Sunday, March 18, 2012

Catching Up - November 2011

The big news in November is that we were able to take the training wheels off of Everett's Bike. He asked one morning if he could try it so we just said yes and pulled them off. We started in the grass and he rode pretty well the very first time I launched him. We decided to keep trying and except for one little break for food he was riding in a matter of hours. Here is the video below.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Catching Up - October 2011

In October we remodeled the kitchen for the second time since we have been in the house. Motivated by an invasion of mice, we ordered new cabinets and a granite countertop and set about ripping apart the kitchen down to the studs.
Eat your heart out Bob Villa. The finished project came out beautifully.
I had a lot of help with the plumbing.
The boys had fun at Halloween carving pumpkins. Everett was a dragon this year and Jack was a frog. As always we had a good time trick or treating with Uncle Danny and Aunt Claudia.
Candy comas ensued.

Catching Up - September 2011

September brought the Sept. 11 memorial and our town really celebrated the lives of those that we lost. 3000+ flags were anonymously planted on the town green and then a day later anonymously removed in the middle of the night. Everett and Jack baked cookies for our police and firefighters and took them to the stations. Overall it was a very good rememberence.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Catching Up - August 2011

August brought with it Hurricane Irene, the largest storm to hit New England in close to 90 years. It came on shore as a tropical storm and brought with it quite a stom surge. We traveled inland to Uncle Danny and Aunt Claudia's house where we had a hurricane party. The next day the pictures really told the story. The town was without power for almost a week with some households not getting it back for almost 2 weeks. The water rose up and deposited flotsum all over the causeway below (usually 5-6 feet above water level) and all over our road. Boats on dry dock floated off their stands crashing into each other before being placed on the ground. We came out pretty well, our power was back in 1 day and our house suffered only a broken storm window and a little bit of lost siding (which was found in our neighbor's yard.)

Docks at the point were covered by the river.
Amy did her best Al Roker impression and luckily did not get blown away.