Wednesday, June 24, 2015

june 24, 2015

it's been a hot week here, so i broke out the paddling pool again this afternoon for the kiddos.  neither of them are terribly afraid of the water/splashing/etc. which makes for a great time and fun pics.  here's little miss cheesy grin splashing to her heart's content.  between this happy girl and some great mid-air jumps from ian, it was tricky to pick just one photo for today :)  glad that we will have these memories to look back on when the kids are grown!!


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

june 23, 2015

this afternoon i watched my goddaughter and her sister at our house while their mum taught violin lessons.  we then had the whole family join us for dinner, although unfortunately hubby got caught up with yet another appliance delivery disaster...another story for another day.  i whipped up two quiches (vegetarian and non-veggie required).  one spinach and one bacon-cheddar.  i was lucky enough to have these two helpers in the kitchen today.  ian was sweet to think to get nell a chair to stand on and they swapped turns stirring back and forth.  at least it kept them still and occupied for five minutes ;)


Monday, June 22, 2015

june 22, 2015

i've always done the same smoothie recipe for years on end.  oj, yoghurt, banana, spinach and a mix-in of whatever fresh or frozen fruit i have on hand.  now that i've had the vitamix for a month, i decided i was ready to branch out and try some actual smoothie recipes.  cue the blueberry banana smoothie.  first off, i loooooove the color.  because of adding spinach to my smoothies, i'm used to a brownish/green hue, so this gorgeous purple really appealed to me :)  the recipe called for soy milk, which we do not use, so i substituted unsweetened almond milk.  it was full of flavor and was a great mid-afternoon pick me up!


Sunday, June 21, 2015

june 21, 2015

happy father's day to all the dads out there!  we celebrated with a more relaxed day at home today, after the busyness of hubby's birthday yesterday.  i snapped this quick pic of daddy doing bedtime snuggles.  i just lovelovelove everything in this pic.  from the look of contentment on hubby's face, to ian snuggling tight and lydia holding his hand behind hubby's neck.  ahhh...there is nothing more attractive than a man who does fatherhood well.  i love this man!


Saturday, June 20, 2015

june 20, 2015

today's was hubby's birthday and we spent the day at the museum (or 'zeeum' as ian kept calling it) of science in boston.  hubby's mum was able to join us and we had a blast looking around.  the place is huge and there's something for everyone.  it was hard to tell who had more fun...ian or hubby :)  one of their favorite exhibits was the dinosaur section.  here they are pictured with cliff, an almost complete triceratops.  he's been on loan to the museum for quite a while, but is slated to head home soon.  the museum is attempting to raise enough money to buy cliff and keep him in boston.  we contributed to the fund by purchasing a cliff stuffie for ian and a hatch-your-own dino egg.  

the rest of the day was just as fun...the usual birthday antics...presents, singing, cake, yummy dinner.  it was fun to see ian really get into celebrating daddy for the day.  very cute :)


Friday, June 19, 2015

june 19, 2015

somebody is eight months old today and someone else is 29 and a half and staring down the barrel of 30!  i'll give you three guesses who is pictured below... ;)


Thursday, June 18, 2015

june 18, 2015

earlier today we had our very own "green monstah" in the house.  eat your hearts out, red sox...ours is much, much cuter ;)


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

june 17, 2015

yesterday i ran the annual louise rosetti 5k for the third time.  it was a personal best time for me and a top fifty finish!  i felt really good and boy, does three miles fly when you've just finished training for a half marathon haha!  i'm really blessed to have the best cheering section, two of whom are pictured below.  the picture was taken before hubby arrived (he raced through traffic to make it in time) and while ian was devouring his dinner, but i love my family and their full support for my running.  the finish line never looks better than when i see them cheering me on :)


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

...and we're back!

after an insane few weeks of hubby traveling, no computer due to a virus, a printer that decided to go crazy and print out one character per page and a full sd card, this blog has sadly been left in the dust.  i almost decided to give up on this year's project 365, but having taken all the pictures, i am determined to find the time to upload them.  there may not be as much written info with each pic and i may have to borrow from my iphone during the time my sd card was full with no place to download the pictures to, but i will start backdating immediately!

hang on for the ride :)

june 16, 2015

today was our first csa share pick up.  we got some yummy veggies from the farmstand and then headed out into the field to pick strawberries.  ian was most impressed with being able to and pick them himself and he proudly carried his strawberries all the way back to the car.  i'm excited to use our share in our meals this week.  looking forward to getting back to farm fresh eating over the summer.


Monday, June 15, 2015

june 15, 2015

so after a mix up in the results on race day, i came to find out i actually won third place in my age group for the mile portion of the twin lobster from last sunday.  the event coordinators were kind enough to mail my award to me, which arrived this afternoon.  pretty excited to receive the certificate below, along with a couple other sponsor prizes.  


Sunday, June 14, 2015

june 14, 2015

today we headed up to crane beach for the afternoon once the kids were up from their naps.  this was lydia's first time actually going in the ocean (well, little tide pools as the tide was all the way out).  she splashed around for a good while until she started to get cold.  love this aerial view of her :)


Saturday, June 13, 2015

june 13, 2015

this goof fell asleep hanging on to her car seat handle.


Friday, June 12, 2015

june 12, 2015

well, she may not be crawling yet, but lydia has decided she wants to stand!  she hasn't got herself all the way up, but she got up onto one knee today, and as evidenced by her cheshire cat grin in the picture below, she was rather pleased with herself.  lol.


Thursday, June 11, 2015

june 11, 2015

last day of t-ball practice today.  my little athlete has definitely learned something about the game and overall enjoyed the six sessions with his coaches.  it was fun to get him into something that allows him to run and burn energy.  i sometimes wonder if i gave birth to the energizer bunny!


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

june 10, 2015

we had our lovely little friend ellie to stay with us for the day today.  three kids really wasn't too much more than my usual two and it was fun to have them all eating lunch together :)


Tuesday, June 9, 2015

june 9, 2015

my family is in town visiting and we took a trip down to ikea.  unfortunately we were a bit longer than planned and the boy crashed in my arms in the last aisles of the marketplace.  i don't get many still snuggles from him these days, so as heavy as he was, i relished the moment.  especially right as he nodded off and he sleepily murmured, "i love you, mummy".  


Monday, June 8, 2015

june 8, 2015

"who's that baby in there?"


Sunday, June 7, 2015

june 7, 2015

i ran the twin lobster race today in gloucester.  my first half marathon, preceded by a mile race.  the views were breathtaking along the course and i had to snap a couple pics while on my walk intervals. absolutely gorgeous and i can't believe i get to run in such a beautiful area of the country.


Saturday, June 6, 2015

june 6, 2015

just chilling on a saturday afternoon.


Friday, June 5, 2015

june 5, 2015

we have several house guests coming this weekend and i've been working on getting each room organized for their arrival.  my younger sister will be using lydia's room while they are staying here and i'm really glad it gave me the impetus to go through and organize the nursery.  i love how bright and cheery it looks.  i'm also loving the purple accents i decided to add to the nursery set from when ian had it to make it a bit more girlie...doesn't hurt that purple is my favorite colo ;)  


Thursday, June 4, 2015

june 4, 2015

got a wicked deal on a solid wood train table today.  and i'm patting myself on the back for getting it on the roof racks, driven home and reassembled in the house all by myself.  hubby's umpteenth week of business trips = mama figures out how to do it on her own.  #momstrong


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

june 3, 2015

this girlie is always so happy.  we are a lucky family to have her as our baby.  swinging brings out some of her best giggles :)


Tuesday, June 2, 2015

june 2, 2015

tuesday afternoon babysitting duties.  these two spent half an hour conversing in baby babble through the pack-n-play side.  


Monday, June 1, 2015

june 1, 2015

monday morning music class at the library.  he doesn't look it, but he does actually enjoy himself!


Sunday, May 31, 2015

may 31, 2015

this girlie is starting to think about crawling!  she's spending more and more time in the position below, wiggling back and forth, but no forward motion yet.  i'm sure it won't be too much longer, although i'm quite happy to have it be a while yet.  not ready to be fully chasing two!!


Saturday, May 30, 2015

may 30, 2015

sporting flamingos for her aunt.  and maybe a cheeky smile :)


Friday, May 29, 2015

may 29, 2015

post-smoothie face :)


Thursday, May 28, 2015

may 28, 2015

ah, this cutie.  lovelovelove.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

may 27, 2015

first smoothie with my new vitamix.  nom nom nom!


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

may 26, 2015

my mother's day gift from my hubby and kiddos arrived today!  i'm beyond excited to start using it :)