Wednesday, October 29, 2008
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She didn't want me to take the picture, but I told her one day she would be glad to have a picture of this.
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Tuesday, October 21, 2008
The reason I included this one is because people always say how much Maggie looks like her dad. I have always seen a resemblance, but in this picture, with just their faces, I realize HOW MUCH Maggie looks like her dad.
One of my gripes about New Jersey and from what I have seen, much of the East Coast, is how much everything costs. Most pumpkin patches this time of year have hay rides, corn mazes, pumpkin painting etc... But it all costs extra - $5 for the corn maze, $2 to paint a pumpkin etc...Many pumpkin patches are quite a distance from where you park, so you must ride the wagon out to the pumpkin patch to pick your pumpkin. They charge for that also, and not 50 cents, more like $2.50 per person. That's one of the things I like about this particular place: the corn maze, the kids animal barn, all the extras, are free. (Even the pumpkin painting - if you buy the pumpkin you paint.)
This last shot is of Paige chasing/being chased by the guinea hens.
Posted by Allison at 10:50 AM
Washington Irving, author of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," built a home in the Hudson Valley and there is actually a village called Sleepy Hollow there. So, on one of the Historic Farms - Phillipsburg Manor - they have "Sleepy Hollow Nights!" They had a story teller to tell us all "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and other haunted buildings.
The real attraction is the headless horseman,who rides in the night at Phillipsburg Manor. The girls loved it and weren't scared even a little. It was really fun. But, if we are here next year, we are booking early to be sure and see the Great Jack O'lantern Blaze.
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Thursday, October 16, 2008
On Monday, we headed north to go to the Liberty Science Center - I am a little embarrassed that we have been here for over 3 years and haven't made it there yet. We tend to go south rather than north... here is a view of part of NYC from the observation deck. We were just across the Hudson River. It's still pretty green - but the leaves are turning more and more. Here is Maggie looking through one of those magnifying things on the deck with the Statue of Liberty behind her.
I love this girl....
One of their exhibits was called sky scrapers - super cool. They had two pieces of the World Trade Center on display. This is a beam that was in one of the buildings - completely bent in half.
In other news, we are giddy with anticipation to have our Papa Bear home again - latest word is Friday night!!!! Maggie woke up singing "Daddy's coming home tomorrow, doo da, doo da" And Ashlee spent her time before school this morning making him a card and a poster. I suggested a girls weekend (Me and the two older girls) for Andrew's wedding, Maggie was all for it, but Ashlee stoutly refuses to leave her daddy home alone.
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We saw this idea for an art project at designmom.com and decided to try it last weekend. These pictures speak volumes about the girls temperaments - the one on the left is Maggie's. She was happy to be doing a project, but also wanted to get it done. Ashlee's is the one on the right - three panels, each background a different blend of colors, I am always interested in what they come up with...
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Sunday, October 12, 2008
4. He is really good at playing make believe games with the girls.
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Saturday, October 4, 2008
If you know me well, you know that sometimes I can work myself into a dither worrying about my kids - not usually about the big picture, but about some little thing that I think that they should or should not be doing. The development questionnaires that you are required to fill out at well-baby check ups only make this tendency stronger. I have been waiting, wondering, worrying about the day that Paige will say "mama" and mean it and the other day, she finally, finally, did!!!!!!!!!
Just not to me.... to the baby doll...which she calls baby when she's not holding it. This baby doll laughs, sighs, makes sucking and sleeping noises, cries and says mama! As Paige was holding it the other day, the baby laughed and said "mama" to which Paige replied "mama." And now when she picks the baby up, she almost always says, "mama" ... but still not to me or even about me. I'll forgive her one day.
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#2 "Mom, can we play make-up? It's hard to see Paige's face, but she had blush smeared all down her nose and cheeks. She follows her sisters around almost every minute they are home.
#3 "Bah bye" Picture, if you will, Ashlee getting ready to walk out the door. Paige goes running and finds Ash's lunch box, picks it up, slides it down her arm to hang on her elbow, starts walking away and saying "bah-bye" to mom as she tries to leave with her sister. It is very cute, even if I am the mom. Look at that earnest face.Also, frequently when I get the camera out, Paige makes this face. I'm sorry, but I just can't get enough!
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