The jam session was with our Laney friend. (The video quality is pretty low on this one because I had to brighten it up...just think of it as a bootlegged recording from a smoky bar and you won't mind the low quality so much.) I'm particularly fond of Laney's head-banging skills. The future girlband also wrote a song about applesauce (complete with harmonies), but I didn't capture it in its entirety and they've asked that it not be broadcast until we can tweak it in post-production.
Saturday, July 28, 2007
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Sophie: ten...eleven...twelve...thirteen...(long pause)
Frank: What comes next? What comes after thirteen?
Sophie: Um. Yellow?
Did I mention that both of her parents are English teachers?
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Now we're in a giant beachhouse with the entire Webster family -- Sophie gets to play with her six cousins all week and love on Granddad and Mamaw! The cousins dug a hole in the sand that Sophie then proclaimed as her personal wading pool:
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
I've been putting off a haircut for the girl because:
1) I want Sophie's pretty blonde hair to grow out and look natural and
2) it hasn't really grown out very long, so why cut it yet? and
3) there is some weird Samson mystique to toddler hair. Like...God created this little being and he thought she would look great with muppet bangs, so why mess with his vision?
But that's precisely why I finally broke down and took Sophie for her first haircut. It was messing with her vision. And it wasn't really a cut...just a snip. In fact, I think the stylist was annoyed with me for wasting her time. And apparently "wispy" is not a term widely used in kiddie salons.
Oh, and to document history correctly -- it was technically my sister-in-law Claudia who gave Sophie her first haircut. But that was a three second "wispy bang" trim (Claudia gets me) and was over before we had time to whip out the camera. So we have documentation this time.
The BEFORE shot:
And the AFTER shot, with ever-so-slightly shorter piggies and just a dusting of bangs:
Monday, July 2, 2007
Our photos from Meheeeco aren't that great because we spent most of our time relaxing and saying, "Hey...it's naptime and we don't have to leave the beach and go inside!" or "Hey, it's 10 o'clock at night and we're eating dinner out!" But there was a little bit of documentation. You can see it if you go to http://www.frankandstacy.net/ or click on PLAYA PICS. We don't have any pictures of our two favorite adventures -- swimming in an underground river and snorkeling for hours. It was so peaceful.
We also spent a few hours away from our hotel pool (and bar), shopping in Playa del Carmen for Sophie souvenirs. We brought back marionettes, flutes, wooden bobble-head animals, a doll, and a pretty dress. See below: