Saturday, October 31, 2009


The kids tried on their Halloween costumes yesterday. When Jack donned his ghost costume, Bridget said, "Jack, say 'Boo!' He, however, replied, "No, ghosts don't say 'Boo!' They say 'Whoo-ooo-ooo."

Photo taken 10/30/09

Thursday, October 29, 2009


Luke gets in on another blog post, this time with his 19-week-old sister.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

By Request

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.)

Photos taken 10/24/09

Thursday, October 22, 2009


Here she is at 18 weeks. I love the expressions she makes when she's lying on her belly.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


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).

Photos taken 10/17/09

Monday, October 19, 2009

Lakefront Property

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.

Photos taken 10/12/09

Sunday, October 18, 2009

First Cousin, Once Removed, or Something Like That

This lovely, little imp is Mia, one of my cousin's three adorable children (see yesterday's post).

Photo taken 10/11/09

Saturday, October 17, 2009


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.

Photos taken 10/11/09

Thursday, October 15, 2009


Was it really 17 weeks ago that sweet Stella brought an abundance of joy into our lives?

Photos 10/15/09

Thursday, October 8, 2009


Sixteen-week-old Stella looks lovely in a new outfit from Grandma and Grandpa.

Photos taken 10/8/09

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Early Autumn

I got outside with the camera today, trying to capture a seasonal mood, and a few shots of our freshly painted house. Dennis has done a great job with that and is nearly finished.

Photos taken 10/7/09

Sunday, October 4, 2009


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.

Photos taken by Luke 10/4/09

Thursday, October 1, 2009


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.

Photos taken 10/1/09