Saturday, August 29, 2015


Thanks, Moynihans, for coming on over to enjoy dinner and a movie. Sorry about the mosquitoes.


Look - Joe won soccer!* And got a trophy!

(*Joe participated in soccer and loved it and had fun and got a trophy.)

Thursday, August 27, 2015

visitors welcome

Look who came to see us! It's Auntie Janet and Bruce. Well, they didn't come to see us... they were in Ontario for travelling and visiting and touring, and we just happened to be here, too. So we made them come visit us.

We were so glad to see them and have a nice visit and play frisbee in the backyard. Thanks for making us part of your trip.

museum of played out

Let's play. All day. In Rochester. Because they have a museum for that.

David took a Summer Fun Day from work (is that a thing?) and off we skipped (drove) to Rochester to the Museum of Play to... play. We visited Sesame Street, a grocery store, Bear Country, a few superheroes, and various books. We played and played and played until we were played out. And then we drove home. Tired. But happy. That was the whole point.

Clara got a job stocking shelves.

Which is which? Hard to tell, really.

Would you believe they are scaling a wall? They really are.

And this is the part where we got played out.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Monday, August 24, 2015

they tried

And they had so much fun! The boys joined Lily and Jonah, and swam and biked and ran in the Oakville Tri-Fun yesterday. And, despite some nerves and maybe tears before we left the house, they loved it. Joe kept his serious, determined face. Henry smiled from start to finish. And they both want to do it again next year. And Annie wants to be signed up, too, please.

(Clara also had fun. Promise.)

Sunday, August 16, 2015

birthday gals

We partied tonight. These are our birthday girls, and here is their strawberry party, as requested by Annie. (Next year, when Clara can say more than, "yah," we'll let her pick out the party theme.) The girls enjoyed the party and the cake and the cousins and the tissue paper and the presents in the tissue paper. We're grateful for (1) them, (2) the people who love them, both near and far, and (3) the chance to get together to par-tay.