Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Al bintu tasharabu.

That means "the girl eats". I am learning Arabic! I already feel like I can say so much and it is so exciting! I love learning languages. One of my life goals is to speak like five or six languages. I have spanish and now I'm working on Arabic. Next will probably be Italian. I feel like I should learn Chinese but I don't really want to. But I should. Maybe some day.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Pumpkin Fest '10! (Video)

Penny loved walking around and looking at the pumpkins and trying desperately to get lost in the crowd. Is it too early for her to be embarrassed by us?

Pumpkin Fest '10!

On Saturday night we took a spontaneous trip up to the Keene Pumpkin Festival in New Hampshire. It was awesome. I was expecting a couple hundred pumpkins lit in a field on a little farm--not so. They shut down the whole downtown and the streets are lined with shelves of pumpkins. At the very end of the street there was a 60 foot tall tower of pumpkins topped off with a HUGE pumpkin. It was such a great way to get into the fall spirit. I love fall in New England.

This last one is just precious Penny at the Library. Waltham has a great public library and we go there at least twice a week to read and play. She is just so cute I want to punch her in the face, but instead I just kiss her in the face. Lately she loves giving kisses and high-fives, coloring, identifying body parts, and reading all of her books at the same time.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


A couple of weeks ago we had our family pics taken by our good friend Bethany. We took them at the Old North Bridge which is also the site of the "shot heard round the world", which, for those who don't know, is the first shot fired in the revolutionary war! We're so patriotic. Lexington and Concord MA are some of the most beautiful places in the world. So glad we could have our pictures taken there.
Pat--we had some taken of Penny in her white dress and sweater but we only have these few preview pics so far!! We'll get those up soon...