Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day

"Land of the free because of the brave." 
Thank you to all of our fallen and unsung heroes who have given the ultimate sacrifice by protecting our country with their lives. Thank you to all veterans past, present and future for our freedom and for keeping my family safe.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Stars on Ice!

Last month Grace and I went to see Stars on Ice at the Cumberland County Civic Center.  Ever since the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Grace has been a big fan of the figure skater Gracie Gold.  Grace was so excited to have the opportunity to see Gracie perform live.  We also saw the Olympic gold medalist ice dancing pair Charlie White and Meryl Davis.  They were all so incredible to watch!  

Here is Grace before the show looking around at the thousands of people in the Civic Center before the show started! 

Here are the Stars on Ice!

 Grace was so excited to receive an autographed picture of Gracie Gold!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Recital Day

 Grace and Jack had their ballet recital on Saturday.  Here they are getting ready and waiting until they go on stage!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Dandelion Flower Prints

Every spring we make dandelion flower prints.  This first started when Grace was sixteen months old.  Eve was the first to make yellow dandelion prints this morning.  She picked several dandelions from our yard, dipped them into sparkly yellow paint and pressed them onto paper.  The flower prints always turn out to be so pretty and so perfectly spring!


A beautiful sunset last night!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

A Very Special Sea Dogs Baseball Game

Last night we attended a Sea Dogs baseball game at Hadlock Field in Portland.  The Sea Dogs are the Double-A affiliate team of the Boston Red Sox.  One of the game sponsors was the Scarborough Schools PTA so all Scarborough students had the opportunity to go out onto the field and stand with a player during the singing of our national anthem.  

Here are Grace and Jack waiting on the field just before they ran out near the pitcher's mound.  They were very fortunate to stand with the pitcher of the Sea Dogs.  Once they were out on the field Jack turned to the pitcher and asked, "How good of a pitcher are you?"   His response was, "Great!"  :)

Grace and Jack were so excited to see Slugger, who is the mascot for the Sea Dogs.  Our sweet little Eve decided not to go out onto the field because she is quite frightened of Slugger.  Eve enjoys watching and waving to him from afar but does not want to get too close!

Here are Eve, Grace, Jack and Daddy watching the game.  It rained on and off throughout the game but it certainly didn't dampen our excitement.

Grace loves Slugger and she went right up to him to give a high five.

Look who else went to the game with us....Lavender!!!  Eve laughed and laughed when her beloved "Der-Der" watched the baseball game too!

Grace and Jack were asked if they would like to play musical chairs out on the field at the end of the fourth inning.  They were both so excited to have another opportunity go back on the field for a second time.  Here they are waiting in a special section of the stands before going onto the field again.

 Grace intently watched every move of the game.

Jack and Slugger!

 Here is Eve giving Daddy a big kiss just before the game started.

 Here are Grace and Jack on the field at the end of the fourth inning playing musical chairs.  What an amazing experience they had at the Sea Dogs game.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Monday, May 12, 2014

Jack's First T-Ball Game!

 Jack started T-ball last week.  His first game was today!  Our local pizza place is sponsoring Jack's team, which is named Pat's Pizza!  Here is Jack right before the start of his very first game.  He was so excited.

Jack is #9!

 Jack's coach talking to the team right before the game started.

 Jack playing third base.

 Here are Jack's biggest fans...his sisters!  Grace came straight from her cross country practice to watch Jack play his first T-ball game.

 Jack up to bat!

Way to go, Jack!

Got Gracie, Jack & Eve?