Thursday, October 16, 2008

George's Island

For Columbus day we took a last minute trip with our friends to George's Island, one of the many islands in the Boston harbor. It is a historical landmark that you can read about here. One of it's many purposes was to fire cannon balls at incoming enemy ships.

This was the ferry ride over.

Charlie enjoying himself.

This is an old prison cell or something where you can take your picture and pretend that you are locked up inside.

Here is a view of Fort Warren on the island. The people below are listening to some boring lecture about the island.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

4th of July

Since this is probably our last year in Boston, we decided to go down to the Charles River Esplanade for Independence Day. The crowds were pretty big and we didn't get there early enough to secure a prime spot, but we did find a pretty big spot that was partially obstructed by trees. A bunch of friends also came and we had plenty of room. The Boston Pops played and so did some country band called Rascal Flats.

It was impossible to get a picture of Jack's face and the fireworks in the background because he was totally fixed on them the whole time.

He did start to get tired towards the end of the show and he would dose off occasionally. We were too cheap to buy him one of those glow in the dark things, but the guy thought he deserved one for being so cute, so he just gave him one.

The fireworks lasted for a really long time. I think the finale was longer than most cities' entire shows.

Charlie seemed to like the fireworks too.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Charlie's First Month

Charlie's first month has been pretty exhausting but also very fun. He still likes to party all night and sleep all day. Here are some of the things we have done since he was born.

First bath at home.

Good Harbor Beach (pronounced Good Hahbah). This is in Gloucester where all of the teenagers are pregnant.

We dug a sweet hole.

The Old North Bridge, site of the shot heard 'round the world.

Walden Pond.

Scooper Bowl.

Salamanders at Camp Joseph in Sharon, VT. Birthplace of Joseph Smith.

Our cabin at the campsite.

Back to the beach.

An even sweeter hole.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Baby Charles

Anne went into labor friday night so we went into the hospital. After the epidural and waiting around for a while, she gave a couple of pushes and this guy popped out at about 3 am saturday morning. He was even sunny-side-up just like Jack.

He is quite the handsome little guy. He looks a lot like Jack, but not exactly the same. He also seems to have a pretty good temperament.

Jack seems a little curious at times, but doesn't seem jealous or anything. I don't think he has quite figured out who this guy is yet.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Best Ice Cream Ever

When we first moved to Boston 3 years ago, we discovered Christina's in Inman Square in Cambridge. We were overwhelmed by how good the ice cream was and how many crazy flavors they had. I think we went a couple times a week and each got a large so that we could try 3 new flavors every time. This probably lasted a month or two until we had tasted every flavor at least once (except the obviously nasty ones.) Since then we pretty much only go there when someone comes to visit. The picture of the menu is from a month or so ago when Stefanie came to visit.

The best flavors are Coconut Butterfinger and Khulfi. For those who enjoy the finer things in life, Khulfi is a tantalizing blend of cardamom and pistachio. For the less sophistocated (Andy Johnson), it has been described as tasting like fruity pebbles milk.

They also have seasonal flavors. Some of the notables include avacado, corn, and cucumber. Corn was good but the others tasted exactly like their namesakes.

I was sure we had way more pictures of our visits there since we go when all the tourists are with us, but here are some of the few that we could find.

Anne & Stef


Todd, Ashley, Ben, & Toby


Sunday, May 4, 2008

Big fat cow

Check it. I am HUGE! I still have another month left. Our “surprise baby” is due June 1st but I predict he will come around May 25th. He needs to pack up his placenta and head out!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

A Handsome Young Man

Jack is getting a little too cute for his own good.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

time for a new post

We like indian food!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Jack's yummy lemon

Why is it so fun to give a baby a lemon? It's so wrong but so funny. We were at the Outback celebrating Crystal's birthday.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Happy Birthday Ben & Phoebe!

They have the same Birthday! Whoops, it was actually on Sunday.
I just love being a procrastinator (Ill tell you about that later).
We wish we could have celebrated with you guys! We miss you both so much!

This is little Phoebe (Jacks cousin). Isnt she cute?
She just turned 1!!

This is my Bro-in-law Ben from NY. He is 33 I believe.

Jack is having a hard time not being able to see them.
Poor little guy.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

New neighbors

Over the weekend we helped our new neighbors/friends move in. Like most 90 year old houses in Boston they were built with the smallest spiral staircases. So it was quite a show to see how everyone was getting all the stuff into the 3rd floor apartment. After getting the biggest couch you have ever seen up to the balcony the guys were unable to fit it through the door! It was an interesting day.

Dan, Jack & I are so excited to have the Coopers live upstairs from us. They have no idea what they’re in for…luckily for us they love kids, games, movies, cooking, babysitting, carpooling, & hanging out with a pregnant Mom. We have a lot of fun days ahead of us.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Hilarious Photoshop’s!

I’m sure most of you have already had this forwarded to your emails. I just got this sent to me from my friend Stef. I almost peed my pants laughing so hard! I have to share this with all yawls.

I’m sorry but Johnny still looks gorgeous! Right? You can’t make him look ugly in any movie or Photoshop. If he came in the room looking like that I would still try to pounce on him. He’s HOT!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Yes Mr. Kilmer please shoot me

Since I’m on the subject of look-a-likes. I thought I would have you check out my twin brother. I have been told by a few people that I look like my buddy Val. This is usually the face expression I give them. If only I was a man, I’d be super sexy.

Mr. Darcy’s long lost brother

Lately I've been watching the Jane Austen special on PBS. It comes on every Sunday night starting at 9pm. Well, lucky for me, this last week they played Pride and Prejudice (part 1). I LOVE this movie! And I have to say Colin Firth is such a hottie! I'm so convinced that my husband Dan looks a lot like him. That’s giving Colin a HUGE compliment. See for yourself...