14 October 2016

hampton court palace with h&h!

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it was so great having ian’s brother hyrum, his wife heather, and their five redheaded kids here in london in august! they spent a month in the uk and a month in ireland, and are just now settling in for three months in munich, before they head back to their home in pittsburgh. since we live so far away from most of our family members, it’s just so nice to have some loved ones nearby. we got to have a few adventures with h&h and the kids, the grandest being our trip together to visit hampton court palace on the august bank holiday.

hampton court is so so cool! all ten of us loved exploring the seemingly endless palace and grounds and learning about king henry the eighth and other british monarchs. it was a really lovely summer day and moses was so glad to be with his fellow ginger cousins :) we are looking forward to spending thanksgiving weekend in germany with h&h!

some photos from our day at hampton court…

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^^ little mo was totally amazed by the splendor of this place! :) ^^
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^^ there were lots of people dressed up in period clothing that taught us about england at the time of henry the eighth. ^^
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^^ woah! check out that staircase! can you spot ian and moses?! and this ^^ diagram was helpful! ^^
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^^ our crew making our way through the many courtyards to see lots of different cool stuff! ^^
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^^ i looooved this tall hedge that had little windows through it! ^^
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^^ ha! moses’s sunhat is a biiiiit on the big side! ^^
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^^ i think my very favourite thing at hampton court was all the chimneys – so many different quirky bricked designs! ^^
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^^ there’s a hedge maze at hampton court! we sure had fun trying to get to the middle! ^^
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^^ in the sensational rose garden! ^^
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^^ there was a food festival going on behind the palace! it was such a fun atmosphere with food stalls and entertainers and little tents set up with different activities. a total party! ^

2 comments :

  1. Oh man, we used to take people through there every few months all those years ago. Looks like they have a few new embellishments since then. The grounds are "to die for." What a cute little gaggle of redheads!

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  2. Those chimneys were really cool! Thanks for spending the day with us.

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