Tuesday, April 15, 2014

I blame Instagram....

I can not even believe that it has been over six months since I last posted!...time sure does fly!!! Every time I think about catching up it just seems so overwhelming that I don't do it, but I have decided to go for it.  So much has happened in the past six months and I have not documented it here.  I have sort of documented it on Instagram, but it's not quite the same.  So, in an attempt to catch up I will be "back-blogging" as well as posting current stuff.   Be patient with me, this is a HUGE job, and I will no doubt go slowly, but the good news is I'm baaaack!!!

When we go to Adam and Julia's house I'm not sure who Cole is more excited to see, Adam, Julia, or Frank, the backhoe.  No offense to Adam and Julia, but I think Frank wins!  Cole loves him/it, but it's no surprise since he is obsessed with all heavy machinery, and as you can see, Kate likes to support that obsession :0)  She makes sure to point out all machines to Cole, and has him very excited for a ride in Frank this spring...she may even tag along...

Friday, October 25, 2013


Fall is such a great time, the first cool down after the hot hot summer, the slight crispness of the air...I love it!  I love watching the leaves turn colors, and I really love when they fall to the ground and you can make a huge pile and jump in it over and over again!  Well, the kids love that too!  I got to raking and made a HUGE pile, and the kids ran up and down the hill yelling and laughing and just loving life:0) 

Don't you just love a good leaf pile?!  

I love the looks on their faces! 

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Update: Month Twenty Four

Whether I believe it or not, my baby is two years old.  For the past week we have been practicing with Cole, telling him he was two, and he had been saying that just fine....ask him today, and he said "free" (three)!  By the end of the day he was saying four (through giggles)...silly guy :0)  Cole is busy at two, but that's no surprise, he was busy at one!  One thing he is especially busy working on is talking...he has been putting two or three words together, and is quick to repeat anything that Kate says.  We recently moved turned Cole's car seat to the forward facing position, so now he tells us everything he sees as we are driving down the road...it's really cute!  I could go on and on, but I will let you enjoy some pictures until the next update :0)
 Being a goose as usual.
Figuring out his birthday present...a remote control car.
Blowing out the birthday candles.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Update: Month Fifty Four

Because it's Friday the 13th, you get a bonus Kate update!!  Kate is 54 months old today...some might say 4 1/2...whatever :0)  Since her birthday, Kate has continued  to have a thirst for knowledge and can count past 100 and has recently starting doing subtraction.  We decided not to put her in preschool this fall, but she is about to start dance class again and she says that she wants to play the piano.  I told her we'd need to get a piano, and they are hard to get, and she assured me that "Oh no mom, we could just put it in the back of dad's truck!"...not hard at all!  I love all the cute/funny things that she says, and I try to write them down so I can look back someday and smile :0)  I actually need it now to remind myself how cute she can be, as she is a sneaky little devil and she doesn't love listening...two things we are currently working on...I'll keep you posted on that!  She loves to hike, and is able to do our whole "trail" as she calls it with no problem.  She especially loves to guess what animal left certain tracks or poop, then we look it up when we get home.   
 Sort of a half smile.
I hope Kate doesn't lose her love of swimming over the winter!
Such a good big sister!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Science Center

We did an overnight in Holderness, and even though is was raining in the morning, we outfitted everyone in raincoats (a staple if you live in New England) and headed to the science center.  This was by far the coolest place I have been in a while!  It was like a zoo set in the forest, and I would love to have a season pass with Kristina and the girls!!
It was a great opportunity to use the umbrella we had got at the bookstore!! 
Cole was checking out the mountain lion...or trying to anyway, I'm pretty sure we didn't actually see him.
Kate at the same exhibit.
Marc and I had matching coats, as did Kate and Cole, so it only made sense to get a family photo :0)