Friday, November 05, 2010

The End?

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Thursday, February 25, 2010


The girls love their music. If they're not having a dance party to the Pogues, they're playing and singing. Here are some vids.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Visit with GG

We visited my grandfather this past weekend. A few pics of us with "GG" as they call him.

And a video of the girls playing with GG -- Rowan loves to tickle him.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Christmas Rejects and Dance Parties

Now that you've gotten our xmas card and pic, I can show you a few of the reject photos. I like this one - it looks like James has magicked Pippa from thin air.

I have approximately 12,000 photos that look like this - our girls are tremendously unphotogenic, a trait they inherit from me (which is why I'm never on here). Most of our pics looks like this.

The girls love a good dance party. It's even better if it involves butterfly wings.

Witch hats and butterfly wings add a whole new dimension.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Another Mini Kitchen Reno

James and Bill decided to replace the kitchen sink -- it was a nasty, stained, cracked undermount ceramic, and water ran all over the counter, cuz there was no lip to make splashes drain back into the sink.

The old sink, halfway through the transformation.

No more old sink.

The new one is clean and shiny :)
(and has a lip all the way around, so water stays where it should).

More Christmas Pics

Santa's sleigh and reindeer tracks. The gold "x" is reindeer attractant given to us by cousins - it worked!

Look closely and you can see the sleigh tracks, Santa's footprints next to it, and reindeer prints behind it. Someone was busy xmas eve.

Rowan opening her present from Pippa - a new sled.

Not quite enough snow outside, so they practice in the living room.

True Mainers now - they asked for shovels for Christmas, so their Grandmama got them kid-sized shovels.

Pippa practicing for the next big storm. Believe me, we need all the help we can get.

Santa's presents to the girls - train sets.

And they love them.

A lot.

Friday, December 25, 2009

More XMas Videos!

Here are some videos from this morning!

The girls coming downstairs Christmas Morning:

While Pippa seemed enchanted by the magic of Christmas morning, Rowan takes a more direct approach and invents a new Olympic event: Present Diving!

The girls are more excited by the candy than the presents!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Even More Holiday Celebrations...

Figgy Pudding - if you listen closely Pippa really sings the entire song even tho Rowan yells over her the entire time.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Jingle Bells - it gets a bit crazy at the end.

The girls leave bourbon and figgy pudding for Santa. While we were putting the girls to bed, Cabar (one of our dogs) ate the pudding. Luckily, the bourbon was untouched.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas Carols

The girls love singing Christmas carols. Here's a favorite:

Words are supposed to be "over the river and through the woods, to grandmother's house we go". I'll try to record some more tomorrow.

Sunday, November 01, 2009


So here are some halloween photos of the kids- the dragon may look familiar from last year.
The bunny was a new creation-- Pippa has said she wanted to be a bunny for halloween since the summer.

Chillin' after trick or treatin'

Monday, August 31, 2009


Continuing with the tradition of posting old photos long after they were taken, back in June we decided it was time to get Pippa's hair cut for the first time.

It had gotten down past her waist if you stretched the curls out.

before she went to 'Mama's hair place'


after (side view)

and more after (back view)

Rowan decided she wanted a photo of the back of her head too.

Here they are smiling

and here they are with their prettiest faces

Rowan decided she really wanted to eat the lemon I was cooking with.
She seemed to really like it.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Gramp and a Bates Visit

Here are a few more photos from earlier in the Spring (Early June)

Visiting my Gramp - the girls call him "GG" for Great Grampy.

At Bates, feeding the ducks near the Puddle.

A rare family portrait, overlooking the Puddle.

Rowan and Pippa feeding the ducks, at the Puddle. Look at how dry they are.

Rowan, 30 seconds after falling into the Puddle. James was literally 10 inches from her. She's uncanny that way. We don't call her Destructo Baby for nothin'.

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Pippa's Birthday

So, we've got a couple of months of catching up to do. Here are some photos from Pippa's 3rd birthday party (which was back in May-- so these photos are pretty old at this point...). We had a bunch of our friends over and had a backyard party w/ lots of good food.

Pippa anticipating the birthday cake.

The cake was her request -- strawberry cheesecake, made from scratch by James.

Rowan boogies down by the garden.

Thank goodness someone is watching our kids, cuz clearly we're not.

Pippa's actual birthday morning, what better way to celebrate than a birthday blueberry pancake.

Her "big" gift from us - her first bike. It's a 'like-a-bike' knock-off -- no pedals so they learn to balance and learn pedaling later. She's gotten pretty good at it.

We were headed to the river, so the girls are sporting their swim tops and shoes.

Diddle diddle dumpling...

We'll try to get more up soon so we get caught up.

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