Friday, November 26, 2010

More Kids and Grand kids

Maddie, Max and Gwen Wren rotated among many activities each day--many each hour.

The piano was a great attraction--especially the growly low keys.

When other surfaces were exhausted, Gwen stickered her face.

And at bedtime, Max chose to use several toothbrushes--one for the top, one for the bottom?

Mealtimes were not exempt from busyness--here's Sunday brunch.

We found a bowl stuck in he refrig with appetizing description written on it.

Kudos to the wonderful parents

who patiently

and creatively steered their kiddos through each day.

Thanks so much for coming guys!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


With the arrivals of the kids and grand kids at the beginning of the week, things got interesting and busy...

entertainment with hats,

block architecture,

bed bouncing,

sculpting with play dough,

playing on the piano and on table tops with Tulip watching,

dancing with Jess,

and a grand, messy balloon fest on the kitchen floor.


Monday, November 8, 2010

Toby with

bandaged thumb and lovely flowers from Christina.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Medical Stuff!

Sam flew east this weekend to visit us, giving us a little respite from talking to dermatologists and doctors about how to treat the melanoma that's shown up under Toby's thumbnail--a rare condition that we only found out about a week and a half ago.

It was wonderful to be able to relax with Sam, taking walks, eating in front of the wood stove, watching Jon Stewart's Rally for Sanity on Saturday and the old but goodie "The Sting" at night.

Tulip just had time to don her Halloween hat before the first (of a very few) Trick or Treaters showed up at our door.

We're still talking to doctors and dermatologists, trying to figure out when and where the operation will be. More to come...