Bry’s Great-aunt Bunty invited us for a visit on seven mile island, NJ, where she’s enjoyed her unique cottage home for many years.
We saw the original portraits of Bryant’s 3rd great grandparents, heard many family stories, and explored the wetlands institute which Bunty and her late husband passionately supported.
The hand made bird mobile, which he carved and she painted, continues to impress and educate visitors.
Sunset view of the marsh from Bunty’s living room.
Lily was “exhilarated” by the thought of starting grade 4 with her friends from CVA. Even a rainy morning and a late bus couldn’t dampen her spirits!
Lily’s having a growth spurt so her doc did a bone age x-ray last Wednesday (normal)
Then she slammed her hand in the basement door on Saturday and today we had to x-ray the same hand again! Weird, right?! She doesn’t have any obvious fractures but needs to wear the splint just in case.
The kids have outgrown their “tree house”. Can I keep it as yard art?!
Yes, Lily chose one of the most difficult recipes I’ve ever made. I shouldn’t have waited until 6pm the night before to ask what she wanted, but still!
Hil is awaiting the bus for the last first day at LJA. We’re all a little sad.
Lily recently completed the Twin Cities Theater Camp(!) production of Urinetown. She had a great time! Her character’s name was Emily Ocean. It’s an intensive 5 week program, and Lily missed over a week of it due to our summer vacation, but she rallied and was a big presence on stage for the performances!
After 2 seasons of no scores, the Sharks (Lily’s soccer team) finally scored a goal, in the last game of the second season. And it was Lily that scored it! “Elation” falls short of the screaming!
If there are any Sharks that see this, Thea’s name is Lily, but we called her Thea (short for Dorothea which is her middle name) because there was already a Lily on the team!