"One day it occurred to me that it had been many years since the world had been afforded the spectacle of a man adventurous enough to undertake a journey through Germany on foot. After much thought, I decided that I was a person fitted to furnish to mankind this spectacle. So I determined to do it. This was in March, 1878." Mark Twain, A Tramp Abroad
Over the course of the holidays we had quite a bit of family time, some of it living up to my mom's expectations. And yes, there were a few games played as well. But there was also plenty of just plain ol' hang time. Here are a few snippits...
Aunt J instructs Penelope on the basics of walking
comparing bellies. it appears the non-pregnant abdomen may have won.
hmmm...that's a tough call
hanging at my favorite joint--Schiller's--
where nothing says 'family lovin' like sharing a frothy cup of hot chocolate together
sorry kid, it's vegetable medley for you
Uncle M and Penelope became best buds
the proud grandparents, soaking up the family time
(Grandpa, it appears Penelope needs to tell you something)
Aunt J lesson #2: how to climb stairs
and don't forget the newlyweds!
And now for the not-so-formal family portrait:
the patriarch and matriarch: check
three children with their respective spouses: check
grandchild#2: scheduled for arrival in june
grandchild #3: only time will tell...