Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Grace is six months old today!

18 pounds 2 ounces
26.5 inches
getting really good at rolling around...
number of times she's slept all night...0

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Gull Pond

Yesterday was in the 80's so we put on our bathing suits and headed to Gull Pond...My Friends Ann and Hannah came with their kids

Skylar..Sand on head compliments of Cooper
Cooper trying to put sand on Sam's head

For those of you who haven't seen me in a while...that's not me :)

When I was in college we used to run on the trails back here and then strip down for a swim. I never imagined taking my own kids here to play...Oh, how times have changed!

Wonderful weekend

After what has been one of the coldest and wettest springs that I can remember, this weekend was perfect. Temperatures in the high 60's. We hardly came inside. When you live in New England, it's easy to forget that you have neighbors...for like five months, you don't see anyone...this weekend we had an impromptu block party. It was great. All the kids played together and the parents shared in watching. Sam had a great time and Brad and I managed to get some yard work done. I filled five leaf bags, and there are more to be filled (can you believe it mom?). Brad hung window boxes and planted some much needed grass...Sam played with everything...Grace lounged...

Home sweet window to red door, light fixture and number...Brad has become so handy...if you look closely, you can see our Easter Egg trees...tribute to Nanny!

We bought the T on Saturday morning...after owning it for about 45 minutes, it was held together with duck tape...

Our next door neighbor and Sam's girlfriend Shayla...he LOVES her

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Cool Web Site

Maybe everyone in the world already knows about this, but I just discovered it today. Etsy -Check it out, there is some great stuff!

Sunny Day

After a week of rain and cold we saw the sun! Sam's friend Skylar and his little brother Tye came over to play.

New Tricks!

Yesterday she tipped over and fell she can sit! The last picture isn't so great, but it shows how straight she can do it. I only got a few shots before all hell broke loose...Grace tried to grab Sam's train every time it went by...they had their first fight...I ended up with two screaming babies...

Monday, April 16, 2007

We started solids!

Grace had sweet potatoes for dinner tonight. She was very serious and made some great faces, but I think she liked them!

Friday, April 13, 2007

Potty Training...part 1

This morning we (Sam) put ''big boy" Elmo underwear on when we got dressed. Without being too graphic, I changed a diaper last night that was way too "grown-up" and I just's time. He was really interested last summer, but I was way to pregnant and tired to take it on. I've kind of been feeling like I blew a chance...he says things like, "I like bein soakin wet"...but he has done AWESOME today. Two accidents, but we were playing outside and I forgot to remind him. He's so proud of himself! So cross your fingers and say a prayer...I'm hoping to be buying diapers for one by May!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

The swing set is up...finally!

It took three professional swing set builders six hours and two trips to build this monster...The first time they came, it was missing a bag of hardware (it would have probably taken Brad and I a weekend to figure out that pieces were missing...). It's up and Sam is "so excited". He's so funny, he told me that the rock wall is too dangerous for me to climb.

"My tummy hurts!"

This morning I was downstairs having breakfast when Sam yelled from the top of the stairs, "Mommy, my tummy hurts...bad". This is what I found...

That basket was full! If you look closely you can see the foil from chocolate eggs all over the floor!

"Decorating" Easter Eggs

Started off very serious, very careful....turned into a very fun mess...take a look!