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Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Thanksgiving, as always, was lovely, full of delightful food and Christmas lights.  The weather was gorgeous, so we were able to spend a lot of time outside, which was a lot of fun.


Adam spent a lot of time hanging out with Ben and Ana.  Ana is a huge fan of little kids, and she spent a lot of time swinging an enthusiastic Adam around in circles.  I suppose 7 is too young to babysit, but she would volunteer.

She also showed Adam how to pick the berries of stray checkerberry branches...
...and throw them around.

And of course, the traditional lighting of the barn!

Birthday Follow Up

After the big Cider Day, we had a nice little Tuesday night birthday at home.  Adam was thrilled with all his gifts--the little musical guitar, the book with all the tabs that shows how machines work (now he wants an oil derrick), Jessie to go with his Buzz and Woody, a new box of Legos and a very impressive windmill.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Just Keep Spinning

Birthday photos coming, but I took this today and couldn't resist.


Sunday, November 20, 2011


Adam's birthday cake: another of Marsha's brilliant accomplishments. 


 Christmas trees arrived early this year.

Ana and Ben helped Adam open his birthday gifts.  This one was a big, noise-making bulldozer.  He LOVES it.

Sunday, November 6, 2011


A few weeks ago we went to the Flatbread Company for dinner with Jo and Tom.  This is the pizza place that is in what used to be the somewhat skeevy Sacco's Bowl Heaven in Davis Square.  The bowling alley wasn't doing very well (in spite of the hipster neighborhood and the presumed market for run-down candlepin bowling that should come with that), and after a bunch of community meetings, they decided that a big, healthy, family-friendly restaurant/bowling alley was the way to go.  And the food is really fabulous, though there are only a few lanes and it's hard to get one.

When we went with Jo and Tom for dinner on a weeknight, we weren't able to bowl after eating--no time before Adam's bedtime.  Since then, Adam has been begging to go pizzabowling, which is his name for the place.  So today, we did.

He got the hang of it by the end, though I love the little duck walk as he starts to get ready to straddle for the push. And he tried out a lot of different arm motions right after the bowl, based primarily on my tendency to either put my hands on my hips or lace my fingers behind my back while I'm watching my balls roll.  He also asked to keep the shoes.

And apparently, Sunday at 2:30 pm is a good time to get a lane, in case you're curious.


Thursday, November 3, 2011

Your Short Term Halloween Fix

A snapshot of our Halloween.

 Notice that Adam has developed a response to the instruction, "Smile!"

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