Sunday, August 31, 2008

Family Visits!

In addition to taking classes this past Summer, we were the lucky recipients of visits from our families. I can't imagine why they wanted to come out this summer and not the other summers...hmm...hmm...why would they come now? Oh that's right-grandbaby. haha. We have officially been moved to second string ;)
We had picnics/bbqs, went out to dinner ( a lot!), played games, went to a baseball game, had dinner made for us, went shopping and of course Llama Fest-as my mom says, however, its something that sounds way cooler to have gone to, than actually going. She is definitely right. Between the two visits it was a great two weeks and we can't help but be sad that Fall coming means seeing less of our families. We miss you! Here are some pictures from the visits, see if you notice a common theme ;)


It's been so long since the last post, there are a few milestones I just wanted to list:

1. Johann finished the last class of his undergraduate e
ducation this August! Now we're just waiting for all the paper work concerning a waived class to come through to make the graduation official! Henry and I are so proud!

2. Henry is now a roller! On July 16th at 8:22pm he rolled for the first time from his tummy to his back and on August 13th at 11:41am he rolled from his back to his tummy-his now favorite past time. Now he's always trying to sit up and c
rawl, though he's only managed to crawl any real distance backwards...hopefully he'll figure that one out and start going in the right direction :) He's an awfully determined baby!

3. During the summer term I worked on a critical volume of Pierre Corneille's Andromeda, a 17th century French play, with some French and humanities students. After a lot of extended nights we finally completed the project by sending it in for publishing. I worked as the primary writer of the critical introduction to the play and though it was at times tedious and I'm still not sure I consider it 'done', I am overall pleased with w
hat was done in so short a time.

Well, there you have it--what the Simonds have been up to this summer. I'm sure as we move into Fall I'll have more news to report!

Here I go...

Wait, did I really just do what I think I did?

Oh, I really did do it! Yay!!!