Sunday, June 17, 2012

Fathers Day!

Happy Father's Day to all the fathers in my life! We headed out to the Old North Bridge to enjoy the  weather and take a few pics.

 This is Steve. We expected his name to be something cool and British-y so when he said Steve we all started laughing. Steve was not amused.

 This picture is kind of the most perfect picture of Penny ever. She doesn't really know how to be normal in pictures (see every other picture).

 Crews pretty cute though and he still knows how to be normal in pictures. Gosh I love him. He is the smiliest, sweetest little boy in the world. He's already 3 months old!!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Penny's 3!!!

 I can't believe my girl is 3!!! She is such a sweet, funny, intelligent girl and I couldn't love her more. She is the joy of my life and I thank Heavenly Father for her every day. We celebrated with a balloon party because Penny is obsessed! (What 3 yr old isn't? But Penny especially so...)

 I had to improvise with the cake stand (upside down coke cup on a plate...)

 I loved these candy tubes I found online but I have to say they were the biggest hassle, spilling those tiny circle candies on the floor every 10 minutes.
 The place was packed with balloons, there were more on the floor.

 Dave was our creepy, five-o-clock shadow balloon animal guy. They were a huge hit.

 This face sums Penny up:

 Her best bud, Eliza.

 They were tuckered out after the party (it must have been tough decorating, baking a cake, making lunch, and cleaning the house. Oh wait, that was me.)
 Little Crew slept like a champ through the whole event, bless him.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Home Made Day

Feeling very home-makery today. I made some holiday blocks and chicken noodle soup. I distinctly remember telling Dave about four years ago when we were engaged as we sat down to homemade chicken noodle soup with some newly married friends that I would never make noodles from scratch. It turns out that they're ridiculously easy so I did do it after all.

Starting to feel ready for Christmas music...

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy Halloween!

I was so sad to take down all my Halloween decorations today (but at least now I get to start thinking about Christmas :)! We had a great Halloween. Our trunk-or-treat got cancelled due to bad weather but we had a little impromptu Halloween party at our place with some friends and had a great time.
Dave was some hispanic nationality guitar player, and had a sweet stache. Actually every guy who came to our halloween party ended up wearing one of the many sweet staches from Dave's kit. Penny and I were flamenco dancers. She could never quite say what she was but loved dancing to Dave's spanish guitar music and saying "ole!"

We had a blast riding the train in to Beacon Hill on Halloween night with some great friends and their adorable kiddos. Wish I had more pics of them but all I had was my i phone. I was the only adult in the group foolish, or awesome, enough to dress up. That always seems to be me...
Every time we saw any little girl dressed as a princess Penny would bolt over to her, quietly mumble about princesses while everyone tried to discern what she was saying, and awkwardly touch their dresses. It was adorable. She went in for the hug on this one.

Penny is an interesting trick or treater. She runs as fast as she can from door to door, but then takes about 5 minutes choosing the best piece of candy and inspecting the decorations. This is her choosing a piece carefully, its a horrible quality dark i phone pic, but you get the idea.
It was another great Beacon Hill Halloween and we were so grateful the weather cooperated for us!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Keene Pumpkin Fest '11

This year was our second annual trip to the Keene Pumpkin Festival and it did not disappoint. Over 30,000 carved, lit pumpkins. This year we had our friend Devan visiting from CA to enjoy it with.

Penny loved looking at all the pumpkins, declaring "it's a PUMPKIN PARTY!"

These are our kitty faces...

We enjoyed a bag of kettle corn as big as Penny, among other delicious fair fare.
The 65 foot high pumpkin wall. It was magical and if we are still unfortunate enough to be living in Boston next year we'll definitely go again!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Wild Kittens

I hate titling blogs, and how much time blogging I spend trying to title my blogs. I don't blog frequently enough for the titles to be anything but "Lately", "What We've Been Up To", etc. so if I spend more than 30 seconds thinking about it I'm just going to put down the first thing that comes to mind.

In any case, here's what we've been up to lately. We got an i mac, which has been very exciting and I learn new amazing things about it every day. For example I just learned like 5 minutes ago that any pics I take on my i phone get automatically uploaded to i photo!! Amazing. This is the future.

Me and Penny went to the Museum of Science with Diane and Sophie. Penny was really excited to be inside the space shuttle since she has lately become obsessed with "blasting off".

We went to Gore Place and played with some chickens. Penny got to see the farmer gathering all the eggs from the coop and now refers to eggs as "chicken eggs". Like, "Penny what do you want for breakfast: oatmeal or eggs?" "Um, uh, chicken eggs." Which is another funny thing Penny does, whenever you ask her to make a choice she always contemplates with an "Um, uh..." Kids are cute.

The chicken event was fun until Penny got ATTACKED by a rooster. Seriously, imagine how frightening it would be if a 5 foot rooster ran at you and flapped its wings in your face and brandished its talons at you. Not fun. I was afraid she would hate chickens so I took a lot of time to explain to her that it was a BOY chicken, called a rooster, and that it attacked her because it was a boy. So now she'll just hate boys. I prefer that.

In other news, Chris Christie just endorsed Mitt Romney, yay! This is me and P at a Romney event in NH.