A family picture on our last Sunday in Cambridge.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
When he wasn't posing for his stalker wife, that is.
Friday, June 25, 2010
I played the part of crazy American paparrazi. It came quite naturally! I wanted to get pictures of everyone there so I'd always remember them. I LOVE these people. I didn't quite get everyone...but I was close!
Heather (my poem-sending friend), Fiona, Bryny, Louise
And here I am in the middle of some previously picturized people.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
This is the only picture I took which even proved we were visiting Mitch and Niall...and I didn't even take a picture with the Abbott's. Oh man! We have missed the MacKenzie's SO much since they left Cambridge and it was so nice to see them again.
These two little cuties got along great. Except when Talmage tried to beat her with a stick. And when he tried to hit her in the head with toys. Oh yeah, and maybe he stole her blanket once or twice. And everytime he saw her he tried to poke her in the eye. But other than that, BFF. They do have the same birthday you know.
Daddy and son on Father's Day. The primary children in Cardiff made all the Daddy's a ribbon to wear and also gave them chocolate. T and Jim both enjoyed!
The Abbott's took us to St. Fagans Museum of Welsh Life and we really enjoyed it. It's a collection of Welsh folk architecture, artifacts and lore. We had to take a picture in front of this red house because Jan said Mom Wigginton has one just like it from when she visited Wales. We can't wait to dig it out when we come home!
On the bus home from Wales, Talmage made a friend in the next seat over. The man let T listen to his headphones and Talmage was singing along (one of his favorite things to do lately!) It was so cute.
Unfortunately our trip had two casualties--T's tooth and the pushchair. The tooth was chipped when Talmage decided to dive off a one-inch ledge separating the grass and the pavement. He fell face-first and I knew it was not going to be pretty. There were lots of tears, lots of blood, and TONS of hugs. We think the rest of his tooth is here to stay (it's not turning black)...until the next fall that is! The front wheel of our pushchair snapped off when an overzealous employee for our bus company threw the cart into the storage area. That stroller is like my car so I am pretty sad, but I guess this means we'll buy a new one (and maybe the bus company will even help...we'll see!)
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
there is an elderly sister in our ward whose name is heather. she dyes her hair bright red, she's legally blind, and she wears very blue eyeshadow...and a lot of it. every sunday we meet in the hall to tell each other that heather just happens to be the best name ever. last week she told me she found a poem about the name heather that reminded her of me. she was so excited as she handed me the envelope. later, i read these words, "heather--her feet are planted firmly in the air. dreamy, disorganised and rarely punctual, her scatterbrained style is reedemed by her loveable nature." i think that was supposed to be a compliment. i think.
a little bitta that:amidst packing, cleaning and preparing for a new adventure, i've also found myself baby-sitting quite a lot this week. t loved having kev-dawg over to play. i attempted to pack...although as soon as i put something in the box the two boys took it out. oh well, at least they were entertained.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Us with me taking the picture.
Us with Rob taking the picture.
These are the graduate cupcakes I made for the fiesta. They were featured in one of my incredible cupcake books, and I am really happy with how they turned out. They tasted good too, which was a miracle since I ran out of white flour and had to use half wheat!
Until Lake Winnipesaukee...love ya'lls!
Monday, June 14, 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010
The boats (each college in Cambridge University has one) start a few seconds apart, with the first boat rowing like heck away from the next boat. The second boat rows like heck from the third, and so on. If a boat bumps the one in front of it, they both pull over to the edge of the river. The bumper goes up in the standings, and the bumpee goes down. It's pretty entertaining, and since it's been occurring anually since 1827 (yep, before California was even a state) I'm guessing the three little Wiggy's aren't the only people who think so.
When a boat bumps another boat, the bumpers get to put shrubbery in their hair or clothes or wherever they want. I guess it's their way of making the bumpees green with envy. Ha!
Thursday, June 10, 2010
This was Talmage on Sunday. He cried and screamed and drooled the whole day through. He was feisty and angry. He didn't want to eat and he wouldn't sleep. He was inconsolable. Period.
He also ran around like a maniac through Mommy's Relief Society evening. I blamed it on exhaustion, due mostly to teething. Of course. "You're fine," I said over and over.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
The gorgeous Christ Church College which is Oxford's largest and most well-known college.
Jim posing with a statue at the Bodleian Library. We enjoyed the courtyard and one little room, but pushchairs and children are not allowed in the actual library...bummer.
Jimmy James and Mr. T in a deep blue Lotus...which they both tell me is a really spectacular car. Who knew?
The round reading room. Say that five times fast.