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Thursday, October 27, 2011


Halloween party at Miss Maureen's--first official wearing of the Buzz Lightyear costume.  More to follow, but for now:

Friday, October 21, 2011

Road Builders

Adam and Brian playing in the driveway.


Sunday, October 16, 2011


We've been playing a game the past few days, when we get a chance.  It changes pretty often--sometimes the space between the two trash bins is the goal; sometimes I'm the catcher, sometimes I'm the kicker.  This was just one permutation it went through.  Adam calls it baseball.  I call it Adamball.


Friday, October 14, 2011

Last Beach Day....Or Is It?

I keep saying it's the last one, and then weather keeps being bizarrely, eerily, really disturbingly summery.  So when you have a holiday like Columbus Day, where do you go?  Revere!

And we've been reading Curious George Goes To the Beach a lot, so we had to have a picnic.  I just barely kept him from feeding anything to the sea gulls.

He has developed a "say cheese!" smile.

Notice the buried feet.  I was told I had to take pictures of this.

And our shadows are waving to you!

Thursday, October 13, 2011


Okay, so technically Chris is a Ritacco.  But he was far outnumbered this weekend in New Haven.

Adam, just before eating four scrambled eggs and a piece of toast.

 Never. Stop. Moving.

Steph has a glamorous smile, and Adam is a goofball supremo.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Baking Day

Last Monday we had an unexpected day off.  A rainy day off.  We filled it with baking banana bread and zucchini bread, and Adam did more than his share.

Monday, October 10, 2011

A Cruise with David Coffin

Gotta get caught up!  It's been a whole week since we went on a Boston Harbor Cruise narrated by David Coffin.

As usual, this was one of those strange choices Marsha makes to spend her leisure time engaging in an activity that scares the pants off her.  Boat-wise, it wasn't that bad, the rather sensible limit of her fear is whether she feels confident she could swim to shore.  There are a lot of islands in the Harbor, so we were fine on that count.

There was a delightful brunch.

And Adam had his "surprises" (mini construction equipment) to play with.

Also cookies.  Chocolate chip cookies.

That's David Coffin.  He's the song leader for Christmas Revels every year, and he narrates the Harbor cruise.  The website description lists him as a raconteur, while I prefer the title "anecdotalist," but he gives a good cruise.  There were all kinds of interesting facts--where Boston used to dump their garbage (Spectacle Island), how the city was filled in (did you know the Old State House used to be on the water?), the fact that George Lucas may or may not have been inspired to create the AT-AT based on some of the cranes at the shipyards (sounds unlikely, but looks half-convincing).

It was a lovely afternoon, and Marsha didn't freak out once.  We're all very proud!

Monday, October 3, 2011


Friday at the Deerfield Fair ended up being, in large part, a journey from one tractor sales area to another.  Adam could only be teased away from the backhoes and front loaders with a promise of more backhoes and front loaders--in different colors--at the next stop.  In this way, we darted around the fairground for the day.

It was a gorgeous day sandwiched in between two grim and rainy ones--we were super lucky.  And there were camel rides!  Adam was too little to take one, but still--camel rides!

 Aforementioned diggers.

 French fries.

 This looks like we had shoulder rides, but really he tolerated this for about 20 seconds--long enough for a photo.
 More diggers.

 Roller coaster!  Adam and I went on a roller coaster!  He watched it go around the little track, called it a train, and asked to get on.  We did, and as soon as it started to move, he asked to get off.  But he was very brave through the whole thing.  And, if I may say so myself, so was I.  Though there were no plummets, so it wasn't that hard.


 Speaking of brave, Marsha was a trouper on the Ferris wheel.

 Adam had a great time on it.  

 ....aaaand more diggers.

Also, Adam wandered around for a fill five or six minutes with this dragonfly perched jauntily on his hat.  Of course, he had no idea, but Dylan and I both thought it was kind of awesome.

Fabulous day.  Tons of fun.  Lots of delicious, bad-for-you food, smelly livestock, and diggers--so many wonderful diggers.  Fun for the whole family!

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