No, we have not embraced child labor, Tristan and William are trying out their bubble mowers on one of the first warm days of the summer (94 degrees!)
While Jennifer was out of town, Tom took the boys up to Macedonia State Park to go fishing with Tristan’s friend Rory. Rory’s dad, Andrew, has supplied the equipment in the past, but this time Tom brought his own nets ($1 butterfly nets from Target).
Tom is also thinking of become a portrait artist:
Tom’s latest obsession is the family tree. His sister, Deborah, started this a long while ago with the goal of seeing how far back the family went. Tom’s simply want to understand how his boys are related to Jennifer’s sprawling branch of relatives. Check out the tree at http://paynebancroft.myheritage.com.
But the boys put out their colored Easter eggs in hopes that they Easter Bunny would come in the morning and hide them…
Is is becoming something of a tradition for the Payne’s to celebrate Easter with a visit to the Lieberman’s for Passover Seder.
This year, we were joined by cousin Mikey. It was Mikey’s first seder. Here he is reading a portion of the haggadah, the story of Passover, while Tristan enjoys some matzah.
Tristan took some good closeups of our host, Mel.
One of the positive aspects of Norm’s passing was the fact that Tristan and William got to spend some quality time with their cousin Madeline.
Here are some cleaner pictures…
Madeline (from South Carolina) was joined by 2nd cousins Kasey and Konnor.
Greg and Konnor geeking on their phones…