Sunday, June 26, 2011

Stuff the kids did without us

Do you ever get so behind on documenting the events of the summer you fear you'll never catch up?
It's a good sign, I suppose. This summer has been so full, that time to sit down at the computer and share it all has been hard to come by. Full of good, good stuff. Stuff that deserves longer, more witty and thoughtful write-ups, but I just don't have it in me. We're just going to have to hit the highlights here, folks.

Right after school got out, Emma spent a few days in our nation's capital with her fellow safety patrol members. She loved it. She followed in her mother's footsteps and spent 80% of her memory card (we called them "film" back in my day) on photos of the zoo, not forgetting the squirrels and pigeons. They crammed as many historic monuments and museums as they could into those days as well.

front row, forth from left

Then, a mere two days after returning home, Emma joined with Ben and a host of cousins to go on Grammy and Grandpa's highly acclaimed church history tour (click through for a thorough retelling of the events).
How do you thank two people for driving up and down the eastern US with seven grandkids and sharing some of the most important church history sites with them? I don't think you can, really...but a blog-thanks is a good start. THANKS!

Jonah, Sydney, Tanner, Emma, Connor, Silas, Ben


Jessica said...

A new post, a new post! A busy summer is a good summer though. :) Looks like they had a great time. We're headed to the Palmyra area tomorrow for a family reunion. Can't wait!

Sharlene, Mom, Grammy said...

You're very welcome, and it was a pleasure and a privilege to have your darling Emma and Ben among the cousins on this year's trip.

Thanks for posting about it! When we first got back we both said, "I don't think we can do this again." (we're getting old) But last night we were already planning the next the one. :)

cally said...

Oh my gosh...Jonah is Albus Severus Potter...totally. He looks just like him!! Go see the movie again (I'm going to tell the kids I'm getting groceries and go see it myself) and tell me Jonah doesn't look just like young Albus!!

He does.