Monday, May 25, 2009

Hooray for Groton!

After lots of hard work getting our Westford house ready to sell, a bazillion showings, and four buyers, we're so happy to be in our new home. The dogs have settled right in, and Samantha has a proper room that's turned out pretty cute. The enormous jetted bathtub is a true highlight, as is the black and white checkerboard floor in the kitchen that I've dreamed about for years! Here's to many happy memories!


Sunday, May 17, 2009

I'm forever blowing bubbles

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This video was actually taken about 2 weeks ago, but I never got around to posting it...!

Firsts!

It's been a crazy few weeks, but we're finally in the new house and amazingly almost totally unpacked. OK, maybe not *totally* but pretty close! While computer time is at a premium these days, I did want to get these "firsts" up on the blog because today was a day of not one but two new things -- oatmeal and the jumparoo!We've been feeding Samantha the rice cereal for several weeks now, and it's time to start adding some new foodstuffs to the mix. I think she really liked the oatmeal -- she gobbled it right up. The funny part about her and food is that she doesn't realize that it's not a "continual stream" like you'd have with the bottle. She gets very mad if the spoon does not reappear, like instantly!

The second "first" was the Jumparoo that Steve & Co. gave her for Christmas. We set it up in the doorway between the kitchen and dining room and she was happy bouncing and twirling around. (It's also quite nice for us to have another activity option!)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

First Mother's Day!

Not much time to update the blog due to the big move happening this week, but I had to share the super cute magnet Samantha made for me at daycare on Thursday! I know she worked very hard on it and it's the best gift ever! After letting me sleep in a bit today, Gary and I did a ton more packing and cleaning and then took the entire clan for a walk at the EBC. Poor Ronnie petered out about 1/2 way into the walk, so it turned into a rather long 1 MPH stroll, but it was a gorgeous day nonetheless!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Baby Beethoven

Last week at daycare, one of the ladies set Samantha up with a mini piano and she really seemed to like it, so we picked one up this week and she's been doing lots of composing!
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Saturday, May 2, 2009

Horse show!

While Samantha has been to the barn and around horses plenty, this was her first time at a show. We got to see lots of friends from VS (RIP!!) and had a great time watching the kids (and Frank in the instructors' class.)
Here's Frank warming up Fred, the horse with the crazy eye. And here he made fun of Oliver's looks!
Kayla checks out the course with Willow.

Brittany on her enormous mount -- correct "deeeeeagonals" and all!
Of course nothing could be cuter than little Jacob (even if he didn't want to finish his class!)