Archive for September, 2010

An Afternoon at Tougas Farm

September 19, 2010 Leave a comment

It may not be officially fall for another four days, but it sure does feel like it!  Today we spent the afternoon at Tougas Farm in Northboro after a recommendation from James, who’d taken his students there on a field trip a couple of weeks ago.

toddler, pumpkin patch

This is my absolute favorite picture of the day. He was so excited to be standing on that rock!

We  spent the afternoon drinking apple cider, feeding goats (video), getting heckled by roosters, playing on the playground and picking pumpkins.  Despite the fact that there were a million people there and it was basically impossible to snap a photo of Emmett on the tractor (which was very disappointing), we all had a blast!  We also learned, yet again, that a stick is always better than pretty much anything to little boys, even a patch full of pumpkins …

toddler flower

Emmett the Flower

toddler in pumpkin patch

Pumpkin Picker

Check out more photos from our afternoon in the Tougas Farm set on Flickr.  Happy fall!

Age Timer: 20 months


Last Days of Summer: Labor Day in Maine

September 9, 2010 Leave a comment

Traditionally, Labor Day marks the end of summertime. Usually, this is a major bummer. But this year, I think my family had a pretty awesome summer, making it a little easier to watch it go.

Toddler with Shovel

Emmett and His Shovel in the Boat

Some of this summer’s highlights:

  1. Emmett got his first buzz cut.
  2. James and I got engaged and started planning our wedding. (Have I directed you to our wedding website yet?)
  3. We visited with Cousin Gus, Aunt A and Uncle Mac in Michigan.
  4. Emmett took swim lessons.
  5. We had Emmett’s first trip to the Jersey shore with Nana, Gran-D and Aunt Niki.

A couple of days in Maine with Gran Lucy, Grandpa Mac, Uncle Shawn, Aunt Sara and Cousin Ben were a great way to top off the summer.  We enjoyed a yummy lobster feast (and learned just how much Emmett enjoys corn on the cob), spent some time on the beach and the boat, did some shopping in Freeport for Emmett’s fall wardrobe, and mainly just relaxed.

grandma and grandsons

Emmett with Gran Lucy and Cousin Ben

Toddler eating corn on the cob

Emmett Devours His Corn on the Cob

Toddler and Lobster

Emmett Confronts a Lobster With a Grill Lighter

Who else is looking forward to toddlers playing in piles of leaves in the fall and making snowmen in the winter?  I know Em and I are.

For more photos from our Labor Day visit in Maine, view the set on Flickr.

Age Timer: 19 months, 3 weeks

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