Monday, December 26, 2005

Milo & his new horse on Christmas Morning

We celebrated Christmas, on Christmas Eve morning and here is a photo with Milo and his new pal, brown horse. He really enjoyed it! The best part, he played with each thing as he opened it for a godd five minutes. It took a while to get through his loot, but it was worth it. Now when he sees wrapped presents at people's houses he is all over it! What fun! I am working on him saying, "God Bless us Everyone!" before the New Year. We shall see what happens...
In Philly till next Tuesday, the fun has already begun.....

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Milo-dimples and wreath

Milo-dimples and wreath
Originally uploaded by zavodk.
hey yall! Well it is getting close to that time of year again. We decided to place the advent candles right on the childrens' head. they don't seem to mind,and it saves money for a hat! I think Milo might get excited for Christmas this year. You never know with kids though. This is Milos best friend Hannah. Every times she sees milo she screams, Mymo! Mymo! Its the best name for him so far, so change your Christmas card to Mymo please.......

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Milo squirts Aunt Liz in the Eye

The Kids 2
Originally uploaded by zavodk.
Hey all,
Hope you enjoy this funny little photo, Milo was having too much fun with the squirt bottle.
Maine is cold and snowy tonight, and our Christmas Tree is a-glow.
We made a wish list for Milo on Amazon, so come and visit if you like.
All sorts of books and toys that are Milo appropraite.
Can't wait to make the trek back to Philly.........the car is warmed up and waiting

Friday, December 02, 2005

Just hanging around

this is a little picture of milo showing off his young monkey like powers. You can't belive how much fun he had up there. i think he was happy that every one was shocked with their mouth open. This photo was taken by Dan Gross (Holly's better half)

Thursday, December 01, 2005

A hot dog doing 55 in the rain

big dog
Originally uploaded by zavodk.
Well it doesnt get better than this. Finding the Oscar Myer wiener mobile trucking down the New Jersey Turnpike! This made Chris' day.....

Saturday, November 19, 2005

LL all the way

LL all the way
Originally uploaded by zavodk.
Heys Kids! Did you know that the LL in LL Bean stands for Leon Leonwood Bean? Well now you do, aren't you happy you came to visit our BLog. Its nice to be able to give valuable information like that. I hope you enjoyed it! like fried chicken.
Before I forget, want to give a shout-out to Soccergirl for listing us as her newest and most elite contact on Flickr. Big ups, Soccergirl.
Sad to report that Chris is ill, and he is home with Milo, who is bouncing off the walls while I toil away the hours at work.
We are looking forward to our holiday trip to PHILADELPHIA, but not the actual drive. The BIG excitement of our lives, besides Milo saying HI and BYE all the time, is the chance to see HARRY POTTER on the IMAX!!!!! WooHOOO! Can't wait to see everyone over Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 11, 2005


Well the year is coming to a close. The weather is starting to turn very cold. We haven't had any snow yet, but it can happen any time. IM excited to start a regular Video blog now along with the daily photos of Milo. I don't know if any of you remember the Web cast we did a year or two back, this will be a much improved version. The video will be on the short side, mostly due to cost (and Milo free time) I'll see how much I can do before he wakes up!

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Cowboy up?

Originally uploaded by zavodk.
how about a little Josh on the Blog huh? I know he isnt as cute as milo, but he is just as big and loveable! We had fun at the party this weekend. We all got to camp together under the not so harvest moon.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

A new Milo movie

click the above line ^
. I got the movie site to work again! I can try to make more little snippets of our daily life. This is a great video of milo running at full speed, playing with the trees!

Milo's new sword

Milo's new sword
Originally uploaded by zavodk.
howdy yall, Let me just say that Ohma was having so much fun with Milo. They had a blast every day together. This is a picture of us returning form the party at deering oaks park. They had free games for the kids and Milo took them up on the offer. The weather was so mice that we didnt want to go home!

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

worst redeye ever!

Originally uploaded by zavodk.
Happy Holloween! Chris and Jenna both wooped it up this year, Jenna's costume was clever and sexy, Mine was a bad pun. This is a photo of Kevins better half Jess. I belive she won every prize for the party.... (well she did host it.) But I could be wrong. .....

A tree getting Hugged in the park

Originally uploaded by zavodk.
We had a little chill for a week or two. Milo was out in force, to hit the streets of portland. The best thing about winter here in Maine is that he gets to wear a lot of Hats!!!

Saturday, October 22, 2005

hedgehog, indian, pumpkin & sailor

hedgehog, indian, pumpkin & sailor
Originally uploaded by zavodk.
The Second Annual Little Halloweeners Afternoon Masquerade went off without a hitch, this past Thursday. Many a character was present, even Grandma from the Big Bad Wolf made an appearance. There were many witchy Moms and one excellent chef Dad. Chris was a star among the Mamas with his hit squash soup with crustinie....
The kids had fun running around and playing with each others bits of costumes. Milo was especially cute and he even kept his hat on, well at least for a bit, he only wears hats outside! Smart Kid!
Look for the up coming photos on Halloween when we go to the Halloween Parade.
Hope all is well. Its good here in the great old state o Maine, starting to get a bit chilly though. Seems we are staying put for the winter in our cozy digs....

Friday, October 21, 2005

Sunday, October 09, 2005

beach looking down

beach looking down
Originally uploaded by zavodk.
how great is this pic. it is like god over thier shoulder. or something

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Aunt Liz and Cousin Tiffany come for a visit

family at pine point
Originally uploaded by zavodk.
What fun we had! Thanks Liz and Tiff for coming to visit. We miss you already!

Thursday, September 08, 2005

family photo just right

family photo just right
Originally uploaded by zavodk.
Come on in folks and check out our labor day photos! We spent the afternoon on Peaks Island, come on in and enjoy!

Saturday, September 03, 2005

come and see other daring stunts I perform....

Milo is at his best when he is finding new hiding places. Come and take a look in the photo album to see what he has been up too!
Milo and Jenna are plannng a trip down to Philly on Sept. 14th for one week. Make some room, here we come...

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Go tell it on the Mountain

foggy family photo op
Originally uploaded by zavodk.
We went hiking last Sunday up on top of Bradbury Mountain. This was the foggy view from the top. By the time we made it to the bottom, the sun had burned all the fog away!
We are enjoying the last few weeks of August, being out and about. Milo is loving the playground, as always. I think tomorrow we are gonna hit the beach in the AM.
Maine is so beautiful this time of year. And if I can entice any of our dear readers to visit, now would be a fantastic time. Also I will be performing on Friday, Sept. 9 at the Space Gallery on Congress Street in the evening. Myself and Catherine will be doing our debut of the Dirty Dervish Delight, in an outdoor bonanza. If any of you are questioning what this Dervish Delight is, I will elaborate. It is Roller Burlesque, but we will be keeping out much toiled over costumes on!
So come one, come all!
Milo sends his love from nap land, and please do go into Flickr and enjoy the new photos.

Monday, August 15, 2005

goddess gathering, getting out and getting down

Denise getting down
Originally uploaded by zavodk.
In New Hampshire this weekend was Gailstorm's annual Goddess Gathering at her beautiful home.
It was warm and sunny, and the goddesses were afoot in the wood.
I was honored to attend. Here are some photos from an evening well spent. It was my first away from Milo and was an amazing experience to sleep alone in my tent..........
thank you, Gail and all you wonderful godesses Callie, Kaitlin, Laura, Jen Hag, Joanna, Megan, Erin, Maria, Karen, Brooke, Jamie, Willow, Rebecca, Mary, Amy, The Mom and daughter who I never got their names, Debbie and her Dominque, The Glow Girls, Duke, and one woman who I didn't speak with, and last but not least Lucia, Lucy, Lucie........and Chris for making it possible for me to attend.
I look forward to next year with a huge smile...........

Saturday, August 13, 2005

Yellow Boots and A Smile

yellow boots and smile 2
Originally uploaded by zavodk.
I couldn't resist putting this one on the blog. I hope you enjoy!

Friday, August 12, 2005

2 hats are better than one

2 hats are better than one
Originally uploaded by zavodk.
Gram left this morning, in the haze of a very early morning. We had a fun week with brake replacement and beach journeys, plus an excursion or two to the wading pool. We had a roasted chicken and bacon. We laughed alot. I finally learned how to use the sewing machine! (Thanks Pat!)
Milo is getting huge. He loves the sand and surf. Flinging wet sand and rocks. Muttering crazy words like "onoff" and "ishy". At Dr. Balzer's this week he weighed 24.7 and was 31 inches long. He started climbing with a vengence in the apartment. He even climbed into the toy box this week. (please see photos)
We are making plans for many a Philly journey this fall, stay tuned!
Big ups to Nina...!

Thursday, August 11, 2005

a dress for every occation

Originally uploaded by zavodk.
here is a pic of jennas dress. this is a reference for missyzm24!

Saturday, July 30, 2005

getting into trouble

getting into trouble
Originally uploaded by zavodk.
Last week Milo visited the ER because he had a high fever. Turns out, he and his friends caught the cocksackies (please note this is a phoenetic spelling) virus. He has recovered from his illness and is up to good old trouble again. Chris caught him in the cabinet beneath the sink caught behind the pipes. No matter to Milo, he still stopped to smile for the photo.
Chris is off this weekend and we hope to make the most of it. Festival of Nations here we come.....

Thursday, July 28, 2005

A flashback photo...

i got the mic So sorry about the long delay for all those starving Milo fans... Last week Milo was sick with a fever.. nothing too bad. I have to upload the photo from the other day when he was stuck under the sink! well worth the wait!
Originally uploaded by zavodk.

Thursday, July 14, 2005

all down hill

all down hill
Originally uploaded by zavodk.
Well summer is under way here in Maine. The fam took the day to go to the oaks and hit the playground. Milo met up with his old pal Nate for a good time around the park. The Maine sin inlater summer, fall is the best, it almost feels magical.

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Fun with the son

Originally uploaded by zavodk.
Hi Yall,

Well today we went to Two lights State park with Milo. This is one of the most spectacular places along the Maine coast. It really is breath taking walking alog the cliff right above the ocean. Complete with grills! Milo had a blast avoiding the poison hedges! the dogs were damn good

a poem for Gladys

I drove over rutted farm roads,
through woods & marshes
caught your tree first in my field of vision
5 stories tall and sitting on a hill
its limbs knotty & furled with your photographs
like leaves and newspaper clippings hung high
& dancing in the ever changing Maine sky
below the tree, a stack of books opened
and a horse with a mournful eye
& you a girl
asleep in the pea patch-belly full like a turnip
your house a silent clapboard museum
the fields left to the birds & in the barn
stood your old airplane, sundusted soft, light filtering through the cracks and windows

In an old woman's dream there are vegetable patches,
with corn, cucumber & carrots
there are sneaky sisters & lost brothers
horses along the beach,
fragile fingers poking at an electric typewriter
forgotten friends who call, a cat whose name is no longer remembered
there are always cats- you said
& dogs who slept in the barn with the mice who dared to creep
which beside lay a road
not many drove upon
a grove in the far corner of the field hidden along the forest line-irrigation ponds which housed a thousand birds in the fall, a step ignites their rapid flight
with you hlding my arm, to steady against there migration

the hydrangea morph from white to pink
color caught & plucked to dry among the rafters
& rocks that your father rolled
in the trees your brother's climbed
the moss has grown on the bark
branches fallen and regrowing
lying in the brush
they taken your broom, the garden's now weeded through
the bulkhead locked and tied
your house stands alone
a cup on the counter
flys awakening in the window wells
you've moved on

eating memories as you lie awake far from home
a friend on a train, a hand you held, a bridle, a little girl's favorite food
a grandfather's face against the deep wooden walls,
a hand leaving no impression
your a child in Salem, with the two French girls on the boulevard
at the church that rocked its Baptist feet
forever moved
presently your arms ache to make the motion of climbing
to the highest point of the tree,
where your airplane awaits
for you-
the only woman to guard our jagged coast.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Is this a hint?

Originally uploaded by zavodk.
well well well a yellow jeep i see.... in Portlnad?

Monday, July 04, 2005

Click here to see the video...!

howdy! ok well im working on a new version of the Milo blog. One that includes video.(so that makes it a vlog!) im still in the middle of it, so it is a little ruff around the away though

Thursday, June 30, 2005

Oh so Hannah

Originally uploaded by zavodk.
Com on, they dont get any cuter than that. After one its all down hill. This was taken from a playdate on the park. The storms have set in on Maine the past few days. It gets hot and muggy, then the wind picks up and the fun begins. We were driving home the other day right before one hit. Me and Jenna watched it roll in off of the ocean minutes before it opened up. Milo was unfazed by the thunder.....go figure.

Saturday, June 25, 2005

just ducky

just ducky
Originally uploaded by zavodk.
Hi every body... This was a few weeks ago at this point. Me and Milo took his new red wagon out for a spin. We were in deering oaks feeding the duckies. well I should say that I was feedig them Milo was trying too eat the flowers.

Thursday, June 23, 2005

a fishy look

a fishy look
Originally uploaded by zavodk.
ok I thought I would mix it up with a picture of jenna. Milo is still in there, but foot only. So the car is fixed. Im sure you are thinking that you had no clue it was broken, but it was. $135 dollars later and some yelling all is well now.
I like to give "big ups" to Floyd. The man on a mission.....

under the bridge

under the bridge
Originally uploaded by zavodk.
hey look! I can see behind me. We all had a great day together. Last night we had some friends over for dinner, and it acctually tasted good! It even involved us sitting at the table, together! this photo is from the next morning. playing on our big ole' bed...

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Beach daze.

Originally uploaded by zavodk.
well he love the sand, not the cold ocean. Chris skipped rocks as Jenna scanned the sky. Milo found some huge pieces of seaweed to play with. We were just so happy to be out in the sun!


Originally uploaded by zavodk.
a nice picture jenna took of the front room. She fancies her self, some what of a shutter bug these days....

A new look!

Wow we got way behind on the blog huh?It looks a little different because, I haven't seen much traffic lately now that the weather has been nice. Jenna is off at the coffee house on a field trip, Milo is down for the night. I just got done working 14 of the past 15 days (not fun). Did I mention we need a cook at my job? We have a lot in the works, On my day off I get to work on the car and we get to host a party for some friends, when it rains it pours!

Thursday, June 02, 2005

stroller kids

stroller kids
Originally uploaded by zavodk.
Hello all! This is a photo from the Philadelphia Zoo of Milo and Talia. We are back and sadly Milo came home with a virus, poor little guy has had a low fever, just when the weather has gotten nice. We are managing, just happy that he remains in good spirits for the duration of his illness.
We got Milo a small broom today at the hardware store and he love it. I am at work right now and I talked to Chris on the phone and he said that Milo tried to take the broom to bed with him. What a hoot. Is that something only a mother enjoys?
We did have a great time in Philly....what a lovely spring and what a wedding Brandon had, simply decadent.
Even made it too the zoo with Melissa and the kids. That was such fun!
We will keep you posted. Don't forget to click on the photo here to the right to take you to the flickr web site, we've posted a ton of photos for your enjoyment....

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

We are home!

Originally uploaded by zavodk.
the Pines, the pines..........
this photo is from the festival the weekend before our visit to Philly.

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

they Are HOME!

ok well the fam is back together again. Chris is a happy man again. Milo and mom had a great time in philly. I know you want photos, im working on it tonight

Friday, May 27, 2005

see you

see you
Originally uploaded by zavodk.
HI, i know this isn't a new photo, but it will have to do. The big holly day and no one is around. I say the week ends are over rated......bah humbug

Jenna/ Milo are back on Tuesday...


Wednesday, May 25, 2005


Howdy there ...

Sorry for the brief pause in posts. We were just in Philly (jenna still is) and I left the camera adapter in Maine. Milo is enjoying life closer to the mason Dixon line, I had a nice drive through a Nor' Easter to get back to Portland. The weather was nice in Philly when i was there. Here in Maine it has been raining for about a month! It is supposed to be sunny some time next week......We are all very depressed. SO some new photos next week, Tuesday abouts...

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

off in the distance

off in the distance
Originally uploaded by zavodk.
Its been a wacky Wednesday. Milo went to the doctors this morning for his 12 month check up. He now weighs almost 22 pounds. After the doctors we took a ride to Kettle Cove and jumped into the misty fog, there, playing and the like. Milo walked around in the sand and on the trails, playing with sticks, stones and dirt....every kids delight. Please do click on the photo which will take you to Flicker, our photo storing website, there are 20 photos from todays journey. Enjoy!

Thursday, May 05, 2005

the boys at play

the boys at play
Originally uploaded by zavodk.
Milo had so many freinds at his party were having so much fun. it was a blast

all my ducks in a row...

all my ducks in a row...
Originally uploaded by zavodk.
All they guys of the party got together and were chewing on the couch, It was a great time by all.

family hug

family hug
Originally uploaded by zavodk.
.happy Birthday! hes one, we had some fun. Excuse my pun, but I am done.

Friday, April 29, 2005

so big!

Originally uploaded by zavodk.
Milo took the family for a walk the other day, Wednesday. It was cool and windy, but it didn't stop Milo from having a good time. He walked in the park, Daddy put him up in the trees and he threw leaves all around.....what a day!

it is a banner day!

Originally uploaded by zavodk.
he yall, The world of milo has been doing good. He is almost runnig around, chasing us through the house! He still surprises us with words now and again, yesterday he said "shoes" he is so much fun, I can wait to get back home from work everyday to see him.

Friday, April 22, 2005

Da' smirk

Originally uploaded by zavodk.
well it was just jenna's Bday! she is older than me now... We had a great day, Jenna was showered with gifts and love from every one. I made shure she had plenty of cake.....

Hannah and Milo sitting in a tree

Originally uploaded by zavodk.
On Wednesday, Chris and I watched Hannah for Her Mom, Melissa...a friend of ours. Hannah is about a week older than Milo and these to really get along well. Right before this photo was taken Milo has sauntered up to Hannah and gave her a hug and a kiss. That was why I got out the camera....we had a fun day. Hannah is a great baby. Next week I will be watching her on my own!

Saturday, April 16, 2005

hey Yall.

Originally uploaded by zavodk.
ok i know this isnt a new photo, but i found a program where you can make your own comic. I think i can have alot of fun with this one. Keep an eye out for more stuff soon

Thursday, April 14, 2005

We got some sun

Last sunday we went out for a little jaunt to make some noise and celebrate the begining of spring! it was a beautiful day. We were in the "Day of the Ram" parade. We had a lot of fun! the weather just made us so happy! Wicj is why we all cried when it snowed the next day.....

the horizon
Originally uploaded by zavodk.

ram parade pt 2

ram parade
Originally uploaded by zavodk.
We walked about 2 miles through the city, up the Munjoy hill to over look the Eastern prom. It was a warm day and when we got over the hill there was a cool breaze off of the bay, it was like summer for a day...the parade ended in a BBQ! fun for all!