Saturday, June 28, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Auntie Angie decorates for the party...
'Mimi' Parker did so much to for the party, she brought so many goodies and beautiful decorations!
Just a glimpse of the decorations:
Emily begins to go through and enjoy the many generous gift lizzie rec'd.
Here are Lizzie and I trying out a baby sling she rec'd that day. I think she likes it!
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Dad gets a birthday 'diddy' from Danny which explained his gift of floor mats. Very creative and funny...
Lizzie's first 'napkin' gift! My parents started the 'napkin' gift tradition when we were young and we were jealous of the gifts others were opening. Thus we all got one small gift at each others birthday parties in an effort to keep the peace. These gifts were generally wrapped in a napkin or paper bag and included candy.
Happy Birthday Dad! I hope this year is the best one yet!
Friday, June 20, 2008
The #27 fan club awaits the start of the race....
Way to go Doug! Great work John, Brian and Mike getting the car ready!! Can't wait to watch another race.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
We had a wonderful weekend in Vermont last weekend. Thanks to Trevor & Jen for getting married and giving us an excuse to get away for a long weekend. We stayed at a lovely B&B, did some exploring which included a little hiking and a lot of getting lost, had a great time at the wedding and enjoyed a meandering trip home. Here are John & I (both pasty white!) enjoying a little sun at Big Falls.
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Monday, June 2, 2008
Saturday I attended the Maine Democratic Convention as a delegate from Newport. It was my first convention and quite an experience. It was energizing and exciting to be part of such a large crowd! I am glad I went but sure slept well Saturday night as it was a LONG day.
Sunday I got to babysit for Lizzie all afternoon. The baby Bjorn is so cool! We did some gardening, lots of walking, cut flower bouquets, hung out laundry, lots of fun stuff! :) Here are a few pictures:
Today, Monday started as a normal day for me, errands, office etc... I came to the farm at lunch to visit with Mom, Em, Lizzie, Aunt Laurie, Mike and Maddie. It turns out that this afternoon my dad decided to let the heifers out. My folks once operated a dairy farm and still have the fields/barns etc. so they often have cows from other farms in their fields during the summer. Well, cows are usually quite excited to be let out in the fields after being in a barn stall all winter. Generally when letting the cows out, we expect a lot of ruckus and running - really excitement and play, from the cows until they settle down. Well, this years heifers were an unruly bunch. 5 of them broke through the fences. 3 of these 5 really went for an adventure, going across the road, checking out the neighbors garage and 1 of them took off on a 3 hour excursion. It was quite an ordeal for all of us as we worked to get them all back to where there were supposed to be! All hands were on deck, including Lizzie who got her first 'the cows are out' experience in the baby Bjorn. Unfortunately none of us had a camera handy but it was quite an afternoon. All the cows are safe and sound. Thinking of my out of state friends, in particular, reading this post makes me laugh - I can only imagine how crazy this all sounds! Life sure is different here in Maine!