Sunday, May 29, 2016

Wedding Weekend, Part One

Last weekend we went to see Millie's cousin Margaret get married. It was a whole-weekend kind of event, and it was SO much fun for everyone. Just a few pictures here--hoping to have more put together soon!

Below we have Kira with her cousins Chet and Walker. How cool does Walker look here? 
We had one less seat than person, so Simon spent the whole ceremony bouncing laps. You can imagine the wiggliness. As John said later, "Daddy, the wedding was so much fun! But the beginning was really boring." A lot of gum-chewing and water-drinking got the boys through!
If only Simon would let us cut his hair in the typical Wamsted fashion we'd have three peas in a pod here!
How cute is this crew? And, if you're wondering whether Kira managed to get both of her front teeth out in less than a week through pertinacious wiggling, the answer is yes.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Last Day of 1st Grade!

Last Day of School = Bus Stop Shenanigans

Sunday, May 22, 2016

John Finishes Pre-School

John graduated from pre-school last Thursday, which is kind of a goofy thing. But our pre-school has been really good to us: Kira went there and Simon goes there too and we have really appreciated all they have done for our kids. Besides, how cute is this kid?
On the right is John's teacher, Ms. LaToyna. She taught Kira as well, and every time Kira gets the chance she rushes for a big hug. We are really thankful for her! Amongst many Ms. LaToyna bon mots is one of our favorites: "Less talking, more eating!" John gets that one a good bit both at home and at school.
Happy graduation, folks!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016


John played soccer this year for the first time. As we suspected, he was the right Wamsted to enjoy running around and chasing an elusive ball. He wasn't a goal scorer, but he had a great time getting into position and kicking the ball away from the other team.
Notice that he is the only red shirt here. In position. Chasing that ball. Awesome kid.
Mostly though, he loved celebrating. Here he is hugging our neighbor Judah. I'm fairly sure that the other team just scored, but no matter.
Again, some sort of celebration. Often he would kick the ball away from the other team, and instead of following it he would stop and do some sort of super hero pose. Nobody enjoys a rowdy reflection more than John.
Go here if you want to see some photos of Kira playing soccer at about the same age. Please note how much that girl at 4 1/2 looks like Simon at 3 1/2. Wow.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016


How cute is double-family bedtime? Apparently, even right up to the very end, pretty cute. (Mostly because Millie took Judah and Josie home to sleep in their own beds!)

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Summer Buzz

So, last year we started what might be a grand tradition: Jay & John and their summer buzz cuts. Here we have this year's picture. (Just so you know, Simon was offered a buzz cut. He demurred.)