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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Keep Counting

We thought we were done at 14. How many more libraries are there, really?

Welcome to Winchester! With a gorgeous view. Adam and I made some very nice friends there--a woman named Susan and her tiny granddaughter Arden were enjoying their first library outing. Adam's many library adventures impressed them, and I hope they'll have some adventures of their own.

After that, we went down to Watertown to investigate a series of Armenian grocery stores with Elizabeth. The photos here don't do the places justice, since I mostly had to run around keeping his hands out of the olives. But I have two words for you: yogurt soda.

Then we met up with Tui (who I went to school with and Elizabeth said I simply must meet) and her new baby Jonah (who is happy and adorable!) and had some lunch. Elizabeth was right--I had to meet Tui. She's great, and I hope we see her and Jonah again soon.

And now Adam is sleeping these adventures off with Arf in the crib. That's library 15, for those who are counting. Party on!


Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Adam was going to eat his own yogurt today, come hell or high water--and mine, as well. So he had two yogurts. One of which he managed himself. Sort of.

Funny kid.

Also, bonus photo from the wet and rainy playground earlier.


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Farm Boy!

My mom just emailed me this from a few weeks ago. I had to share!

Please Get Ahead Of the Cat

Adam has developed a fondness for playing with the flashlight. He likes to shine it around. And if you shine it at the wall or the floor, he'll play with the dot of light.

Seriously, kid, it's adorable, but isn't it time you pulled ahead of Oliver?

Well, but wait.

He likes to give his little friends a drink from whatever cup or bottle he's playing with.

And he's fallen for the frog. We named her Laylee, because she smells like eucalyptus, which sounds like ukulele, so Laylee. In this photo, she's upside down, but that's because in all the other photos I have, he's moving too fast to see.

He's started sleeping with the frog; hopefully when he starts going to day care soon, she can be his naptime companion there. Adam has so many stuffed friends--Arf, Elmo, Laylee, Eggplant, Lobster (we are not creative namers; Mike thinks it's presumptuous of us to name his toys)--and he loves to hug them and kiss them. I hope he doesn't get confused when he starts making school friends, and getting frisky with them!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Weekend Tidbits

And you thought I only got those half dozen great photos in Phillie? You doubt me?

I wish I'd had time to switch to video for that one--but they came flying at me!

The adorable and ever-game Theo in front of the Reading Terminal Market.

Adam being a champ during a very, very, very, very, very long drive.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Silly Ol' Snellios

This weekend, we drove to Philadelphia to visit the Snell/Silio family.

We ate delightful baked goods at the Reading Terminal Market. Also, pork sandwiches for breakfast, because we have no shame.

The kids were all very excited to peek in the windows at the animal shelter, where the cats were sunning themselves. What a great idea for advertising!

We visited Elphreth's Alley, which is a teeny little historic street. But I'm making faces in all the photos, so here's Adam in Elphreth's sub-alley.

After dinner, we walked down to the Narberth train station to watch the 7:01 go by. We had a perfect storm--the north- and southbound trains arrived within a minute of each other, and a commuter train swooshed by just as we were about to leave. Three!

Adam had a cinnamon raisin bagel for breakfast, and loved it, which was exciting to me. He's never been able to manage a bagel before on his own.

And here are Mike and Adam in front of a sculpture called Atmosphere and Environment VII at the art museum.

There was a lot of driving, and a lot of kids this weekend, but Adam was very game, and he had a lot of fun playing with Theo and Conrad. We had a lovely visit!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Yard Work

And by work, I mean the terrible strain of hanging around outside. Does he or does he not look like an elderly man on vacation in this hat?

And more "bath" fun. This is all he wants to do anymore.

And Adam can use the slide by himself!


Another Smithy Day

Actually, I'm honestly not sure if these are photos from last Tuesday or last Saturday. I thought Saturday, but what do I know?

Anyway, they were all fun. I'm going to catch up with more photos, so check back soon!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

We spent most of today outside, and glory be but it was lovely.

Adam quickly learned to get up on his climber and slide by himself.

Which he enjoyed.

And we played out some more when Mike got home.

We also made a little pool out of a plastic storage bin, which was very popular.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Bridge

Adam spent today the way so many of us have at Smith Farm--on his belly on the bridge.

Note the Nana safety harness.

This photo is sideways, but I liked it better that way. He's dangling!

From under the bridge.

He had to learn to lay down on his tummy. You wouldn't think that was so hard, but it took some concentration to do it on purpose, especially to get close enough to the edge but not too close.

We all had a fabulous time.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Tomasulos Everywhere!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Ha! So There.

Marsha's always picking on me for not wanting Adam to get too dirty, and for cleaning him up right away when he gets at all messy.

So, some photos in her honor.

First, a series of Adam coloring Easter eggs--with his hands!

Topped off with a formal portrait of Adam's First Easter Egg That He Did All By Himself.

And, in addition, plus also, we had a messy, messy dinner, in which Adam ate (among other things) sweet potatoes and asparagus with his hands.

There were so many great pictures of Adam today. I don't get enough of the people around him, though! Tomorrow we'll do some group pictures.

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