Monday, July 30, 2012

Home Again, Home Again!

"Hello, Wall!" Atlee shouted as she ran up the stairs and, I presume (I couldn't see) hugged the wall. "It's so good to see you again."

"And hello, stairs!"

Emerson, who came in the door a few seconds after her, started his own greetings:

"Hello, oven!"

Figures he would pick the most dangerous item in the house, right?

-Uncle Michael

Sunday, July 29, 2012

A Game with the Fun Uncle

Here's a game Emmy likes to play. I think it speaks to his future as an extreme athlete.

Scenes from Gree's Birthday Party

The food was pretty awesome; that's why I kept taking pictures of it. All these delicious little ham sandwiches - and deviled eggs!!

Mom and Dad in the Garden

Atlee and Emerson

Atlee smelling one - well the only one at that point - of the roses in the garden.
Atlee trying to burn me with the magnifying glass.
Emerson investigating Petey's bike.
He decides to give it a try (as Atlee tries to ruin my picture, as she often does).
Emerson gets topside.
He can reach the pedals, just barely. He can't really pedal just yet, but he's definitely going to be first bike rider in the family.

Greeley Goes As The Joker for Her Own Birthday

Visiting Michigan

Pictures from inside John and Monique's place. Emmy and Gree liked the blocks. Shea, of course, liked the TV.

I'm On A Boat!

See here for title reference. [Warning: Explicit Lyrics.]

Shea and Atlee went to Michigan for two weeks. These photos are from the drop-off weekend.

 The significance of this photo is that it's Greeley underwater!

 Katy the Beagle!

 Atlee with her classic "Below The Eye" sunburn.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

An actual post by Gettysburg Mom.

   I apologize for not being around. But do you know what happened to me? Do you?
This sweet little baby?

He turned into this toddler that never, ever stops moving. You probably think I'm exaggerating. Unless you've visited with us lately. Then you've probably said something to me recently like, "Oh, wow, he really is an, um, active boy."

 So. That's kept me busy. You know what else has? We bought another house.


   Miss Greeley likes this side of the new digs.What's that? Our new house looks surprisingly like Newport's the Breakers? Huh. What an interesting coincidence.


OK. Fine. We didn't buy a new house. Rich spent May and June in Rhode Island working on his cousin's new beach house. No. His cousin didn't buy The Breakers either.

We did go to visit Rich for Mother's Day back in May. In addition to visiting the above beautiful estate, we went to the lesser known Green Animals Topiary Garden.

I love this photo. Atlee looks scandalized by that poppy. It's orange! How indecent!

Greeley with a less than cuddly teddy bear.

Rich poses with all the kids. We're thinking it'll only be another year or two before Shea is as tall as Rich, if not taller.

Another photo of Rich and the kids. See how he's smiling? It's because he hadn't actually seen the kids in a few weeks. He kept laughing at all of my horror stories about Emerson while he was gone. "Emerson turned on the hose and sprayed you down from head to toe while you tried to shut it off? Hilarious!"

Rich's cousin's new beach house involved a beach. This beach.

The Gettysburg Family boys at the beach.

And lastly Rich holding Gree's hand at the beach.

It reminds me of this picture from three years ago at Uncle John's beach house in Cape May.

Alright then. I'm off to see what Emerson has broken while I was doing this.