Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
1 Corinthians 3:17

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Parks, Farms, and other Fun Things

Sometimes I look at Isabelle and I am in absolute and utter shock that she is turning five in two months. I don't even like writing out that number. It's too much! I'm not ready!
She is such a sweet, smart little girl...and a really great gymnast, too!

We've also been visiting local farms. We went with my sis-in-law Kristen one morning, and it was another gorgeous day. Auntie Kristen will be known as Mommy in the next few weeks!! She and Rory are expecting a baby girl and we're so happy for them. Isabelle has been quite confused about the whole sister-versus-cousin thing, but she is finally figuring it out. Cousin/Sister Abby has helped clue her in. =)

There have also been some fun excursions with Mimi and Grampy...cousin Darianna came along for this one!
A family visit to my alma mater, the University of New Hampshire, for a Wildcats game- we crushed Villanova! Go Cats!
I had to keep backing up to fit them in the picture, and I"m not sure the people I kept traipsing in front of were all that thrilled about my this is the best I got. All my other pictures are on the phone and I don't know how to upload those on here. Story of my life!
I was about to gobble that little girl of mine up in that oversized pink baseball cap- she looked so cute! I shared my hat with her because that midday sun was just brutal! I loved hearing my guys all cheer and really get into the game! Afterwards I took them on a little tour of campus, to some of the places where many of the scenes in my novel take place. It was quite a trip down memory lane!

There have been sunny after-school trips to the park for the past few weeks. Sometimes they just need to Run. It. Off.

Someone even learned how to roll his tongue...
Ha Ha Ha

Then I look at THIS boy and I simply cannot believe that he is turning into a young man! His feet are the same size as mine (I wear a 9 1/2 or 10) and his voice now sounds like a man. Some days I can handle it and am so proud of the adult he becoming; other days I long for what once was.

 I even got to take two of my boys on a date! We went to the movies (after buying treats from the grocery store to smuggle in of course!) and saw Dolphin Tale. It was fantastic! Better than I'd hoped for! I will own this movie for sure! It has become so hard finding good, inspiring family-friendly films, and this one fits the bill.

And since nobody had school yesterday...we ventured out for one last homage to summer hoorah. The weather has been unseasonably warm so I decided to take full advantage of it! Of course I forgot my camera at home, and I haven't yet figured out how to get the pics from my phone,'ll just have to trust me when I say it was such a beautiful, beautiful day! We explored around a completely vacated beach, took in the vibrant colors and sea breezes- it was awesome! My trusty guidebook deceived me (yet again) and we ended up on an unexpected 4+ mile trek around the entire lake! The boys each took turns encouraging Isabelle and carrying her- it was the sweetest thing to watch ever! I was so, so proud of each of them!

And now I'm off...Halloween costumes are beckoning...  :)


Ryan V. said...

So many fun things! Your oldest really does look so much older just from the time I found your blog until now! They grow up so fast!

Marcia said...

I love how you make the most of your time with your children. I can't wait to hear what you're making for costumes!

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