Sunday, February 19, 2017

Biking & Writing

Millie here.  Just bragging on Jay a little bit!
Jay has had several articles accepted for publication lately, which is pretty darn exciting!  One in particular chronicles his morning bike ride from our house in Smyrna to Mays.  It's about race and cities and biking, and I'll happily send you a copy if you want to read it.  The journal wants a picture to accompany the article, which has led to Jay taking blurry pictures on his bike rides trying to capture its essence (a difficult task, no doubt).  Anyway, in celebration of Jay's hard work and his upcoming publications, here's the picture that I like best.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Ready for Action

Here the boys are each wearing their favorite super-hero outfit. They are also toting Ninja Turtle weapons, and Ninja-Turtle water squirters. John is also wearing a Superman cape. In addition, he has Spider-Man professionally painted on his face, from a pretty amazing birthday party he went to earlier in the day. It was, needless to say, a riot of a play time.

Also, we told the boys that in no uncertain terms were we going to fill up their water squirters in 40-degree winter weather. They acquiesced, but grudgingly. Later we found them at the rain barrel, secretly trying to fill them up on their own. We only caught them because Violet got the cap to John's and stole away under the porch. John cried, giving himself away when he came to seek help. We took the squirters away for a week. We never saw the cap again. It was a different sort of riot.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

30 weeks pregnant + a video

We have 10 weeks until Strawberry Jam Wamsted is due!  (If you're wondering, we still don't have a name for him!)  In honor of this 30 week pregnant mark, we're finally posting the video wherein we told the kids about the baby all those months ago.  Jay added subtitles so you could understand what the kids were saying.  Enjoy!

If you can't see the video, follow this link.