- Griffin goes tubing at Joe's Pond
- Swimming the whole length of the pool
- Vera's current vocab and top ten cutest sayings ("OK Daddy...")
- Stuff Griff Builds, including the latest home depot kids projects (Ambulance anyone?)
Monday, October 27, 2014
Monday, June 16, 2014
- Vera in the swimming pool “swimming” by herself with the arm floaties and foam vest. She immediately started with cute little legs running underwater and even started lounging back and just floating. Either way, giant smile.
- Griffin and Vera sharing a room and waking up (and falling asleep) alternately saying “HI!” “HI!” “HI!” with a rising tone accent. Also Griffin occasionally saying “Its okay Vera” or bringing her a stuffed animal or blanket when she cried out.
- Early mornings and late afternoons/evenings on the beach. In particular the sunset evening on Grace bay beach where we took a bunch of pictures and watched as the tide slowly eroded the defenses of Lookout Point.
- Lookout Point – a castle we built.
- Oreos. Vera started saying “O-eYO!”
- The French bakery. And its lovely proprietor who complemented our kids and treated us to a free box of caramels after we spent 10 minutes admiring and purchasing just about one of everything. And eating the stuffed breads.
- Taylor Bay. The best kept secret just off Sunset Bay Drive. Just walk behind the tennis courts on your left. We’d have missed it except for the tourists from Maine who were unloading their car road-side and showed us the path.
- Napping Vera in the backpack while I walked three or so miles of grace bay beach.
- Nissan Sunny. What a P.O.S. rental car – and only $80 per day.
- Cold Coconut water at the fish fry night.
- Cats! Officially the hotel staff called one of the semi-domesticated feral ones “Mama”, but Vicki was calling her Nickels.
Monday, April 7, 2014
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Griffin was well behaved and awesome last night. He did his own washing in the bath and cleaned up his room without supervision - I just asked once. While we were reading stories we played "opposite day" where you say the opposite of what you mean. Griffin said "I don't love my little sister Vera." That's what he came up with. We read green eggs and ham and dragons love tacos and he laughed particularly loudly at my word-swap outs as we read. I love that lil guy.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Griffin and I go to the depot for a lot of different reasons, especially now that the basement is under renovation. But the biggest thing lately has been for kids workshop time, which happens the first Saturday morning of each month. Griffin has built a race car, a tic tac toe board, a toolbox, a ship, and now a Trojan horse bank. He has a little orange apron with his name on it and he collects pins for completing each project. There are always nails to pound and glue and paint to make a mess with. The last one even had some screws. He's getting pretty good at hammering nails. Makes a Dad proud.