Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
My Dad "Grumpy" often took me to Saturday morning breakfasts and it felt good to know I was continuing that tradition with Graham.
My growing boy has graduated from a high chair to a booster seat and he couldn't be prouder!
Afterwards we ran some errands (more racing though Home Depot in the truck-carriage!), took our nap (I love naps!), and then Melissa made one of my new favorites for dinner. Being a Father is starting to have it's perks!
Of all the fun things Graham found at Rene's house, she was by far the highlight and seeing him with her made me miss the cats I've owned in the past.
As soon as a few of the dogs find the big light in the sky, we are definitely getting one.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
We took this funny face picture (at his request) as we shared a lovely dinner with his family, including a rustic tart, the subject of the still life photo taken by... Rene.
Here is an example of his more blurry--I mean abstract-- work. The title is forthcoming.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
When the goat came out of the pen to say hello, I don't think you could have found a more content boy.
Here we tried it with a piece of celery. (For the record, Graham hated the celery. It broke off into stringy bits that he promptly put on my plate)
Later as Melissa was shucking corn for dinner, Graham decided to try it for himself, but as she finished each ear he'd discard the one he'd already gnawed on and go for a new one. (all our corn that evening had sample bites taken) Melissa finally persuaded him to take just one half of one to the picnic table. He never made it past the walk.
Uncooked, unbuttered, unsalted, and unbelievably delicious.
On a side note, this exact corn when cooked and cut from the cob was left uneaten on his plate. Go figure.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Emily and Kuoadio did a great job in the chorus. Graham kept waving to them while they sang, and don't tell the director, but Emily snuck in a couple waves back :).
The program featured some old favorites like You're a Grand Old Flag and a suite from The Sound of Music (I did-- per the norm-- tear up at Edelweiss... even sober it makes me cry ;)).
We also got to hear Allie play her flute with the band. Graham really liked seeing the band teacher wave his baton. His favorite piece was Amazing Grace-- which was (in G's opinion) great for dancing.
Here's a jiggley clip of Em and Kuod. Enjoy!
After the concert Graham had those super-rosy, my-the-gymnasium-was-warm cheeks. Too cute.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Working from the road can be stressful, so I was lucky Graham was willing to shoulder part of the load. At the end of the day, he was glad to kick back and relax with Dean.
Friday afternoon we headed to our favorite coloring spot AKA the Penzeys Spice Store. Any store that has a bucket of crayons is a great place to shop in my book.
Friday night we had a delicious dinner with the Strolin clan. Rachael's driving simulator was a big hit.
Saturday we had a lovely breakfast with the Coffin twins (Maya, left and Ella, right). Alecia pointed out we first met them at 8 weeks, and now they're 8 months old! Sitting up, jabbering, and Maya is just about ready to crawl... watch out world, here they come (and so cute, too)!
And finally we drove through the Catskills on our way home.
It was a beautiful day for a road trip. Thanks to everyone who hosted us. See you again soon!