April and May were packed to the brim with family visits, trips, and the daily grind. As I posted at the end of May (!), I've got a few more pictures to put out there.
|More fun than a barrel of monkeys|
|All dressed up and nowhere to go|
|Right before Oxford's most aggressive duck took Tor's croissant|
|Trying out Tor's new Noodle Kids cookbook|
We all enjoyed a day at Legoland (surely the first of many over the years...I collect coupons from all our cereal boxes).
|Hoth pit stop|
|Fearsomest Lego shark ever|
|Post-Legoland Star Wars construction action|
(yes, I buy hand soap three bottles at a time)
Our next excursion was a four-day weekend to the Lake District, six hours north. The kids were champion road trippers both ways and Lars found us an amazing vacation cottage with several hikes that started right outside our door. It felt great to get some elevation.
|Just outside the house at the base of a 400-meter hill|
|Trekking to the top|
|Hunkering down to escape the wind|
|On his last legs on the way down...|
|...and back at the cottage|
|The aftermath: zonked out to Mike the Knight|
|Gardens and adjacent mini-golf at a nearby village|
|Outdoor pub games: parents' best friend|
|Back in Oxford at the Jericho Street Festival: Dances with Wellies|
We'd been watching these buds for weeks and they finally bloomed!
|"Lookit! Lookit! They're white!!"|
Next post: Scotland with the Siglers and Austria with no buffer between us and our intense but lovable offspring!