Monday, November 09, 2009

caribbean vacation

we spent the last 10 days of october in the dominican republic visiting our friends, karin, eric and little eric.  for the first 5 days we were in juan dolio at the beach, staying in an apartment and for the last 5 days we were in santo domingo staying at karin and eric's apartment.  we were so blessed by our time there and enjoyed seeing our very good friends.

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four years

steve and i celebrated our four year anniversary last month.  we left maddie and felix with grandma and grandpa and spent the night at the park plaza in boston.  we went to dinner and movie and had a great time...just the two of us. pictures.

early fall

here are some updated pics from this fall.  maddie is really enjoying her learning tower that grancy and granddaddy got her.  she helps me make banana bread, pizzas, muffins, cookies and lots of other tasty treats.  she also just enjoys playing with flour (C:

maddie is learning how to do all kinds of things on her own now...eating yogurt is a messy one.

we went to a josti family beer fest where everyone brought different beers to taste and every food item had beer as a cooking ingredient...lots of fun.  maddie enjoyed walter and linda's sandbox....aka steve's next project for maddie (C:

we went with church again this year to cider hill farm in amesbury, ma.  maddie really enjoyed the animals and eating the apples.  she also enjoyed picking out her pumpkin and the cider donuts.

we went down to ashland day this year.  most of the activities are better for older kids (bouncy houses, bungee run, obstacle course, etc.) and there are lots of craft booths that were shutting down just as we got there...we hit the tail end.  but we did make it to the petting zoo and maddie loved it.  they had chickens, goats, rabbits and a duck.  they also had a llama and a donkey in a separate pen.  definitely a must for next year...

maddie and i did mommy and me gymnastics this year.  it was fun to watch maddie explore new things and see what she "went for" each week based on what she enjoyed last week.  i think her favorite was running up and down the long trampoline and swinging on the rope.

some other pics of maddie doing funny things around the house...i am constantly turning around to find her doing the funniest things....great sense of humor.

the josti lake house is almost at completion.  we are helping them move most of their stuff in this weekend.  i will post pics of that soon.

maddie and i went with kc, stacey and her parents to edaville in carver, ma.  we rode the train around to see the cranberry bogs (most of which had already been harvested because of the frost the night before - we were able to watch them harvest one of the bogs).  maddie loved the train and the kids area in the museum.

up next...dominican republic.

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