Thursday, October 31, 2013
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
We had some fun adventures over this past weekend. Papa's Papa (you know, the dad of the one I am married to) flew in from the west coast for a visit; and, he and I went with a group of my photo friends from RISD to New York City. We Started out at B&H Photo, and then hit the PDN Photoplus Photography Expo.
There were vendors, seminars and a bunch of awesome. Also, Papa's Papa got to meet Julianne Kost; which, if you are really into Adobe products, like we are, means something to you.
From there we went to the 9/11 Memorial and then to the Strand book store.
It was a day packed with destinations and interesting and reflective things.
On Saturday, the pups had their last day of soccer. Seal Pup 2.0 “kicked the ball 5 times.”
It may not seem like the biggest deal; but, for a while there, all he did during scrimmages was turn his back to the ball. He often mentioned that he “love baseball,” which is great…since he was playing soccer.
To be fair, he might actually love baseball. I guess we will find out in the spring when he actually plays baseball (and not soccer). Seal Pup 1.0 got to try his hand at goalie (ha, you see what I did there, oh, nevermind). I think he is a fan.
While the boys were finishing up soccer, I went to the Salem Public Library’s fall book sale and bought 73 books for $21. It was kind of awesome. The pups certainly aren't complaining (guess who got all the books).
On Sunday, we took a trip to Clyde’s Cider Mill.
We got to see a old fashioned cider press, ate cider donuts and drank hot apple cider. It was a New England kind of day!
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
As if we didn't do enough last weekend, we also did a bit of traveling. We headed north to upstate New York to attend the New York Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, New York. You know, as we do. It was pretty fantastic (it usually is).
We saw all sorts of fiber-y goodness.
We saw lots of sheep, probably not a surprise at all.
We ate lots of really healthy food.
Although there were no rides this year, there were lots of kids activities like a mad scientist show.
There was also a gem "panning" station.
Papa calls the trip a success because we went to a festival and the only thing we bought was the food we ate (because honestly, I don't really need anything of the wool variety right now). It was a good trip! We can't wait to go back next year!
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Friday, October 18, 2013
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Monday, December 31, 2012
Since the year is coming to an end and everything...I figured now was as good a time as any to talk about the stuff we did at the end of this year.
The Pups started tennis lessons. The Elder loved it. The younger, not so much.
We did our annual trip to Holmberg's Orchards to pick apples.
We also went to Rhinebeck, New York for the Sheep and Wool Festival. Good times.
They both started piano lessons with a musician who plays violin and viola for the local orchestra. They like it lots.
The kids were ghosts for Halloween. Pup 1.0 didn't want to dress up at all until he realized that no costumery meant no trick-or-treating. Then he co-opted 2.0's great plan. A ghost.
Yeah, I don't know either. Turns out, it didn't matter because hurrican Sandy canceled Halloween in our town and we had no power for a few days.
We lost two trees, but ultimately, we didn't have much to complain about.
I had a rare books conference to attend in Philadelphia so the whole family went down for a few days. Fun times.
Thanksgiving was quiet. Just us at home.
Seal Pup the younger had a birthday.
We got a Christmas tree.
And we celebrated Christmas with gifts and such; but there was also church and the singing.
Oh, and there was a snow storm two days ago. There's still a bunch of snow on the ground.
There. All caught up. See you next year!