Saturday, July 25, 2009

Miss Sophie Goes to Washington





We had some pretty amazing adventures on our trip to see the cousins! The first few days were spent at Aunt Laura and Uncle Hazen's new river house on the Potomac. Sophie rode on an airplane (pulled her own luggage through the airport, too!), rode on a boat, went fishing with Granddad, saw dolphins swimming in the Potomac, caught and ate some crabs, picked buckets full of blackberries and raspberries, swam in a hot tub, and followed Max around for days. (Thanks, Max.) When we drove back into Washington D.C. so I could go to a conference, Sophie, Jameson and Frank stayed at Aunt Laura's everyday house. She played with a new friend, Sawyer, played "Pretty, pretty Princess" with Cousin Madeline, explored Old Town, met panda bears and orangutans at the zoo, rode on the metro, visited the Smithsonian and went bonkers over the ruby slippers, caught fireflies in a jar with Carson and Lucy (kids of my dear friend from high school, Lisa!), explored the gardens at Max's school, threw the frisbee for Daisy dog, and basically had the time of her life.

Jameson had fun, too -- he traded chew toys with Daisy and got lots of hugs and kisses from Granddad and Mamaw and the rest of the fam.

To see all the great pictures Frank took of the trip, please click here: WASHINGTON D.C. PICTURES

Friday, July 17, 2009

Why We're Not Vegetarians

We tried a new place for lunch today -- Bonzai on Lamar. Ate bento boxes and drank bubble tea and shared a couple of sushi rolls. Sophie found something interesting in her miso soup.

Sophie: Oh! There's some cheese in here!
Me: That's called tofu. Try it, it's good.
She slurps for a while.
Sophie: Hey! I found some more toe-cheese in here!

And, sidenote, I had a little epiphany about globalization and the experiences our kids have that we did not. Frank and I talked about how we NEVER ate anything all that international growing up. The Websters do love the Japanese Steakhouse, but that's not exactly Japanese, is it? Sophie eats sushi and tabouli and edamame and hummus on a fairly regular basis. I remember taking my mom to this Greek food place a few years ago, and she proclaimed it interesting. Until she said that, it hadn't even occurred to me that I was taking her out of her comfort zone. This generation's comfort zone casts a wider net, I think. Interesting.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

He might have punk tendencies

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Raindance

If you need some dance moves to chase away the heat wave, Sophie has worked up a routine. This was shot on that ONE DAY a couple of weeks ago that we had rain in Austin. It lasted for ten minutes. Remember? And if you're not an Austinite relishing in the sounds of rain, just focus in on Frank's undies with the red heart pattern. Cracks me up every time.


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Friday, July 3, 2009

Farm Life


We took a quick trip to the farm a couple of weeks ago. Sorry it took so long to post the pictures, Papa Joel -- I know you've been anxiously awaiting them. Check out our pictures -- I think Sophie looks so old in some of them. Not like a three year old (or even a four year old). Kind of a glimpse of eight-year-old Sophie, I think.
Click here: WEATHERFORD FARM and then click on the individual pics to see captions.