Monthly Archives: October 2014

A REALLY Big Whale

For our second year, my friend Emily and I are doing a homeschool-preschool co-op for our kids.  (Somehow, I don’t think I’ve blogged about this at all but it’s been a great part of our week for the past year … Continue reading

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He Sings! He Talks! He Runs! Oh The Cuteness!

Mark is daily amazing us with his leaps and bounds forward in talking, moving, and generally just being super adorable.  Here’s three videos to let you experience the cuteness too. Sadly, two of them are upside down.  I’m still getting … Continue reading

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A Weekend Getaway, Part 3: Waterfalls and Vultures, Oh My!

Here’s part 1 and Part 2. Sunday morning we decided to take a bit of a detour through Letchworth State Park on our way home. The main entrance to the park is only about 20 minutes from Houghton so during … Continue reading

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A Weekend Getaway, Part 2: A College Reunion, Sparsely Attended But Greatly Enjoyed

Here’s part 1. Saturday, October 4th was Homecoming at my college and also the ostensible reason for our trip up to western New York.  So, in the morning after the kayak rides on the lake, we headed for Houghton.  There’s … Continue reading

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A Weekend Getaway, Part 1: The Friends Who Got Us To Drive 309 Miles With Two Children In The Back Seat

My fifteen-year college reunion was the first weekend in October.  As much as I love Houghton, I wouldn’t have made the drive all the way up there just to go to the half-day reunion.  Luckily, my dear friend Lisa lives … Continue reading

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Mark is a Star! (what happens when a boy has an older sister)

A friend kindly gave Ellie a lot of fun clothes in her size.  Last week we were putting them away and Mark fell in love with one particular shirt .  He even insisted on wearing it! 🙂 I think he’s … Continue reading

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“Children In Pumpkins”, The 2014 “Look! a Tractor!” Edition

As is our custom (here’s 2013 and 2012), we went to Weber’s Cider Mill Farm on Thursday evening to take pictures of our kids with the pumpkins.  Unluckily for the parents but super-happily for the “things that go”-obsessed Mark, there … Continue reading

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