Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Sepia Afternoon

After changing the camera's setting to sepia to get some "artsy" shots, I noticed the sunlight on Stella, then Jack.

Photos taken 8/31/11

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Fifteen Years Ago Today

Dennis and I became parents. Happy Birthday, Luke. We love you.

Photo taken 8/27/11

Thursday, August 25, 2011


It's easy to get pictures of Stella in the bathtub, since it has become one of her favorite places.

Photos taken 8/25/11

Friday, August 19, 2011

Open Door Policy


I love these shots. (Note the new sidelights. To see what the new entry, laundry room and powder room look like, click here).

Photos taken 8/19/11

Thursday, August 18, 2011


Here she is, playing like the big kids. Henry and Sam use this ladder as part of their obstacle course.

Photos taken 8/18/11

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Always Knitting

Here are a couple of Bridget's recent projects. She created the patterns herself. Isn't she amazing?

Photos taken 8/17/11

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Bath Time

We have a working bathtub. Bob the plumber was here yesterday, working hard on the master bath, and (for the first time in nearly four years) we can take baths. Today, Stella took her first bath since outgrowing her baby tub. She seemed to enjoy the experience. Sam and Jack also thought the tub was pretty nice.

Photos taken 8/14/11

Thursday, August 11, 2011


Stella has not napped at all today, and she is incredibly punchy. In general, she's a very entertaining child, but she's been especially cute the past few days, as she has started telling knock-knock jokes.
Stella: "Knock-knock"
Me: "Who's there?"
Stella: "Peein"
Me: "Peein who?"
Stella: "Peein on your shoe!" (uproarious laughter)

Photos taken 8/11/11

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


A week or two ago, I noticed two plastic tricycles in the shed. Since I don't venture in that critter-infested domicile, I asked Luke to pull out the toys and hose them down. A day or two later, our long, downhill driveway became a speedway. The boys built a ramp near the bottom, and the kids ride down at breakneck speed on the tricycles, a skateboard, a scooter and bikes. Dennis even got in the action yesterday.

Photos taken 8/9/11

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Deferred Maintenance

Dennis's '97 Audi A8 has 170,000 miles on it, and it's been asking for (not quite demanding) attention for a few years now. Dennis decided it was time to lavish a little attention on it, and found a repair shop specializing in European autos down in Wiscasset. He (and a few of the kids) drove down there this afternoon. I (and a few of the kids) followed. After leaving the Audi at the shop, we decided to take advantage of our coastal location and headed to Pemaquid Point. It was windy and rainy on this side of the Atlantic, but that didn't seem to bother any of us (especially Stella, who snoozed in the car for hours).

Photos taken 8/7/11