Thursday, September 30, 2010

Birthday Boy!

Happy Birthday to Dan!

The kids got up and sang Happy Birthday to him all on their own while he was in the shower.  Too cute.
They gave him cards and are so excited that it's HIS day.

He gets to go to work, I took the day off.  Maybe I'll take a nap in honor of today.

I'll make shepherd's pie and carrot cake for dinner.  

He can be King for the day.

On another note, Audrey woke up dry today! She's doing incredible with potty training.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

10 years.

Where we Stayed:

Our room was the second floor windows covered in ivy.

 One of the many dining areas. Our dinner Friday night was a that corner table next to the fireplace.  We got in late so we had it all to ourselves.  I had lobster stuffed haddock. It was to die for.

Stuffed French Toast for breakfast Saturday. Life doesn't get any better than this.

We'd sit outside forever, watching the clouds lift from the mountains in the morning.

Another dining area.  We ate in here Saturday night in that little spot next to the window on the left.

View from the hot tub.

We took a hide up Diana's Bath on Saturday.  It was so peaceful & perfect.

Waterfall after waterfall.  Tons of areas to just sit in the water - we held off tho until it gets a little warmer!

Then we headed over to the top of Cathedral Ledge. Breathtaking.

Then we hiked the trail around Echo Lake.

 It's worth all the sweat when you have this room waiting for you:

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

New Playroom...

- Sent via Blackberry by the Verizon Network -

Friday, September 10, 2010

Are you BOARD?

It's been Karate week. 

Tuesday night - tested for new stripe, he did great. 5 more weeks till a new belt! 
Thursday night - Parent Coaching Seminar
Friday night - Kids Safety Seminar

Let's go back to Thursday night. The only reason I went was because for me going, he gets a really cool patch that goes on the pant leg of his uniform.  I thought it was going to be a lecture type seminar about helping your kid thru karate's challenges.  Whatever, I can give up 40 minutes to listen right?  WRONG. It was a CLASS.  I broke some serious sweat, I was NOT dressed properly for it and was shocked at how hard it really was.  

I was lined up with this other girl. We had to kick, punch, duck and do all kinds of other awkward moves at each other.  We'd punch each other and then immediately follow up with a "I'M SO SORRY!!!!!"   

At the end of class, we were handed a wooden block and told to break it.  I was first up.  I was nervous. I couldn't look stupid in front of the Entire class. They'd all laugh at me! What if it was really hard?!  What if it hurt?!? What if I got a splinter or broke a nail!?!

One strong heel punch, a loud KIAI, and I did it, snapped that thing in two. PHEW! 

He'd better appreciate that patch!  He'll be awarded it next Tuesday at class.  I sure hope it's an iron on. 

Then tonight, kids safety.   They talked about strangers, fire, emergencies and other random safety issues. They taught them how to get out of a wrist grab from a stranger, how to pretzel yourself around an object so you can't get stolen and how to yell for help the right way.

At the end of class, they handed boards out to the visitors to bring back tomorrow. He managed to claim a board and they let him break it right there on the spot!   

He did great! Split it right in half.  Sure made me proud! 

I only had my flashless cell phone with me. Would've been a great picture otherwise. Oh well.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

It's almost Sunday

While I can't seem to post NEW pictures, I can post old ones for now. 

It's almost Sunday.  Sunday is Canobie Lake Park day.  

These two birthday boys are excited beyond belief. 

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

technical difficulties

So for whatever reason this site and my photo organizer won't talk to each other.

Maybe they're fighting.

I think it's time they kiss and make up. Or I'll have to move on.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Happy 5th Birthday!!

He made this video Thursday morning before school:

For whatever reason that I don't feel like dealing with, the lips don't match up with what he's saying.  It's probably a Japanese program.

We're so proud of him and everything he's become in the last 5 years.  He amazes us and challenges us in ways we never imagined.

His birthday will include cupcakes at school, dinner with us - his request was to go to a place that sings to you, I think we're headed to Bugaboo, then presents & more cake at home.