Sunday, October 31, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
One of the big benefits to living in the big city is all the fun things to do and see. We love it.
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Monday, October 25, 2010
PS. I just checked, this happened exactly a year ago, spooky right?
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Wednesday, October 20, 2010
We enjoyed our second Cranberry Festival (although it wasn't as fun without Grammy and Poppy there). Some of the best things were the Owl show (Maya had her little hand raised almost the entire time, she was in heaven), The huge sand pile (Casey burried each of the kids up to their necks and pretty much everyone got at least a little sand in their mouths), The cranberry harvest tour, and the free samples of Crasins (the pomegranate juice ones are delicious).
We asked a stranger to take our family picture this year and it was somewhat less than perfect, but it'll have to do. Last year Grammy took our picture and Casey liked it so much he used it as our Christmas card. We'll have to think of something else for this years Christmas cards. Oh, as a side note, it's not required to wear red, we just decided last year it'd be fun to all dress as cranberries, and we continued the tradition this year too (I took the festivities a little further by wearing a "Cranberry" hat). I know, we're nerdy!
Porter wanted to take a turn carrying Miles around on his back. He lasted about 3 minutes, but it sure was cute. I love that kid (all those kids).
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Tuesday, October 19, 2010
After visiting the Cranberry Festival we decided to go spend the last remaining hours of daylight at Cape Cod. We struggled to find a beach area, and eventually asked a random stranger in the grocery store parking lot. She was kind enough to take us to her personal neighborhood private beach and inform us that "they never check for parking stickers", so we gratefully invaded. We found all kinds of interesting items such as dead crabs, and this huge dead fish that the sea gulls were dining on before we scared them all off. I figure it's only fair that we scared them seeing as the crabs scared the bejesus out of Bennett (I just looked up the term bejesus "The original term was "scared the Bee Jesus out of me". Bee Jesus is like regular Jesus, only for bees. Having him in you is bad, because then he stings you from the inside. Bee Jesus is known to be frightened by loud, sudden sounds."). I could hardly put him down the rest of the time we were there, he kept scanning the sand and saying "Something is going to bite my toes off". Porter and Maya had a blast, they love everything about the beach, the waves, the gross smelling ocean creatures, shell hunting, sand drawing, etc. EVERYTHING.
It was a pretty chilly day and we were all a little cold by the time the sun went down, so we headed over to the nearest McDonalds to warm our hands up with some french fries and ice cream (i know, but when did the cold keep ANYONE from eating ice cream?)
Posted by Amanda at 4:04 PM
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Bennett is really into potty humor. We've had to ban the words "Fart" and "Poop" and new words are being banned daily. The other night I was laying in bed with him and trying to teach him his birthday, so I would say "Bennett your birthday is November 2" then I'd ask him "When's your birthday?" and he'd say something silly like "November bed" or "November Book" naming different objects in his room rather than the date. I kept trying until he answered with "November Pee". I said "Bennett that's a potty word we don't say that" and he answered by saying "I said Pee like the letter". One word Manipulative!
Another time I was on the phone with Sarah and we were on speaker phone when she told one of her kids "We don't like potty words" Bennett perked up from his playing and said proudly "I like potty words, POOP". What am I going to do with this kid?
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Friday, October 15, 2010
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Monday, October 11, 2010
Last swimming of the season at Nana and Grampy's pool. We sure love that swimming pool. Even though it's too cold to swim we wish we were there now.
And we love Dad who's always willing to get wet and throw people around.
Miles got his first hair cut. He went from a cute little fluffy headed sweetie pie...
to a coarse thick haired little munchkin. Sometimes I miss that baby hair a lot, but I guess it was time.
The other night Casey randomly suggested we dip pretzels, so...
Yep, Bennett decided to dump the entire bottle of sprinkles on them. Yummy!
Chocolate brings out the crazy in all of us.
Does it get much better than this? Oh, it could be better if there were no clean up afterward. My feet had weird little speck on them the rest of the night from stepping on sprinkles.
Miles found a box of Bisquick the other day and, through an amazing display of licking and smearing, managed to plaster his entire face. He earned a bath for him and his grateful brother, unfortunately he was so eager to hop in the tub he wouldn't let me get a picture (well I got one, but it's so stinkin' blurry). They both love tub time. And with that I think my blog is actually caught up except for the pictures from this weekend when we went to the CRANBERRY festival and CAPE COD. Post to follow shortly.
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