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Sunday, June 6, 2010

While TubaDad’s away, the three girls play

TubaDad is STILL on the longest business trip in the world, actually I’m not even sure if he’s passed the halfway point yet, so the girls and I decided to sneak up to Tahoe and meet my little brother and sis-in-law for the weekend. The laundry from the Hawaii trip is almost done, and I had to dump out the rest of the stuff that was still in our suitcases so I could repack for Tahoe. It’s a horrible mess, but totally worth it, and I’m hoping I get to clean up before anyone sees our house.
Have I ever mentioned that BobBob’s talents extend far beyond building spectacular playhouses? He also maintains and flys his own antique 4-seater plane. And this weekend, the girls got to take their first flight in that small plane. Oh man, it was thrilling!!! We were luckyluckylucky that the stars aligned and BobBob could drop us off in Tahoe today, stay a bit to play, then fly home and return to pick us up on Monday.
Ro in pink and Ree in purple sitting in the back seat before we got the plane out of the hangar. Notice that they have already started munching on their snack bags:IMG_1075LRIMG_1097LRIMG_1105LR
You know it was a great flight and a great landing when your passengers are still grinning at the end. Thanks dad!:IMG_1129LRIMG_1131LRIMG_1133LR
We’re spending the weekend up at the old family a-frame cabin (we love every green-shag-carpeted square inch of it) and are having such fun hanging out with Bobby and Jane. No internet connection at the cabin, and no way to check email, so I’m writing this at night and queuing it up because I heard a rumor that if I parked in the McDonald’s parking lot in the morning I could tap into their free internet access. We’ll see if it works.IMG_1137LRIMG_1146LR
There’s one teeny little patch of snow remaining by the cabin, just enough for the girls and BobBob to lob a few snowballs our way:IMG_1148LRIMG_1157LRIMG_1159LRIMG_1160LRIMG_1164LRIMG_1166LRIMG_1171LR
Did you know that Jeffrey pine trees smell like vanilla and pineapple when the sun hits them?IMG_1177LR
We’re going to try kayaking tomorrow (Bobby and Jane have all the cool gear!):IMG_1179LR3
With only four-seats in the plane, Wela had to miss today’s jaunt, but I have it on good authority that she spent some time scouting out special Fourth of July material to whip up some Wela Wear dresses for Hannah, Ro, and Ree to wear together in a couple of weeks. Can’t wait to see them!


  1. What a fun adventure.....and how cool that your Dad could fly you there!!

    Looks like you are having a GREAT trip....and HOORAY for McD's....you were obviously successful getting internet access:)

    Can't wait to see the new Wela Wear!!

  2. Anonymous6/06/2010

    Poor Wela:)... scouting at JoAnn's and yes, I was successful.

    The pics are beautiful and brought tears to my eyes of times long ago when we were "younger".

  3. SOOOOOOOOO much fun! BobBob amazes me.... Soon we will be seeing y'all.

    Funny thing, Tate loves to see videos of the girls. She will freak when she sees them in person.

  4. Ahhhh. Little girls and their airplanes. My two love poking around their Daddy's airplane too. Can't wait to see what R'n'R do with a kayak.

  5. ur a carolina fan? mee too!!! :) by the way, i LOVE your girls and their outfits, they're just plain adorable

  6. I happen to know that a certain "someone" is very much looking forward to seeing you soon and I have to tell you that I am VERY much looking forward to seeing those dresses on the girls. :)

  7. Seriously, your own private (almost) airline? Why haven't you crisscrossed the US in this manner already?

  8. what can't your dad do?? :)

  9. OMG add me to the BobBob and Wela fan club, they are amazing, amazing, amazing. What a lovely family you have.

  10. Wella Wear.

    Nuff said.

  11. Anonymous6/06/2010

    We are coming from Indiana to Tahoe at the end of the month. You're pics got me even more excited for the trip. We going to Yosemite and San Fran also.

  12. Anonymous6/06/2010

    Your girls have THE. COOLEST. GRANDPARENTS. EVER. OMG is there anything they can't do??? What an absolutely fun trip for everyone!! First Hawaii, then Tahoe, what next???

    Can't wait to hear more! Have fun, and don't forget the egg mcmuffins!


  13. Should BobBob ever have you flying over the great state of NC, lemme know and we'll pick you up for a little east coast fun.

  14. I didn't realize that you were making the trip TD free, wow!! Looks like great fun, as always fun times with the salsa gals.

  15. What a great weekend get away and you couldn't have asked for better weather!! Your dad is the coolest by the way!

  16. Okay, that's just amazing! What an awesome life you all live!

  17. Cool flyin and looks like you found great boosters. So cute!! I checked on Saturday and my parents use Graco's in their van too.

    Wheeee!!! Wela was successful finding material! My 'Lil Firecracker' will look oh so adorable next to your sweeties! Matchin' wela wear. It doesn't come any better!!! 23 more sleeps!!!

  18. Fun Stuff! We hope to get the boys out in the great outdoors this summer! What a great way to make memories.

    Bring on the Wela Ware!