Thursday, May 18, 2017

Oh Spring is Just the Best!

It's been a beautiful spring here so far - a tad slow in warming up, but everything is just bursting with color, scent, life!  But first, some family photos.










 



Now Fast Forward a Week....








As I sat down to make this wee post, we had our first big storm of the year.  Wind, sheets of rain, and a beautiful golden sunset.  This pretty planet.  

This morning, Little O and I (Paul) took a sunrise walk to the dam, singing with the birds and each other, and I told him about the first time we saw a sunrise together.  He was about two hours old and I held on to this perfect little nugget and we watched his first dawn.  Each time we see a sun rise, I'll probably grow nostalgic and misty-eyed and tell him again how beautiful that sunrise was and still is.  He'll grow tired of hearing it, I'm sure, especially because I'll include some nugget of wisdom that hadn't been there before. Parent Prerogative.  Later today I played some Ultimate Frisbee and took my first swim afterwards.  We spent a short and lovely evening eating pizza, feeding the Bix much healthier pureed foods, and to have this thunderstorm cool us down after a nearly 90 degree day, and a lovely sunset, has brought this wonderful spring day full circle.  

Also this morning, he pooped on the rug and it was hilarious.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mothers Day!

Hello to all of the Mothers out there, those that are grandmothers (and great grandmothers), those that will be Mothers soon, those that will be Mothers sometime and especially, to our mothers.  Without Nana Cindy and Grandma Ree, well, this cute video wouldn't be possible.  So thanks to you both, for all the hard work that you put into miniaturizing cameras so they could fit in cell phones.  And all the hard work that went into raising up us young uns .  We love you! 


And a couple blurry photos as well.




P.S. - Orion's Mother's Day gift to Sarah is his first tooth!

Monday, May 1, 2017

A Little Slice of Spring

Things We've been up to this Spring so far!




Orion is a true pioneer baby! 
He helped stack wood!


 Orion's first canoe ride where he didn't sleep through the whole thing!
 And we (Sarah) got Orion to wear his pioneer hat.  Cool!





And we built a wall!  This room will become our pantry (left side opening) and utility room (right side opening).  The wall was built with less partisan bickering than Trump's proposed disaster, but only just.  We found that political in-fighting decreased when the youngest member of the caucus was napping.  The remaining three members were at maximum productivity during this time, though the cat, as his is nature, largely abstained. This experience led to some important lessons learned - particularly that during project-time, our small government will need to grow and become a nanny state, or at least a babysitter state. Haha.

Crazy thanks to Topher, who essentially created for us a "Build-by-Numbers" wall kit.  All we had to do was make some cuts and hammer some things, et voila, a big beautiful wall.  



To continue this hilarious line of joking, here's Orion providing an important function of government - that of checks and balances.  He first checks the chair for its suitability as food and decides to instead balance on a different chair.  Ok, that's about enough of this line.



Quick note, while creating this blog post, Orion was playing with two big jars of homemade cider vinegar.  Unfortunately, he didn't break any glass ceilings.  Also unfortunately he did break a glass jar containing one gallon of vinegar.  Way to drain the swamp, kiddo.  On an unrelated note, our kitchen floor has never been cleaner.  After this experience we have decided to stop taking parenting advice from Saturday Night Live.

 Also, Auntie Laura came to visit!  Of this visit I have little evidence save for this cameo appearance.  I assume she has several terrabytes worth of evidence.  She's a great aunt!


And we visited Lake Champlain for the first time.



And we fell asleep.



Love to you all!