Friday, July 26, 2013

Day 2 of Our Trip to Vermont: Fun at Lake Dunmore

On our second day in Vermont we went to Lake Dunmore to enjoy some swimming and kayaking before Bob had to head back to Maine.  It was fun for Grace, Jack and Eve to experience swimming in a lake versus the ocean!

Eve enjoyed playing along the shore and swimming with Daddy! 

If you look closely at the picture above you can see Jack kayaking with Daddy!  Jack loved every moment he spent out on the water in the kayak.  He was an excellent paddler.  

Unfortunately, I did not take too many pictures at the beach this day so this is the only one that I have of Grace.  If you look REALLY close can you find Grace??  Grace also went kayaking with Daddy but then she decided to jump into the water and hold onto the front of the kayak for the remainder of her trip across the lake!  :)

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Day 1 of Our Trip to Vermont: More Pictures of Outdoor Piano Playing!

Here are some pictures of Grace, Jack and Eve playing a beautifully painted piano, which was located just across the street from Middlebury's Town Hall Theater.


Poppy with Jack and Grace!

 Jack and Eve

 This piano was especially fun for Grace, Jack and Eve to play because the keys were all painted a different color!

Grace and Eve


Jack and Eve

Monday, July 22, 2013

Day 1 of our Trip to Vermont: Playing the Piano Outside!

We arrived at Maddy and Poppy's house on a Saturday afternoon.  Grace, Jack and Eve were so excited to finally be in Middlebury, Vermont!  On our first evening there we went all went out to dinner.  On our ride back to Maddy and Poppy's home that evening we stopped in town so that Grace, Jack and Eve could play several pianos, all of which were scattered outside throughout Middlebury!  This was one of my favorite experiences from our trip to Vermont this year.  I loved watching my children play the pianos outside!  This really was a very unique experience for them.  Grace and Jack were especially excited because they started taking piano lessons in May and they were amazed they could practice outside!   I have several more pictures of this great experience coming tomorrow!

P.S.  It's wonderful to be blogging again after such a long break!  :)

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Our Week

We have had a great week.  Jack and Grace finished a three day swim camp today at the Michael Phelps Swimming Center in Saco.  It was such a wonderful experience for both of them!  You can click HERE to see pictures of Jack and Grace and a video of Grace doing the butterfly stroke on their Facebook page.  Eve and I enjoyed some special time together while Jack and Grace were swimming.  We visited Saco's library and went to two story times at our town library together.  Eve loved meeting a therapy dog today at our library named Gracie!  It has been such a busy week but I hope to catch up on this blog real soon.  I have so many pictures to post!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Back from Vermont...

Every July we go to Maddy and Poppy's home for a week to attend Middlebury's Festival on the Green.  We returned from our fun-filled trip this afternoon.  I have lots of pictures to share from our time in Vermont.

Thank you so much to Maddy and Poppy for an amazing week.  We had the best time!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013


We have been hearing lots of tiny chirps from the baby swallow birds inside of this bird house, which hangs from our front porch.  The mama bird was quite busy this morning flying to and from the nest to feed all of her hungry babies!   

Got Gracie, Jack & Eve?