Aerosmith Guitar Hero (Stuart did that to his sleeves)
Sally tried it out:
(that's her cousin K with her)
and cousin M thought she was playing, too:
Thoughtfully, they gave me a set of earplugs. (Little do they realize that I'll be making the kids' bedtime a wee bit earlier so that I can get a turn . . . . )
We were able to stop by my sister's house and have lunch with her and her boys, then check out the baby kittys - her cat had four babies last month. Waaaayyy cute. The little black and white one they named Cow is so cute (and the name is perfect!), and they have two black ones and one grey tiger striped one. Sally was quite charmed. (I guess I was, too, because again, no pictures. Cripes - this is a terrible theme I have going here.)
On the drive home, I watched the moon rise. I realized that I haven't done this in a long time. I think that's because the moon usually rises right as the kids are going to bed, and that's when I get quite a bit of work done. I was driving home, and it was very very dark, and then as the moon rose the darkness became not so dark, and the moon became brighter and brighter. It was very peaceful and beautiful. Also, we had stopped at Borders and picked up a book on cd - Elizabeth Peter's Crocodile on the Sandbank. Both Stuart and I have read it, but listening to it is pretty delightful. The story coupled with the moon turned out to be a perfect match. I'm going to have to remember to watch the moon rise again. (It's full on September 15th - I'm going to mark my calendar)
Thanks to everyone who made our trip a fun time, and especially to Grandma Tina and Grandpa Ken for their wonderful hospitality. Thanks to the kids, too, for not throwing up and for being great little travelers. You two are troopers!