I’m writing this entry sitting on the train about to depart for Galway. Apparently, I’ve timed my visit to Western Ireland to perfectly coincide with another storm, many of the passengers are on cell phones discussing the unusual weather this fall, much of which I’ve seen on my visit! We’ve witnessed the front page news hurricane that hit the southern coast of Ireland when we … Continue reading Ireland Week 2
I’ve been posting photos of our trip to Ireland to Facebook but thought Id better share a few here as well! Claire and I are having a grand time and have enjoyed spending the past few days with the Admirand family and all their pets. Claire is just loving the dogs, especially the sweet natured pointer, Belle…unless Belle is trying to hop into Claire’s bed … Continue reading Taking Ireland by Storm
I had a few titles floating around in my head for this post – “And the boys wore watermelon” a quip at Amanda’s color choice, she called it watermelon and I dubbed PINK (in all caps, shouted…loudly) “For the Facebook Phobic” a poke at my friend Lauren who can’t seem to bring herself to join the fun but is desperate to see my slave labor … Continue reading McManda’s Wedding
Just had to share this cool picture of Claire leaping off the table. I took it last week when we were visiting Grandma Caca. Shhh! Don’t tell her 😉 Continue reading Cowabunga!
As Claire is getting older, we’re finding it easier and easier to camp with her – less stuff to bring and definitely less worrying about what she’s going to cram in her mouth next — oh dear God, did she eat ANOTHER bug! Our stash of kid stuff seemed huge last year (see here and here), but we pared things down this year and stuck … Continue reading Camping with our Kiddo
We’re back from our yearly trap shoot/camping trip! Things went so well with Claire, I’m really glad we did a trial run recently. Having the pack ‘n play was awesome, butthe biggest difference was the other kids and teens for Claire to play with. Ginny, 15, was especially helpful (thank you AGAIN if you’re reading this!) and Claire just adored her. I wish I had … Continue reading Dining, Sleeping & Playing Al Fresco!
Some might say we’re crazy for taking such a young baby camping, but things went really well! We camped in the state park which borders our yard. Funny enough, camping isn’t allowed in that part so we had to drive to the campsites about 7 miles away (yes, there ARE woods in NJ with some decent acreage).We thought it important to be close to home … Continue reading Babe in the Woods