Friday, September 30, 2011

another fall, another apple picking trip

there's nothing like a good afternoon of apple-picking to kick off fall!
it was a bit of a slow start, with 2 sleepyheads....
tim was ready to go, though!getting into the swing of things...
zackers, you've got half the tree there!
sampling the goods...penny reviews the rules before selecting her pumpkin...

zack picks a winner!happy family.......and happy anniversary (5 years!) to my dear husband. xo

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

big kids on campus!

zack and penny started preschool today (year #2 for him, year #1 for her). their teachers are mrs. butera and mrs. crocker, respectively and so far so good! penny was a little apprehensive, given the 1st day chaos around us, but felt comforted by her teacher and went right in after washing her hands. zack struggled a bit when we left him (lots of crying), but when we picked him up, he said "i was crying for a little while, but then i had fun!" he also noted that he would not cry tomorrow." :)
today was a bit of an orientation, with penny's class attending for an hour, followed by zack's class attending for an hour. tomorrow will begin the regular schedule which means mom will have a whole 2.5 hours of free time! fun for all!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

bye bye binky...hello bed.

it seems like yesterday that zack was (reluctantly) giving up his binky. with some persuasion from dad, penny decided that she was ready to give hers up as well and get a big girl bed as a reward.

penny gives her binky to "baby sam". :)
seals the deal with a kiss....and is pretty darn pleased with herself.first night in the newly converted toddler bed!
night 2: there's even room for mom to squeeze in a read a story.someone's excited...!
: )

snuggle sandwich

best buds watching tv together.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

our favorite boy is four!

happiest of birthdays to our best buddy. you're not only the cutest little guy we know, but the sweetest as well.

we hope you had a wonderful party this weekend. you seemed to really love it -- that night after the party, you told us "I want to be four forever...." you're just the sweetest. xo

Thursday, September 1, 2011

swan boats

last friday, tim was able to take a half day -- so we took advantage of the gorgeous weather (just before hurricane irene stirred things up) and headed into boston to ride the swan boats, as well as hit the frog pond and playground.

zack checks out another swan boat
mom and pen
tim and the kids with the bridge behind them
i just love how penny's hair curls right up in the humidity. getting longer!
silly family shot!
our snuggly guy with dad
hello up there!
zack and his new friend, spongebob squarepants, in beacon hill.