TubaDad was playing in an outdoor concert, so we packed up the crew, got some picnic stuff and wine (ok, I guess I was the only one who packed wine), and cheered him on. There might have been a few loud “More tuba!!!” exclamations, but really there’s no way to tell where those came from.
See the big shiny tuba in the back row on the far right?
Later we had a refreshing dip in the pool. We got this aircraft-carrier sized turtle in Hawaii, and managed to smuggle him home in a suitcase. The cousins (and pretty much every other kid in the pool) were THRILLED to see him.
By the way, despite my heroic efforts to name him something else, Ro and Ree persist in called the green dude “Turtie.” Can I just tell you that we have received our share of strange looks when one or more of the children is screaming what sounds like “Turd!!! Turdie in the pool!!! Look at Turdie!!”
Which reminds me of another naming snafu. We were trying to decide where to meet for dinner and my mom said “I want to go this one on 2nd Street, Bigger and Better.” Naturally (heh) I thought that was the name of the place. Didn’t even occur to me that she was just describing it – I mean really it’s not a bad name, you’d never forget it right? Imagine my surprise when the restaurant turned out to be named Fiesta something or other. Whatev. I still think Bigger and Better makes a very catchy name (see how nice it looks after a little Photoshopping? Hee):
Bon voyage to the cousins. Hope you had a fun visit and Happy Bday to cousin Mar.