth Tea Party" or some such thing.
Remember when she was working on growing her first tooth?

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Tea Party

On each of the last two days, all of the Wamsteds have received personal invitations, hand-delivered from Kira.
The "Thanks for coming!" cards are, in fact, a boy and a girl talking on a cell phone. The time on today's invitation was changed from 3:40 to 3:50 because, as Kira said, "Simon was so grumpy yesterday when he woke up. Let's give him a few minutes before the party."
Iteration #1: Piano Party. Notice the "A+"s next to our names on our place cards. We are all amazing guests, obviously.
Wide shot of Iteration #1. The stuffed animals (left to right: Pinky, Lionel, pillow-pet, and Hearty) are not, in fact, invited to the party. Kira informed me that they were just decorations.
Iteration #2: Pianos out, American Girl dolls in. Also, it looks like Simon woke up just fine today. Cute, huh?

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Eleanor Visits

Jay's best friend Scruff has two daughters, each a few months younger than our two boys. Today the youngest, Eleanor, came to visit for a couple of hours. The boys worked hard to teach her why having brothers wouldn't be the worst thing in the world. I'm sure she went home to tell her parents all about her new birthday wish.

Here they are: Eleanor smiling sweetly for the camera while the boys play "Lightning," a game which apparently involves screaming when the flash goes off. Notice how tickled Simon is.
Probable conversation: "See, Eleanor, the policemen have the car, so they can always catch the bad guys, who only have horses. They share the cart, depending on who happens to have the treasure chest." Or something like that.
Showing her how it's okay for boys to play with dolls, too.
A new version of an old game, "Elevator." It involves the boys spinning in circles until they get dizzy enough to fall down. Eleanor was entranced, though, probably wisely, she never joined in.
I mean, come on: who wouldn't want brothers like these?

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Little People, Again

Yet another in a long-standing tradition of posts detailing the toy tableaux we constantly find scattered around the house. We think the super-heroes are in school? Maybe Abby Cadabby is their teacher?