Saturday, June 27, 2009
If Ethan is lucky, I'll give him the "Bad" cassette I have in my car when he gets older. May even leave him the sparkly glove in the box under our bed in his will if he plays his cards right. Maybe.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
I had my "big" ultrasound this afternoon. All through this pregnancy I have been absolutely convinced that we were having another boy. I had a dream about it, I just had a feeling from the very beginning.
Well, I was wrong. IT'S A GIRL!!!!!!!!! I was shocked when the tech told me, but lo and behold, there it was- the "money shot," if you will. Definitely no third leg there. And the three distinct little lines of girl parts. WHOA. I'm still digesting the news! But I am sooooo excited to have another sweet baby girl join our family! And everything was perfect with her, she even measures five or six days ahead of my due date so she's a big girl. Here are her ultrasound pictures:I think this baby looks just like Sadie when she was born- look at that second 3D pic! It's the Sades!
Monday, June 22, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
And Sadie just wants to be exactly like her big brother. She enjoyed carrying around her own tiny little golf club and picking up everyone's golf balls for them. I'm sure she was just trying to be helpful.
And then she tried her hand at Ethan's trick of just putting the ball directly into the hole. Seems to work well. We had to stop at the grocery store on the way home and Sadie kept playing with her dad's baseball cap, which I just thought was so cute.
We miss you, Daddy.
Friday, June 05, 2009
Thursday, June 04, 2009
It is great to see that this business has enough extra capacity that they feel the need to advertise. Maybe I should have considered the "Body Dumping" section of the economy when looking for employment.
I am not sure what the "Buying Guns" sign does for the motel piece of the business. Are people more or less likely to stay at a cheap, roadside motel if it is the kind of place that buys guns? Truly, these are questions for the ages.
The ultimate business proposition? An establishment that buys your guns and lets you dump your bodies. Would definitely meet an unmet market need.
One additional note - yes, the Pleasant View Motel also buys gold, diamonds and ammo - all while accepting your Diner's card.
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
I admit, the weather hasn't been perfect. It rained almost all last week and the temperature never got above 55. But every now and then we are rewarded with a nice day and some sunshine. Like yesterday and today. So we try to take advantage of it every chance we get. Paul is done with school for the semester and is home with us this week before he takes off for the Left Coast to spend his summer in the Bay Area. We decided it was a great time to do a little exploring across the river in Vermont.
Yesterday we hit up Billings Farm (pictured above), an old dairy farm that has been preserved and still has livestock that you can visit. Ethan and Sadie both loved it- they were mesmerized by the animals and even thought the indoor exhibits on 1800's farm life were interesting. Our visit started out a bit rocky, when this cow got a little up close and personal with Ethan (he refused to get anywhere near it after his initial encounter).
Sadie thought this cow was awesome, though
And apparently my pants tasted like some sweet grass because she kept licking me
Today's adventure was to a place called VINS, the Vermont Institute of Natural Science. They have bugs and amphibians and lots of birds. Here Paul poses with the kids in front of the bald eagles.
I love the look on her face in this one
So... you see? There's more to New Hampshire and Vermont than just snow and more snow. It's the perfect place to summer! (I just love using that word as a verb) And with Paul MIA all summer long, starting Monday, it's up to me to entertain the kids. Which means that by the end of next week I will be ready to sell them to gypsies. So, I need people to entertain me for three months. Any takers? Come on, you know you want to. We have nature! And no sales tax or seat belt laws! It's paradise!