Sunday, July 30, 2017

2nd half of July

Some good summer days...

Silly cousins

baseball buddies

 Canoeing on the Connecticut (we just discovered renting boats from Ledyard:)

Boston Lot

peaceful morning at the Montshire

More maple ice cream and baseball with frieds

 Summer Celebration Camp - pirates theme.

Norwich Fair

 Brave Adara & Fiona at the lookout on our hike
First time at the White Cottage

Alden's first time fully dressing himself - shirt inside out, shorts on backwards, and pink shoes.

Adara & Nico ready to race the Nighthawk

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Lemonade Stand

Adara saw some neighbors doing a lemonade stand last month, and has had a bee in her bonnet to do one ever since. Emily got a cookbook for her birthday around that same time, and has been waiting for a chance to make something.  Last Saturday, we let them go to town - Adara made lemonade and Emily made some chocolate dipped treats, they both made signs and set up shop on the corner near our house.  Alasdair gave them some tips on smiling and waving to people, and being polite.  I was just hoping a couple people would stop, so they wouldn't be sad.  They were out there for over two hours, got along, and had lots of business.  Partway through they decided that Emily would run the table, and Adara got on her bike and rode around the neighborhood "alerting" people she saw that there was a lemonade and snack stand.  We were all amazed that they made $43!  Of course they also got talks on business (paying off your expenses) and tithing (each chose something to give their $2 tithe to.:)

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

4th of July

Back to the lake for a weekend of long meetings and time with extended family.

Big House Cookout

Running behind the Gator

Checking out an old schooner parked at the Marina

Apparently the Marina doesn't sell milkshakes any more?  So, Papa made everyone frappes back at the house.  :)

Back home on the actual 4th - Rail Trail fun run & 5k

Afternoon Nighthawks game & river swim

Cookout with friends -- no pictures but Fiona made Adara this cool shirt!

Monday, July 10, 2017

June was a big month!

 I've posted a lot from last month - last days of school, Emily's birthday, Tavilla reunion, Groves reunion - here are some of the moments in between.

We spent part of a weekend with the Achmoody boys - Alden's dream come true. :)

First Nighthawks game of the season

Mallory's birthday 

The girls took a mystery ride to PA where they spent a week with Granny while Alasdair worked.  Alden and I had some fun at home.  

a couple days of TMO camp (he had mixed feelings about camp, but LOVED his new backpack:)

Couldn't figure out what to do with him one evening and had to skip a meeting... so we went to a baseball game instead.

Noah gifted Alden a hat when we got there. Later he wandered off and asked the players for a bat, which of course they couldn't give him.  But as we were leaving, the catcher came over with a bat he'd cracked and asked me if he could give it to Alden.  Happy boy.

Playground & river time with sweet friends.  Love the big sisters each with an arm her around little sister's shoulder:

Dinner at the Powlisons' Woodstock house with their kids &g randkids.

Pool days.