Monday, December 29, 2014

King Richard's Faire

Hey, look at these photos I found from when we went to King Richard's Faire back in September!  Eva wore a princess dress and met Elsa.

And Ana

And Noah met, well, this guy.  He was scary, Noah loved it.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Typical Nana

No comment necessary.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Typical Eva

While Grandma was here Eva and Noah entertained us with some shows.  Eva was her typical dramatic self

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Happy Hanukkah

We had a lovely Hanukkah this year.

The kids were really into it, they both know the routine and Eva can sing most of the blessings.

This past weekend, Nana, Saba and Grandma came to celebrate Hanukkah with us.  We lit the candles while facetiming with the Wisconsin crew.

Hi Charlotte!  Look at all the candles!!

Happy Hanukkah Everybody. :)

Tuesday, December 16, 2014


Hey, Noah made a computer!  

(It's a Mac)

(clearly the kid knows his stuff)

Inside, we see the screen, volume buttons, and a full keyboard.

I wonder if Apple has any openings...

Monday, December 15, 2014

Hello Winter!

We got to enjoy our first real sledding of the season during our visit to Tully

And found a little snow when we got home

Though our snow requires fewer layers and a different mode of traveling over it... 

Sunday, December 14, 2014


Chad has been reading the kids Harry Potter lately.  Let's just say Noah is a bit more into it than Eva... 

(This happens four nights out of five.  It is actually surprisingly easy to transfer her to bed, and having one kid asleep before they are sent to bed makes the bedtime way easier.  In other words, I love Harry Potter).

Saturday, December 13, 2014


Noah brought this home from school the other day

 Noah and Jesse's Big Number

Noah reported he and Jesse "did eenie meenie miney moe" to decide who got to take it home :)

Friday, December 12, 2014


We went to a fancy party!

And there was a photo booth

We clean up pretty well, huh?

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Grandma's hat

After thanksgiving we took a trip up to Tully, and then to Ithaca to visit Grandma.  Noah showed her how he makes paper airplanes.

Then they decided to tackle a new project, figuring how to make some hats.


We also tried making paper boats, let's just say these were not so successful.  But a great visit even if the paper boats didn't survive. :)

Ed. note: yes, the blog has suffered lately.  I will try to fill in some gaps for Oct & Nov and get a bit more posted going forward.

Friday, October 31, 2014


This year we had Tinkerbell and Captain Hook for Halloween.

Eva was very serious about her role.

serious fairy is serious

The kids goofed around

And we met up with the neighbor kids for trick-or-treating

(from left: Ryan, Jack, Ollie, Max, Noah, Eva)

It is fun to see how much bigger these kids are from a year ago (or longer, or longer still).

Anyway we went trick or treating and brought home some candy

And then got serious about the haul. 

Success!! :)

Saturday, October 25, 2014


The kids went all out with their pumpkins this year...

Sunday, October 19, 2014


Daddy ran a marathon!!  We braved the cold to cheer him on.

He finished in 3:55 and we were very very proud.

I also wanted to capture the signs Noah and Eva made.

Eva had a great idea for hers.  She told me where to write the letters, then drew herself yelling them.

Noah did his entire sign himself.  I did not help in any way.  My favorite part is the picture of daddy running and smiling.

Go Daddy!  Run and Run!!!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Half pipe

The other day we went over to Marlboro so Noah could ride his bike around the park near Grammy and Grammy Sue's house.  For some reason he required both sunglasses and gardening gloves to do this... 

We also played on the playground and also ran up and down the half-pipe.  Grammy took two pictures of this.  One that is a happy family shot: 

And one where I have no idea what is going on

Eh, whatever.  Saturday. :)

Friday, September 26, 2014


We are Audubon Society members even though we do not have the patience or ability to be quiet required for birdwatching (though we are interested in birds), because they keep great wildlife sanctuaries near us that we like to visit.  One of our favorites is Broadmoor, where we recently saw a ton of turtles, some frogs,  a snake, two swans, and a lot of fun rocks.

(look at how much bigger they are than the first time we visited!)

It was a beautiful day

also we did some good fishing for seaweed.