Monday, June 28, 2010

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Strawberries, sunshine, and summertime plants=more June


With all our strawberries, we made yummy popsicles and jam!

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ACR at the Bristol Pocock Festival (where Bob helped by watching J.  This of course was a picturesque calm moment.  But the gravel marks on his head reveal the more rockus moments.  They got silly on the swings, ending up with a head-first dive onto the rocks.  Bob stepped right up and cuddled Joseph for a minute while I got ice, and in no time J was right back on the swings.)

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Hangin’ at the beach.  Can’t wait to be back there!!!!!


I’ve been playing with plants a lot lately, though not all is success.  My garden is pretty lame, but I hold on to hope.  Today I found a baby rabbit in there, so that probably isn’t helping things.  However it was pretty fun to see the little guy.  Joseph and I watched him for a long time and I even got to touch him! 


Hmmmm . . . Maybe next year my little helper wont be naked all the time? Doubt it.


I LOVE my geraniums!  They are my first real potted flowers.  They were a gift (thanks Debbie) and very well chosen.  They are marked as deer resistant and I think that they are also rabbit, goat, and chicken resistant, which is very important around here!



 I repotted most of my indoor plants and tried to get a little creative.  I put the cactus (gift from the other Debi!) in a cool yard sale find, and a rosemary plant in a mason jar.  Brad thinks I’m crazy, but I found it entertaining.


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We also have some plants on our parch, which is quite fun.  For the first time we have strawberries and enjoy them every day right now ;-)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


 IMG_0224After all the crazyness surrounding birthdays we were happy to spend some relaxed time at home.  We got a little silly with the play dough . . .  

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We made some thank you notes (thought I didn’t quite send as many as intended . . . let me just say, THANK YOU ALL!)









We had some good pirate times . . .


Continue to love our “club house”







Or, sometimes pirate ship



Got nice and dirty


And, of course, still love those silly transformer pajamas

IMG_0031I also was honored to join Bri, Jacob, Aloysius, and Bernie to celebrate Amy’s college graduation! So freakin’ proud of her!

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 IMG_0055 This is from 5/26! Wow!








Fun times at a pirate festival at the Maritime Museum

 IMG_0063Brad took Joseph to Great Escape last week, a tradition of there's

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Just playing







Today we went strawberry picking (forgot to take pictures though) with friends and then played in the sun.   Joseph was awesome at picking strawberries!

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And then we visited dad at work!


Oh, and ate lots of strawberries :-)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

First Marriage Proposal

Not sure where you might be thinking I am heading with this, but I am talking about Joseph and his friend/suitor C!  We met C at playgroup and she immediately took a liking to my boy (of course!).  There are A LOT of kids at playgroup (20+ I would guess) so kids don’t always make new friends there.  But, after only one group C was following Joseph around and had to seek him out for a special goodbye.  The next week they again played together and soon her mother told me the following: “C always used to tell me that she was going to marry her old brother, but now she says she is going to marry Joseph!! “  Sooooo cute.  Actually, at one point Joseph seemed to get irritated with her always following him around and wouldn’t do the Hokey Pokey with her (wowza) during the music time, which sent her off sulking.  This is new social territory for mommy to navigate.  But we mended things and look forward to seeing more of C (though playgroup is over now and she lives faraway).  Actually, Joseph does seem to enjoy playing with girls sometimes.  At one playgroup he was rolling around with some of his favorites.  One parent commented, “Brad would be proud”, to which a father responded, “I’m proud” and he snapped this photo.  He sent it entitled LL Cool J and explained that this stands for “Ladies Love” ;)

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They don’t look terribly excited, but I think they just didn’t want to pose for the picture. 

Friday, June 4, 2010

Another rainy but happy party!

A couple pictures from Joseph’s last 3 year bday celebration, a family BBQ:


This was Joseph’s present from Brad and I (a craigslist find)!  He loves it, calls it his clubhouse, and wants to swing all the time.

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Of course it was sunny early in the morning, then darkened, and by lunchtime we had to move inside (oh yeah, and then it was beautiful again later!).  Oh well.  Look excited people!  I had to post this because I forgot to take a picture of the whole group.


Sharing his favorite book.




And some super boy-ey stuff. 

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We know he loves his cake!