March 26th, 2013
If anyone is still reading (please comment if you are), you’ll notice I haven’t updated the blog since the beginning of January. Ever since I joined facebook, the blog entries have been lagging, and I’ve also had less down time to post updates with increasing amounts of freelance. I still have the best intentions for keeping the blog going, but in the interim between posts, check me out on facebook.
December 31st, 2012
Seneca and Flora’s Illustrated New Year’s Eve Agenda: 1. Drink cocoa; 2. Do doll hair; 3. Eat candy cane; 4. Do art; 5. Play in snow; 6. Eat dinner; 7. Get jammies on; 8. Test bed; 9. Watch TV
Item 1 on Agenda — Drink Cocoa.
Fondue (photo by Charley).
Flora had a special New Year’s Eve sleepover with Seneca, and the other three of us gorged on cheese fondue and sparkling apple cider. I was asleep by 9:30PM. Happy 2013 everyone!
View Flora and Charley’s “New Year 2012/2013″ photos
December 25th, 2012
Christmas Eve Dinner at Taiwan Cafe in Chinatown, an Annual Tradition
Matching Christmas Toes
Cookies from Amma
Presents from the Grandparents
Milk and Cookies for Santa
Food for the Reindeer
Tree on Christmas Morning (presents from Santa wrapped in red and white stripes)
Favorite Present — the LEGO Monster Fighters Haunted House
Favorite Present — American Girl Doll McKenna and her Accessories
Favorite Present — Hergert Family Plate by Charley
View all of Flora and Charley’s “Christmas 2012″ photos
December 13th, 2012
Flora’s friends Mackenzie and Raessler were performing in the Northeast Youth Ballet’s Nutcracker, so Hanna and I took Seceneca and Flora to see the show, then followed with a dinner at the Andover Inn where Marty and I got married a hundred years ago.
December 3rd, 2012
Just in time for Christmas.
November 29th, 2012
Oh that sneaky Elf on the Shelf. But we lost most of his pics when Marty lost the little digital camera, coincidentally called an Elph.
View Flora and Charley’s “Eugene” photos
November 26th, 2012
Two of our favorite things to do when family visits, especially the Swans — swim in the hotel pool and Candlepin Bowl at the Bowladrome. We also worked in a trip to Plaster Fun Time and Meletharb ice cream.
View Flora and Charley’s “BSC Pool” photos
View Flora and Charley’s “Wakefield Bowladrome” photos
November 23rd, 2012
It’s all about the food.
View Flora and Charley’s “Turkey Day 2012″ photos
November 18th, 2012
Now this is more like it — a new take on the quintessential school pic!
November 17th, 2012
Quintessential blue background, awkward pose, and fake smile.
November 14th, 2012
I *do* love my rum, but what Flora meant to spell was “room.” The illustration is of her on her bed, *not* her mom passed out in the garden bed :)
November 12th, 2012
Fun field trip with friends to the Esplanade playground where the kids got to climb, swing, spin, and slide on some very cool equipment. A picnic lunch next to the Charles River followed. Taking the train to and fro was about as much fun for the kids as the playground :)
View Flora and Charley’s “Esplanade” photos
November 7th, 2012
First snow of the season. Kids can hardly contain their excitement!
November 7th, 2012
Flora lost her first top, front chomper. Can’t seem to keep her tongue outta the gaping hole :)
October 31st, 2012
On Halloween Night, we hit up our block for tricks or treats then met friends to hit up theirs. Treats were definitely had, including a KING size candy bar score!
View all of Flora and Charley’s “Halloween” photos
October 27th, 2012
We love to go to Lynch Park in Beverly all summer long, but this time we visited in the fall with Gram Kaye. It was really beautiful to see the mingling of summer sand and fall leaves. The kids happily walked the shore looking for shells and sea glass and braved the chilly shallows to find crabs and creatures.
View Flora and Charley’s “Lynch park in the Fall” photos
October 26th, 2012
We, okay I, had tons of fun decorating the house this year for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas!
October 24th, 2012
I haven’t topped Chaplin yet :)