Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Pictures from NY

Here are a few pictures from our weekend in NY. Tony loves taking a bath, and he was fascinated by this tubs handles, he kept wanting to hold onto them and stand up. I was worried he'd slip, so we had to cut the bath short because he wouldn't settle for being distracted.

Grandma let him bang on her piano which he found quite fun.
Shannon and Madeline playing on the computer. Madeline is eating dumplings. Dumplings is a favorite of us kids from when we were little. We pour v-8 juice over them. Friday after shopping we stopped to get gas and I went into buy a drink and came out with a v-8. I told my mom it reminded me of dumplings, so we had them for dinner, and then again on Sunday before I left.
Here we are all playing Bananagrams. It's a bunch of letter tiles and you each grab 21 tiles and then turn them over at the same time and see who can spell words that all connect (like scrabble) the fastest. You can dump a letter and take 3 more if you just can't use one. Whoever finished first says "banana". It's a really fun game.
My mom made 8 loaves of bread for me to take back to my Great Aunt Kate. We had to cut into one of the loaves and try it so when I left I was down to 7.

Here is Tony playing with his book.
His favorite toy is his hairbrush.
My niece Grace. Isn't she adorable?
My niece Hannah. Also adorable.
And my other niece Madeline. Again, adorable.

Here is Kristen and Tony in the playhouse. We went to an Amish store and they make these really cool playhouses. This one had a loft in it. How fun would that be for Tony when he is a little bit bigger. I took pictures and maybe Todd can build him one, or have someone build it for him. They actually weren't that expensive, I think this one was $3000.
I like the swing on the porch, makes it seem like a real house.

Here is Kristen playing with Tony in the hotel.
Oh by the way, we chickened out and didn't go to the comfort inn as planned. We just stayed at the same hotel we'd stayed at on the way out. At least we knew it was clean and safe.
On the way home we stopped by to see Aunt Kate and drop off her bread. I have to confess I only gave her 4 loaves. I kept 2 for myself and gave one to Rachael. She will never know the difference. Don't anyone tell her.


Rachael said...

Dumplings and tomato juice is only good when Mom makes it. Remember when we also used to eat dry toast with hot milk poured over it? And...we liked it? I think Mom was really good at making cheap meals seem appetizing back in the day.

Aunt Kate got two loaves of bread and some apple dumplings from me, so she's not hurting any! :)

Rachael said...

Apple dumplings not to be confused with dumplings. (which are just boiled flour and salt and egg, I think -- in case anyone is wondering.)

Tina in CT said...

Love that play house. Hopefully Todd can build one for the kids. Notice that I had that in the plural since you'll have a baby girl soon.

Oh, I can't wait for the homemade bread when Diane and I go to visit in a month.

Natalie said...

I too love dumplings, Francie and I made them all the time when we lived in the apartment, so if you ever want some, she and I are pretty good at it. Those are some really cute pictures. I have the cutest neices and nephews. I sure hope my kids are as cute as you guys', I love that sepia picture of Hannah, it reminds me of pictures of us when we were little, It could almost be you or Shannon, dont you think?

Francie said...

I agree with Nat... I hope my kids are super cute too! I really like that picture of Tony and Aunt Kate! Oh, and about that treehouse... I bet you it'll be a girls weekend project someday!

Christine said...

Great pictures. I haven't been to your blog in a while but boy is your little one growing up fast! He is too cute.

Shanna said...

Looks like you had a good visit! Yummy on the bread.

I tagged you with something you might think is fun..


Paula said...

Those playhouses are awesome. That IS a good price. Mmmm, that bread does look so good.

Tina in CT said...

Your entire family grows amazingly cute kids and there will be many more to come I'm sure!

Mandy Lou said...

So the 10 hour drives went ok then? That bread looks delicious!

stACEy said...

just bopping by as I was googling taylor tidbits and your blog came up.

congrats on baby #2.