Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Nate: "Salami is good for the body"
Andrew (I can't remember what the context was): "I think I'm the problem"
Andrew: "Nate if you don't stop talking I'm going to roll up in a ball."
Nate: "Daddy, I want to make Jesus a present."
Daddy: "What Jesus wants is for us to obey his commands."
Andrew: "Mom, we have a lot of doors. Can we sell one?"
Nate: "Mom, the cloud in Egypt killed the firstborn ... what would happen if they were twins?"
Andrew: "I'm Darth Vader. I'm Luke Skywalker. I'm Pinocchio."
Andrew: "I'm not your grandma. I'm Batman."
Nate: "Andrew, please go out! I want to talk to myself."
Nate: "Dad, I'm going to need a week of peace, so you can help me"
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Here is what our first foray looked like... gearing up in the garage:
Starting out slOWly.
Andrew gives Craig the "look" as he rides with no feet.
Easy does it...
Running is still faster, mom! (For anyone who has not been to our house - its in the background.)
Hey guys - watch where you are going!!!
Monday, December 29, 2008
He had been asking for a hamster for MANY months. We told him when he turned 5 he could get one (hoping he'd forget). He didn't... Instead of a hamster we adopted Eliza from his cousin who had one too many animals.
We made her a large cage. She runs laps each morning & evening. It's like an exercise routine. She also begs for lettuce everytime she hears the rustling of a plastic bag. And she can be quite vocal. Her favorite foods are apples, pears, lettuce & Timothy hay.
Enough with introductions... meet Eliza...
Then came the party. Can't have a party without a party hat!
Pop (Craig's dad) has a birthday just a few days after Nate. They celebrated together.
This is Nate's official annual birthday portrait in the leaves. I think Craig was running backwards for this shot :).
Now Andrew has way too many facial exrpessions to post, so here are a few from playing in the leaves.
Monday, December 15, 2008
On our drive up we stopped at a rest area in Pennsylvania. There was some sort of moth emergence happening and they were all over the trees. We did close-up inspections of the event.
We arrived at the cottage late that night, so it was straight to bed for all. But EARLY the next morning the boys hit the beach in front of the cottage. I'm talking sunrise.
Our daily activities can be summed up thus - swim, play in sand, fish, eat, sleep, repeat... and occasionally care for an injured dragonfly.
Not so nice brotherly love...
Nice brotherly love...
And my sweet little baby - who is 3!
One day we took a trip to York Beach, Maine. We always stop at Nubble Light for a climb on the big rocks.
Then we ventured to the cold Maine waters at York Beach. Imagine 55 deg water. And sand that sticks like clay - would you be smiling like this?
Andrew decided to wave chase rather than dive and dunk.
Our newest activity this year was fishing. Nate has become a master at side casting. And Andrew is catching onto it fast (note the pun).
We caught a bunch if little perch and one trout. Then Nate hooked a 4+ lb bass! We don't have a picture of it because the fishing line snapped as we were pulling him up to shore... But the boys can now tell you their 1st real fish story!Nate is fish spotting.
And that's what we did on our summer trip this year.