The Kapur family has been on a wild ride for the past several weeks.. To tell you the truth, I think it's the Fourth of July, but I'm not entirely certain of the date these days. (Happy 4th to all of my friends in the US if I do have the date right!)
In NJ school gets out quite a bit later than other parts of the country, but the Lad finally graduated on June 23. Both grandmas were here to celebrate with him. Aren't the three of them cute together?
When my mom came for graduation so did this lovely quilt that she made for Sofie. Despite the summer temps, Sofie has been wrapped in it since its delivery. (Aren't you glad that this post isn't totally devoid of craftiness?)
Sofie had to miss Anders's graduation. She was at a book release party for a project that she's spent a good bit of time on over the past 9 or so months. Last fall Sofie was asked by author Josh Farrar to work on a recording project. He had just completed a YA novel called Rules to Rock By, about Annabelle Cabrera a 13 year old who "used to be" a rock star. Josh's concept was to record an album to accompany the book. Sofie was asked to be one of the singers, along with very talented and adorable, Justine Skyers. (You can hear the songs by heading over to Amazon and listening to the samples there.) It makes me giddy to see my daughter's name on Amazon, iTunes, and in reviews both on-line and in print. She has really grown through the professional recording experience she has had working on this project. Sofie, Anders and their band mate Hunter are all playing shows this summer as part of the fictional band "The Bungles". Their own band, The NowhereNauts also has several shows. You will find show information on Facebook for the Rules to Rock By Bungles and The NowhereNauts. Join both group pages for updates.
Him (in a very calm voice): Hi mom
Me: What's up Anders? (I know he's calling from the soccer field because I had just driven past and seen him playing.)
Him: Um, I broke my leg. I know it's broken because my foot is flopping around.
At this point my heart begins to race and we agree that since an ambulance is on it's way I should meet him at the hospital. Forty eight hours, one titanium rod and 2 titanium plates later we returned home with pain killers, injections for blood thinners and a pair of crutches, ready to begin our summer again. Luckily there are soccer games to be watched, summer reading to be accomplished and good friends to help pass the time.
Here's hoping things settle down just a little bit here at Casa TTL.