well our guests are here for the new year, and chris went nuts and shaved it all off. No real reason , just because.
Jenna eat your heart out I got Bayleigh first!
Friday, December 29, 2006
Thursday, December 28, 2006
we are back from another trip down south. The christmas season is over, and milo has much to be thank-full for.
He had so much fun playing with his family and friends, now it is time for snow. We have a tom of photo's but the are stuck in Philly for a while in "Computer Limbo" I guess we will just have to buy Nana a new mac huh?
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Monday, December 11, 2006
Today we wrote a letter to Santa, with our please and thank you's included! Milo was really excited to dictate the letter. He specified three presents, but listed off about five....
He can hardly wait & honestly neither can we. This Christmas is gong to be much fun!
Happy Holiday Season....
Thursday, December 07, 2006
Milo jumped out from behind the curtain yesterday at the Children's Museum. He was a hidden dragon in the cave....Look out everyone.
I would like to ntroduce a new feature to the Blog.....a stolen feature from a sweet little website about a little girl we knew in the Czech Republic named Agnezka. The site is called Icky Pie. Anywho the feature is titled "Why She/He is so Damned Adorable...."
Today he woke me up and he told me he was "happy." I asked him why was he so happy, and he said, "to see you!"
& the second reason he is so damn adorable is today at gym & swim class he was playing with this little girl Lydie. He had crawled through a tunnel and jumped up and surprised her, than he gently tickled he under her chin and said sweetly, "tickle, tickle" Lydie went into a fit of giggles, as did Milo.....
Monday, November 27, 2006
Thursday, November 23, 2006
After the lovely food we decided to go for a walk. I was thinking somewhere we'd never been before and because we were close we stopped at the Evergreen Cemetery. Why a cemetery? Well there has been much debate about this particular locale recently. The Evergreen Geese
Since never having seen this particular area which was under some debate recently and even stirred a friend of ours, Heather, who admits to not becoming involved much into action. We were really surprised at how lovely this little area of Portland is, at the bottom of an old, old cemetery there lies 3 small sculpted ponds and just beyond it a very large pod. Surrounded by large old trees. I could only begin to imagine how pretty it is in the summer. Its always so refreshing to find something so lovely and new in a place that seems so farmilar. On that note, at Strange Maine today there was a listing of what the one author felt she was thankful for, you should check it out. It was beuatifully well put!
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! We love and miss you all very much and are so THANKFUL that you are in our lives in some way or another and always in our hearts!
Monday, November 20, 2006
Thursday, November 16, 2006
It was a good time had by all......
& check out LIttle Miss Ida Peal.....she makes my heart sing!
Thursday, November 09, 2006
He is already looking forward to Christmas. All the toy catalogs have come in the mail and he asks me to read them to him all day. Its been interesting coming up with stories for the toys, anyone know any good crane operator stories...that is his favorite page.
Hope all are well!
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
I have to give a big shout out to the Shoe String Puppet Theatre for doing this parade for 25+ years. What a great way to get the community together. They bring out their puppets and instruments and take to the streets of the West End. We are so happy to be a part of it.
Also the 3rd Annual LIttle Halloweeners Afternoon Masquerade was a success this year, although I didn't get a photo of all the kids lined up on the big brown couch. We will have to do it up for the Holiday Party!!!!
Hope Halloween was Spook-tacular!!!!
Friday, October 27, 2006
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Sunday, October 22, 2006
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Upon a recent trip to Philadelphia these great photos were taken. We had a great time visiting & look forward to visiting again sometime soon.
What a cute family!
Welcome Bayliegh, in her cute Mama-made Christening bonnet!
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
1-While at the grocery store yesteday with Chris Milo was asking "who's that?, who's that" to all the people walking by, well a young lady in a belly shirt and short skirt walked by, and Milo asked, real coy but shy, "whoooo's thattt?" & the girl turned and looked at him, and he was all shy and turned into Chris' shoulder. He refers to her as the pretty girl....when asked. Hehe
2-Today Chris was changing the oil in the car and Milo and I went out to keep him company. Chris lifted the hood of the car & Milo exclaimed, "OH COOL! Whats that? Oh Cool!"
We have a real boy on our hands folks!
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Saturday, October 07, 2006
Thursday, October 05, 2006
I hope you enjoy the photos, they were great fun to take.
Look forward to more photos this week, including Milo in a bag, Milo's new new haircut & perhaps a few more, woo-hoo!
Sunday, October 01, 2006
# 5) 2001. It was a very exciting year. Marriage, Europe, and our first Mac
# 4) 2002 standing out in field some sunday morning tending sheep.
# 3) Algard st. deck @12 am on a saturday night.
# 2) Driving a U-haul up 95 towing the VW at 2 in the morning ( reverse to get to the Diesel pump included)
# 1) walking milo home.
Saturday, September 30, 2006
& as a special to-do here is a top five of five Top 5 of Five
1. Summer O' 2001
-big ups to Suez-q, Jay and the boys & Lizzy living
2. Zamek Brezina
-challenging and valuable
3. Algard Street
4. Milo's Birth
We learn best from what challenges us the most!
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Chris says that Milo apparently, "sneezed" while cutting his bangs. I am not so sure. I entered the bathroom where the cut took place and saw these extra large kitchen shears that he used on his hair. Oh my! I pointed out the hair cutting scissors that I lovingly use on Chris' hair when I cut it, located in the bathroom. I was a bit startled at first & did the best I could to straighten them up. After time has gone by,
the cut has really grown on me, looks so cute! It brings out his face. We'll see what the barber can do this week! Stay tuned kids!
Because I never followed up on Susan & John Finn's little arrival,
Bayleigh Eleanor Finn was born in August & was a whooping 9lbs!
She is currently happily nursing away and giving her parents much joy!
Big ups to Little Mama Sue, you go girl with your big baby!
PS-Sue come to Flickr and check out some old photos I've uploaded. They are in a set called "Revisiting"
Monday, September 25, 2006
Thursday, September 21, 2006
Come and check out some recent photos of our excursion to Philly. Especially a day we spent with two old friends of mine, Nicole and Lisa with their beautiful babes in tow....
Also there is a set on a recent trip to the Maine Wildlife Refuge, Moose photos and all!
Hope your having a great week......
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Monday, August 28, 2006
Friday, August 25, 2006
Immediately next door to us is a home run by the YWCA for young mothers and their chronically degenerant boyfriends. The young women at this building are nice enough, their children are cute and they don't bother us a bit. Their friends and boyfriends on the other hand can be quite much.
It seems that this past summer has been all get out in this section of the city. Beside the constant theatrics of the gas station across the street (which we have fondly named Mobil Masterpiece Theatre), we have also dealt with a barrage of trash. This photo is what we look down upon outside our ktichen window, if you lean a little you can see the park and pond. I have gone several times to complain about the abandoned trash and refrigerator but to no avail. This week I was put over the edge. Someone took a shit right by the steps, with toilet paper stuck to it. I am glad the person thought to clean themselves proper & leave such a lovely view for us to see!
The nice people next door who run the program claimed they have been trying to get the place cleaned up. The YWCA, after a long, long stint in Portland helping many women, are shutting their doors. The staff doesn't know what is going to happen to the program, nor the mainetance of the building. Lucky us.
The kind girl that runs the program got rid of the poo and booze bottle, but the frig and trash still stand today. I believe I will count this as Day 33.
Tomorrow we are fleeing the city for much greener pastures...
I would like to give a warm and early ups to Chris who celebrates his 29th Birthday Monday, August 28th, & who we thank for our nice camping trip! Happy Birthday Chris!
I also had a call today from a somewhat frazzled father-to-be. Apparently Sue is still going strong, into what I think it may be her 3rd day of labor. I am hoping by now that little girl Finn has swam her way into the world. You go, Sue!
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
The wedding was highlighted in a gorgeous tropical locale with exquisite meals and loving friends. Even the afternoon showers could not put a damper on the excitement.
Congratulations Holly and Dan.......a toast to your many, many years of marrital splendor!
This year was great, a new friend joined us this year and brought her fire skills with her. Lilymoonstorm danced with fire and the little goddess brought it too, showing us there new bellydance!
We shook it late into the night!
big roar to all the goddesses!
So here is to her, who hopefully is in labor!!!!!
This here photo is from a Picnic we attended at our friend Alonso's house. We had a smashing time. They had lots of food and friends plus an extroidinary day to do it on! Thank you Katya, Mario and Alonso!
Look for continued blogs on the Goddess Gathering and Holly and Dan's Jamaica Wedding.....
Thursday, August 10, 2006
August has also been a wonderful month filled with many new Milo phrases such as, "MY car", "MY keys" & "MY house" The other day when we got to the beach he said to the first child he saw "HI KID!" and waved to him. Than later while we were leaving the beach he turned back and shouted, "BYE KIDS" while waving happily. He's so darn cute.
He is also so very, very TWO. I hope we survive the flip side because he is also very trying when he so desires, or should I say when he does not get what he desires! Chris and I almost sold him to the gypsys this week, save for the endearing qualities he does manage to display and just in the nick of time.
Look for many new posts soon.........
This weekend is The Goddess Gathering in New Hampshire, so look for many fun photos of girly-girls having a hoopla in the woods plus a bonus, when Chris, Kevin and Milo have a "Men's NIte:" while Moms away. I am envisioning a dubious photo of Milo stealing a PBR (for the uninitaited thats Pabst Blue Ribbon)........
Take care and enjoy August!