Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween! I know it's almost April, but we're just getting around to posting our Fall happenings.
Life at HBS has been wonderful, but it is completely packed with things to do from dawn until dusk some days. I have, quite obviously, found no time to blog.

So, back to October . . . we went Trick-or-Treating to Beacon Hill again this year. It was a blast and the weather was so pleasant! We had been enjoying the winter cold a few days prior to Halloween so we were really grateful that weather cooperated just for this fun little evening.

This is the American Flag. I know that you know this fact, but . . . did you know that this is the very flag that is hanging outside of Sen. John Kerry's home? It's true. He was actually out giving candy to children this year. Last year he just had his house keepers passing around candy, but this year he was up for re-election, so it was necessary that he pass out his own candy!

Pirate Andrew says . . . aaarrghh!

Little monkey just wants to go home. Sad day. He'll soon understand how cool Halloween is.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Andrew's Birthday Party

What was Andrew's Birthday Party Theme? I'll give you one guess.

So this cake doesn't look very big, but let me tell you . . . it was a layered 16" round, 15 pound cake that fed at least 80 people! It was enormous and SO much fun to create.

Michael goes to class in "sections". There are 90 people in his section, and he sees them every day, all day, all week. His section was cute enough to invite Andrew, Jacob and I to come to class after the day was over to celebrate Andrew's 3rd birthday with them. I was admittedly worried how Andrew would react to 90 adults singing "Happy Birthday" to him. I was thrilled and surprised to watch him enjoy every minute of the attention!

Right as I walked into class, my children were swooped out of my hands to be loved and cuddled by Michael's classmates the whole time we were there.

This is Michael's classroom: Aldrich 109, Section H.

This is our resident HBS wild Turkey: Henrietta. Warning: She has a really mean streak! Luckily we were permitted to pass behind her without being chased all the way to class.

Have you ever seen someone SO excited for their birthday?

We had a few of Andrew's friends over to celebrate his birthday and to help us make train shaped pizza. Too bad you can't tell the shape from these pictures, there was SO much cheese and pepperoni put on top it buried the dough!

Happy Birthday my little love. I am so grateful to have you!

Monday, October 13, 2008

I love my boys!

Cape Cod

We had a few days off of school so we headed down to the Cape with some friends. This is the darling little Bed and Breakfast that we stayed behind. There is a little carriage house behind this that is just as darling and New England. It has two floors and each floor had two bedrooms and a bathroom with a living room and full kitchen. It was ideal for our three families. What a fun weekend!

These are Andrew and Jacob's friends. William is 3 and Oliver is 18 months. Perfect little playmates!

Even though it was the middle of October, the weather was seasonably warm during this weekend. We were able to get into the water to go "paddle" boating and splash around with the children. We just keep hoping that winter will not join us too soon!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Topsfield Fair

One afternoon while all of our husbands were oh, so busily working, we went off to play at Topsfield Fair. The kiddos loved it! We are already out numbered 6:4, but next year it will be by an even bigger margin 9:4! All of my first year friends are pregnant!

This is Alli. She has two darling boys and is expecting a daughter soon!

This is Heidi and Alicia. They both have one child and are anticipating the arrival of another soon!

You can't go to a Fair and not enjoy a ride or two! We rode the carousel, the Crazy Bus and went down the Fun Slide. (It was actually a LOT more fun that it looks or professed.)

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

I have always loved the fall in New England. And this year is no exception. A few other first year moms and I took our little guys to a Pumpkin Patch to pick out the most perfect pumpkins.

This is Andrew's friend: Billy

Jacob with Sheldon Galbraith and Madeline Vetter

I can't ever get enough of this little guy!

We wish you could be here to enjoy the fall with us! Love to you all.