Thane and Meme
Grey on Christmas Eve
Grey and Meme
Grey and Thane put out their presents for others
Thane, all handsome for Christmas Eve. How did he get so old?
Brothers. That's a standard pose for Thane
This is about as close as you get to two smiles.
I love the look of affection on Grey's face.
Wait! Two mostly real smiles!
I have a thousand silly faces for this kid.
OK, I'm having trouble deleting any of these
Grey gets in on the silly faces
Listening to Great Gramps reading "The Night Before Christmas"
Twas the Night Before Christmas
Putting out the stockings
Part of the Santa Club - bringing the presents down
Christmas morning. Mommy was too sleepy to get the light settings right.
Loot! Complete exoneration on all counts!
This is grandma's present from Grey. He bought it for her because he thought she was fun.
It suits you!
Look, a Lego!!!
Adam opens his present from the boys
Happiest kid ever
He was THRILLED
Thane and Adam work on the Spider Man Doc Oc set
Grey puts together a little set on the hearth
Bag two of the Vampyre Castle in the Map Room
Greater love hath no dad
I thought these were Doc Ocs arms, but they were part of his lab
The scene of endless Lego play
The happiest Thane
Time to start readjusting!
The narration that accompanies this play is half the fun.
Adam doing some Christmas origami
Pretty much every guy in the house was following instructions to build something
Grey nearing completion on another Vampyre Castle tower
He was rightfully proud.
This was such a terribly cool set
Lego Vampyre castle
Grey explains his creation
After four hours of working on the Vampyre castle, Grey comes to help his brother with the Droid Escape
Thane studies the instructions
Alec and Jennifer opening presents
Giving great gramps his stocking
Demonstrating a grabber
Great gramps is tickled
Not a bad head of hair for an almost 90 year old
Thanks Uncle Peter!
Playing St. Petersburg with the other Flynns
Thane in his Scooby Snuggie
Then he noticed I had a camera in my hands....
Showing off the Old Navy windswept look
Walking through the forest
Daddy and Thane
And the other son
My three boys
Exploring. What do you think...?
Really mom, enough with the pictures
Looking at mushrooms
Follow the red ribbon road
Gazing out beyond
The clay was wet and slick
Pointing out tracks
What do you think this is kids?
There were lots of tracks in the sand by the crick
We found some mica
It was a lot more glittery in the water
Throwing stuff into water is a favorite hobby of Thane's
Can you see the splash?
On some random equipment we found
Grey was starting to flag
Man, my kids are pale
That train trestle looks like we could use it to cross the river, doncha think?
Hm. Maybe that's a wee bit tall for bringing our 4 year old across.
What? You think this might be a bad choice?
Also, look like active tracks. And No Trespassing.
Would you have crossed it by yourself? With your four year old?
We chickened out and didn't attempt it.
We'd sent daddy ahead to scout. This might be the only picture of me in this entire set.
Sure was pretty, though
This was the ruins of the old mill. It was closed down the year my mother-in-law was born.
Why do you think they built a channel for the mill?
I lied. Here's a picture from "before" I got a facial.
And the after. Notice the glow.