After church we went to the Riverfest for the Wagonmaster's Dinner. They had some great food and the kids ate well. We were only down there for about an hour and then the kids started to run out of gas. Either that, or they were pissed off at me because I wasn't pulling the wagon AND I wouldn't let them run too far away. I was such a party-pooper. As Aunt Lainie would say (rythmically), "Every party's got a pooper, that's why we invited you, Party Pooper, (beat, beat), Billy Graf. (beat, beat)."
As for what is new: This morning the Banana Princess stood unassisted for a good 10-15 seconds by herself a few times. She still expects to be carried everywhere. We are trying to get her to understand that she isn't going to have one of those mobile platforms that will be carried by her brothers and daddy, while she sits on it eating grapes.
We also had our first 2 syllables that are different word. Does that make any sense? (They all say words like, Da-da and ba-ba). Pius James went over to the basketball, picked it up, and said, "Baa-ball". I was so happy. I would have been broken-hearted if he would have said, "Saw-ca". No offense to the soccer people out there, soccer just doesn't entertain me (or 90% of America) very much. I respect the skill it takes and all of my kids will play it when they are small if they want, but it is the MOST boring sport in the world.
On to the pictures:
Laine is trying to hide his lower half because of the ridiculous shoes I put on him with his onesie.
"Dad. Let's go back inside, put on some freakin pants, and come back out."
"What the hell, Dad?"
Pius and Laine: "Maybe if we act drunk nobody will hold these outfits against us."
Danna: "Dad. Really?...Really?...Really?"
"I'll show him...I won't even look at the camera."
"I wonder if there is hole I can stick my head in?"
"Hey Forrest...Over here."
As you can tell I figured out how to post the pictures. I promise new ones tomorrow. Moni took our camera so Lainie is letting me borrow her pink one. It works well but doesn't take video so all of our faithful followers are going to have to deal with still shots.
Love you all,
Billy, Pius, Forrest, Danna, and Laine