Saturday, October 17, 2009

September's Retrospect

September began with a bang! Robert and I went to see Peter Frampton!!!! It was probably one of the best shows I have ever seen.... EVER! Not only did he still have 'it' (well, not the trademark 70's hair), but I think his talent has only increased over the years. I had forgotten what an amazing musician he is. I'm only bummed because I didn't bring my better camera with me. Next time I will.

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Using his famous 'talkbox'
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Robert and I got home very late that night, but it was worth it!

On the 12th, we brought Sarah to her first Red Sox game. We also brought our friends' son, who also was going to his first Sox game.

Jordan, Robert & Sarah
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Sarah & me
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We had a 2 hour rain delay, not actually for rain, but in anticipation of rain.
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Josh Beckett was on the mound that night
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And the boys gave him some run support
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Me going to a Sox game and not getting a pic of Big Papi is like going to a game and not cheering your fav team on!
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But in the 6th inning, the rain finally came down for an actual rain delay
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They finally called the game just before midnight, and we won, 9-1.

What happens when William gets a hold of Mom's camera? Let's see... he will take pictures of:

Steve's car
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The view from the sliding doors
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His ball
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The view from the side sunroom window (and even got his reflection!)
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The destruction he leaves in his wake
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His Star Wars sticker book
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The bottom of his foot
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And the rocker-recliner
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Then Robert discovered he had the camera and ended his fun.

On the 19th, Robert and I entered a 5K to benefit the Brattelboro Walk-In Clinic It was a challenging course with hills but what a great way to start our day!
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It's definitely a run we will do next year. You've got to love a run that after the raffle numbers are drawn, they ask, "Did everyone get a prize? If not, there are plenty left over; come pick something out. And don't forget to take a loaf or two of bread home!" The bread, by the way, was donated by The Vermont Bread Company and was yummy!

Stay tuned for October ;)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

August 2009

For your viewing pleasure~

William loves to draw. Imagine that, one of my kids likes to draw?!? Okay, another one of my kids that loves to draw.
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Another thing in common with his siblings~ techno-geek
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Mariko came in for a quick visit.
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Sarah, Mariko & me
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William loves having Mariko home
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Mariko & me
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August 13th~ William's 9th birthday!!!!
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Mr. G, William's beloved aide from the past two years, came by with his daughter to help us celebrate William's birthday.
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On August 15th, Robert and I ran in the Yankee Candle Company's American Heart Association's 5K. This was Robert's first 5K and how poignant a day it was. August 15th was the day William had his first heart surgery when he was 36 hours old. We ran the entire race side by side and even crossed the finish line hand in hand.
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Later that day, I drove my older kids to Maine in hopes of seeing their grandmother (my ex's mom), but sadly, we found out she had died when we were 30 minutes into our trip. We visited with the rest of the family that night and the next day before coming home, then returned for the funeral. She was a wonderful woman and will be very missed.

At the end of the month, Jim and Steph came down to give William his birthday present. I think they enjoyed shopping for this year's present since William has been so heavily into Star Wars.
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William, Steve, Sarah
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Sarah
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The kids went back to school at the end of August, but I actually forgot to take back-to-school pictures. Completely slipped my mind for the first week, and after that it just seemed too late to bother.

Stay tuned for pics from September.....

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

July in Review

I rather like the idea of playing catch-up by just posting pictures on my blog with a few captions.

And now, I bring to you:
July 2009

Love to see rainbows
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hmmmm... positive pregnancy tests?!!!
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No, not mine~ my daughter-in-law Steph's....
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that's right, Jim & Steph are going to give us a grandchild!!!!
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Mariko came home for a break before she had to take her USMLE Step 1 boards and brought her boyfriend Chris so we could interrogate meet him.
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The guys~ Steve & Jim in back, Chris, William, Robert & Doug
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I love dinner around the table with the family. The laughter never stops
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William & Mariko
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July also meant another 5K for me. This was the Red Dress for Women 5k in Hartford, CT on July 11
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This sign cracked me up
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Sarah & me before the run
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Almost there!


After my run, Sarah got ready for the kids' race
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Run Sarah run!
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Since then, she started Cool Running's Couch-to-5K program.

That night, Robert and I went to see Wilco in Lowell, MA. What an awesome concert!
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The following week we went to Boston Children's Hospital for William's cardiology check up.
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William helps Dr. Lacro
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Dr. Lacro was William's cardiologist before William was born
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All was well and now William doesn't have to go back for 2 more years!

The boys are out
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William loves Word Searches. Especially when they have to do with Star Wars.
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And that, for the most part, was July. Thanks for looking!