Wednesday, July 20, 2011

It's in the details

Will and Sophie were squabbling on the way to camp today.

Will (very mean, growling voice): "Stop doing that or you're going to be sorry, missy!"

I crack up. "Missy???"

Sophie (to Will - this is a game we play and use to break tension/whininess/faking): Don't smile!

Will: {smiles}

Sophie: You smiled! You smiled!

Will: Yeah, but it was an evil smile!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Bettering the World (While Turning a Tidy Profit)

As we pass our neighborhood "party" store...

Will: When Will Factory becomes a real company, they're going to sell tons and tons of liquor. Then, once they put all the liquor stores out of business, they're going to stop!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Brewer Before

Here are a few pictures of Andy's other new project, Brewer. It is going to get a second story addition!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Will Being Will

This was posted outside Will's classroom at school:

And this is just one of his many, many electrical applications:

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Whispering Hills III - Before

Andy is in the midst of our third house on Whispering Hills. Here are some before pictures:

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Detecting a Pattern

This is a sweet paper I will always treasure. I would like to think that at the end, the interview suddenly turned into a game of Mad Libs, wherein "sleeping" just happened to be the random verb I was "so good at". However, the fact that almost every sweet adjective is checked in the boxes to the right, EXCEPT "craftsy" (which I must concede) and "energetic" makes it hard to deny his intent.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Underwater Fun

An underwater camera is a lot of fun (although it does require some discretion, and it is generally not terribly flattering, especially to me adults)!

Sophie mid-jump:

Our friend Keagan with Will

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Daddy's Other Helper

Here is Sophie on a day that she spent a few hours as Daddy's helper at Whispering Hills 3. What a lucky guy!

Monday, July 4, 2011


Here are a couple of pictures of Sophie and her friend Ava jumping the waves. We had a great time with two other "friend-families" this year.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Evan - 8 months

Evan continues to excel at babyhood and being adored. He is pretty confident that no one out there is immune to his charms.

As I am writing this (on June 28), he is just a few days shy of 9 months, but he is not very mobile yet. He is pretty content to play wherever you put him, and will gladly eat paper and tape if he has the opportunity. His other hobbies include beating on things, beating things together, being carried around, watching older siblings act the fool, and slurping on pizza crust. It's good to be Evan.