Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween is for Pirates! ARRRRR!

Here are several photos of Ben in his spiffy pirate costume that Grandma bought for him. In the one above you'll notice he obliged us by crooking his finger to mimic a hook hand. (Mommy & Daddy dressed as lubbers this Halloween--appropriate considering we do a lot of swabbing.)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

8 Weeks Old

Here's the boy looking darn happy in his carseat. Mommy is off-camera making a fool of herself to get him to smile.

And here's Mommy with her new short haircut--easier to keep it out of the spit-up zone.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Daddy Long Legs

Ben is 7 weeks old and appears to be taking after his dad. He's extremely long and is practicing his critical stare. Check him out in this stylish outfit.

North Conway, NH

This past Saturday we drove up to North Conway, New Hampshire, a little town just over the border at the edge of the White Mountains. The town is known for it's old railway station and quaint steam engine that runs tours through the mountains. The web lists the fall color we saw at "high" but not "peak." Ben was quite content in the car and stroller.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Pouty Face

Who can say no to this face?

Monday, October 6, 2008

Fun Fall Weekend

This past weekend Ben's Cousin Sophie, Aunt Kathryn, and Uncle Will came to visit. Ben went on two outings. On Saturday after a morning walk, we ended up in our neighborhood park just as an unexpectedly fabulous children's festival was beginning. Highlights included lots of tasty food, a children's concert, balloon animals, jugglers, and face painting. Sophie rode a pony and jumped in a "bouncy thing."

On Sunday afternoon we drove out to Lake Sebago and met our friends Jason and Amber to go apple picking. We wandered around the hillside groves and sampled crispy Cortlands, Jonagolds, Macintoshes, Macown, and Red Delicious apples, then had a pie on Sunday evening.

Ben mostly napped. Which is better than crying.

Friday, October 3, 2008

What Ben Is Thinking

"Daddy, your filosofizin' is makin' my head hurt."

"Aunt Jackamo, please don't leave me alone with these cluebag parents!"

"Thanks for the Red Sox cap, Aunt Anne. Now the other kids won't tease me!"

"Mommy, I'm bored of sports. Don't let Daddy force me to watch more football."