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Entries from August 2010

Lake 22

August 23rd, 2010 by Allan · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

(Tap, tap– hey, is this thing still on?  Whoa, and all these posts by Eleanor– wow, I guess this thing has been up and running [oops]) We had a great weekend, starting on Saturday with a hike up the “Lake 22,” apparently named that for the creek that drains it being the 22nd that a […]

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East coast summer vacation — Part 2

August 22nd, 2010 by Eleanor · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Here are some highlights from our fabulous week on Cape Cod (plus a little RI). Sailing on Ode to Joy, my parents boat that they sailed to RI from Michigan earlier this summer.  The boat was at Barrington Yacht Club, the club we belonged to growing up, so ran into lots of old friends as […]

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East coast summer vacation — Part 1

August 20th, 2010 by Eleanor · Comments Off on East coast summer vacation — Part 1 · Uncategorized

In mid-July we made our annual pilgramage back east.  We kicked off the vacation with my cousin, Charlie’s wedding near Hartford, CT and then spent a week at my parent’s place on Cape Cod.  It was a great week+ where we got to see friends and family, hit some of my favorite New England haunts, and soak […]

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Tricycles

August 17th, 2010 by Eleanor · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

The girls got some awesome tricycles for their birthday from Grandma Judy and Big Daddy.  One of the great features of these trikes is the pole that comes out of the back that parents can use to push and steer, which is very handy to help little riders learn the mechanics of steering, in addition to reining in occassionally obstinate 2 year-olds.  It’s […]

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First hair cut (take 2)

August 15th, 2010 by Eleanor · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

Lydia and Hadley successfully received their first hair cut today!  I learned from my first naive attempt a few weeks ago and this time brought Allan and booked haircuts at a place specializing in first kids cuts, Beachcomber Kids.  It was an awesome place, with tons of kiddie toys, sea-creature stools (although the girls opted […]

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(Yet another) chilly summer weekend

August 1st, 2010 by Eleanor · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

If it was October, this would have been a lovely weekend — high 60s, a little overcast, sunbreaks.  However, being the last weekend in July, it fell woefully short of expectations.  This has been the coldest summer since we’ve been here and for people like  me who suffer through the rest of the year because […]

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