Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Trumpet Boy

The transmission of Daryl's performing genes is not in question, as demonstrated the other night when the members of one of Sarah's classes came over for dinner, providing an audience for Alex, who had just learned to make sounds on a trumpet. You can hear Ben in the background supportively shouting "Yay!"

(I've heard that "Happy Birthday" is the world's most-recognized song, but I'm not sure in this case.) Earlier, Alex practiced the trumpet in his police hat, which is simply cute.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Stairway Firefighting

An accurate reenactment of the plot of all children's books about firefighting, in which the firefighters are woken from sleep by a bell, climb a ladder, squirt water out of a hose, and go back to bed (sometimes making pork chops and mashed potatoes first, not shown). Artistic deviations from real firefighting are allowed, as when Alex exclaims, "The tongue squirted out water!"

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Our first GQ cover

This picture makes me (Sarah) laugh. The provider of this context (boys relatively dressed up, pillows on floor) was our neighbor Adryán, whose violin recital (Suzuki Book 2) was held in Ohio Wesleyan's Peale Chapel last night. The boys (Ben in green) enjoyed dressing to "look like Daddy," as they put it:

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Easter Egg Bonanza

Did we go to the city of Delaware Easter Egg hunt with hundreds of children? Or did we go to the Ohio Wesleyan Easter Egg hunt with about six? You can tell by our groaning baskets of eggs, and number of other children in the pictures....