Thursday, October 18, 2007

Tribute to Andrew

This blog is in celebration of Andrew. He just turned two years old!! Unfortunately, Michael and I were away for the actual day but, fear not, we are having a ridiculously large birthday party on Saturday when we get back into town.

Andrew is so full of life, charm, laughter, and love. I can hardly believe that I deserve such an angel in our home-he fills us with such joy.

He talks a mile a minute. Loves to read books. Adores Elmo, Cookie Monster and his little dog, Arf. Can't ever get enough of cars, trucks, and sirens. Hates to brush his teeth. Loves bath time. Still takes a 2-3 hour nap!! Dances, giggles, and plays all day long. I can't get enough of him.

Here's to Andrew!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Enchanting isn't it?

We've lived in Boston for over three years now. Time has passed so quickly. We have loved our time here in Cambridge and hope that we will be here for several more years. Michael is in the process of applying to Business Schools and there are a few good ones here in town, so here's to hoping. If you haven't made it out here, you really should. If you have ventured this far east, come again! These are a few of my favorite views:

The Charles River

The Back Bay portion of downtown--Michael's building has the glowing dome

John Hancock tower in downtown Boston

The famous Citgo sign

Moonlit evening on Commonwealth Ave.

This is our street: Newport Road

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Fellow Blog Stalkers

I was informed this evening that there are several of you fellow bloggers who have tried to post comments on recent posts and were unable to. I was unaware that I had set my comments to the "invitation only" equivalent. It is now open to all!! Comment away. I'd love to know who's been stalking.

Please visit often, and enjoy!

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Fall is in the air

The crisp mornings have finally arrived and I have been loving it. There is something so great about being in New England during this season. One of our most treasured family traditions is apple picking! We've gone several times each fall, buy a million or so apples and cider, bake until Michael's heart is content and eat plenty of apple treats to hold us through the rest of the year until fall returns. Unfortunately, Michael hasn't been able to enjoy this with us yet. Fortunately, there is still a little time in the apple season, AND even more fortunate . . . he will be rejoining our family on Tuesday the 9th of November. (Don't even bother calling to welcome him home. Our phones will be off. It is going to be a family fun day! Andrew and I are so excited.)

[If you haven't been reading the blog regularly, let me quickly fill you in. Michael is a consultant for a firm in downtown Boston. He has been on a case for the last three years that is now preparing for trial. We've known that these last three months would be crazy busy for him, but I don't think I realized how much we would really miss him. Last week he billed the client for over 80 hours of work, which means he was in the office for more than 80 hours. Probably closer to 90 or 100. We really miss him!]

I digress, sorry. So, back to apples. The boys and I headed up to Honey-Pot Hill Orchard with some friends yesterday and Andrew LOVED it. He ate more apples off the tree (and the ground) than I care to admit. This little farm was perfect. It had goats, bunnies, the 3 little pigs (and their houses!), tractors, pumpkins . . .everything that a 2 year old loves. I took over 250 pictures. It was just too easy. We enjoyed ourselves so much.

Here is a sampler of the fun:

You are more than welcome to come join us for apple picking!! I am certain we'll go several more times before the end of October.