Friday, March 27, 2009

A Rite of Passage for All Dads

Last weekend the Merrill family hung out with the Cipperley clan so that Chris could help Uncle Rice put together Nathan's new playground set. Chris decided all the work must be a rite of passage for all dad's -- he thinks he's paid his due now. It was also our last weekend w/ Uncle Rice before he headed off for a long summer's vacation to the desert and mountains. 

Needless to say, the kiddos had fun tearing up Meg's house together, painting themselves, and having a house party at 9pm on Sat night. Sun morning reminded me of college 10 years ago -- flashbacks to mornings after a hard night of partying via the expressions on our kids' faces. 

Here are some photos of our fun together (just for you, Auntie Becky):

The artists at work:

Men at work

Toddlers committed fully to their art:

The morning after the party:

Check out the vacant expressions -- imagine the college students to be:

Men still at work:

The proud daddy

Proud daddy enjoying the fruits of his labors

Tired, tired boy

Safe travels, Uncle Rice -- Come home soon and sound!


Kim & Dave said...

Great pics!!! Your kiddos are getting so big!!!

Anonymous said...

thanks for posting Bec!! It was fun, and we love you all dearly.

Ericka said...

I love pictures with the Cip cousins!