Luke recently complained about a lack of face time on my blog for him and the dog. He says I keep putting up pictures of Stella. But really, who can blame me? So, Luke and Caddie, this one's for you. (And just one of Stella won't hurt.)
Henry, Sam, and Jack love Legos. Henry is the chief designer/engineer and makes some amazing creations. Sam's designs are becoming more sophisticated, and Jack hates to be without his Lego "dormtwrooper" (really any Lego person he has designated a stormtrooper).
While we were in Millinocket last week, we drove out on the Brownville Road and discovered the Five Lakes Lodge, which looks to be a lovely place with some stunning views. The first photo shows the lodge with Mt. Katahdin as a background. The rest of the photos were taken near the lodge.
Last weekend, we finally got up to my parents' house in Millinocket. Our visits average about once a year. Traveling nearly three hours in a van full of kids and dog to go to an empty house is not the same as making the effort for someone you love. It turns out, though, that the house made a convenient rendezvous for a visit with my Godmother, Auntie Bev; my cousin Kristen, who I hadn't seen in more than twenty years; and Kristen's three adorable children. Stella was especially pleased to make Auntie Bev's acquaintance.
Stella Maria got washed clean of Original Sin when she was baptized by Father Bill Modlin after Mass at St. Francis Xavier. She was happy throughout the ceremony and even had a few smiles for Father Modlin.
At fifteen weeks, Stella is a happy little girl who is generally good about indulging her siblings when they try to get her laughing. Sam hasn't been too successful at making her laugh, but just holding her is good enough for him.