Saturday, May 31, 2008


Ethan has been a little punk about holding Asher. When Ethan came to see me in the hospital after I had Asher he seemed really excited to see his little bro. He handed him a little action figure and said "You can play with this one." Well since Asher didn't jump out of my arms, grab the action figure and start playing Ethan decided he was boring. After that he really just ignored him and didn't want to hold him, kiss him, nothing. It broke my heart but I figured Ethan is all about non stop playing so when Asher got old enough to play they would be buds. Well I am happy to say after 9 months of waiting Ethan finally likes to hold Asher. he mostly holds him to pick him up and take him away from grabing his toys...but both Ethan and Asher get a kick out of it and giggle a lot so I am happy!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Finishing out the week

AHHH I did it again! I loaded the pictures and they are out of order...oh well. I will tell you about each one so it shouldn't matter too much. These are some more pictures of the week my Mom came. We did so much! It is always so much more fun to go and do things when you have family in town. This was taken in Concord, MA. It is the Old North Bridge where the famous "shot heard round the world" was fired on April 19Th 1775. There are a couple monuments here to honor the fallen Minute men and British soldiers.
I had to take a picture of this tree...near the visitor center at the Old North Bridge. The blossoms here are just amazing to me! Whenever I see them I get so giddy! Oh I love the smell and beauty of Spring!

We went to Walden Pond (where Henry David Thoreau wrote his famous Walden) I had no idea it would be so big! It looks more like a large lake. The water was freezing but our friends tell us it gets warm in the summer and is a great swimming spot. Ethan had so much fun playing in the sand and water. There were some people swimming in full body must have inspired Ethan because he jumped in after that despite our warnings....good thing we keep an extra set of clothes in our trunk ...just for "special Ethan adventures"!!!

We went to the pond around 5:00pm so it was starting to get dark and it was hard to get pictures that were not really dark. I will have to go back and take lots of pictures to post for all of you! Walden Pond is truly my favorite place we have visited so far. The beauty was amazing to me. It isn't very far from my house...I think I will go by myself so I can just sit in silence and take in all the beauty. You all have to see it for please feel free to visit soon...I can't wait to see it in the already takes my breathe away!

Oh I want a canoe. How peaceful would it be to go canoeing on this great beauty!

Ralph Waldo Emerson's home.
Ethan was trying to hide so he wouldn't have to be in the picture...ha ha...we got him!

Our little family outside of the Concord Museum.....very cool museum! It had the famous Paul Revere Lantern and some personal items of Thoreau and Emerson...along with early American antiques. I would love to go back without Ethan. He just wanted to touch everything and you weren't allowed to touch anything. So we played I spy...while holding him (so he couldn't run away and get into trouble)...and ahh he is getting a little too heavy for that!

My Mom in front of Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House....House of Little Women

Ethan waving hello while playing in the stream that ran under the Old North Bridge. My Mom got this picture while playing with her zoom on her camera (She was standing on the bridge). I love totally capture his cute little personality!

Grandma and Asher on the Old North Bridge.

My mom picked the perfect week to was the first week that we had nice weather..and it didn't rain. Since then we have had a ton of rain and random sunny days.....but hey it is now gorgeous green with blossoms and flowers everywhere! I can't wait to get my new camera and get out there and capture a New England Spring! You will all be jealous and then come and visit...right?

More of my week with my Mom

I am so sorry it has taken me so long to finish my fun week with my it has been a month since she was here! better late than never right? One day we went to the Boston LDS temple. Wow...oh so beautiful. I of course got lost trying to find the temple (driving in Boston is the worst!!!) so we were 10 mins late for the session and they only have them every hour so we had plenty of time to take pictures and relax before the next session.
Just a fun picture of Asher. He just started crawling when my Mom came and he thought it was funny to try and crawl and get the camera from me. Ethan hates that he can fit into his old Batman pj's. When he wears them he says "Take them off Mom...he is not Batman...he is just Baby Asher!"

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery is in Concord, MA. It is so beautiful and has some very famous authors buried here. They are all buried on a hill is called Author's corner. (Thoreau, Hawthorne, Alcott, Emerson, and Whitman) ahh I hope I didn't forget anyone.

I tried to get a picture of the cemetery from the top of Author's was such a pretty day. The cemetery is huge. I think one of the things I love about New England is all the old cemeteries. I hope that doesn't sound morbid but oh well. The large variety of head stones just appeals to the eye and gives a pleasant melancholy feeling. It reminds me of my British Literature tour in college. We would often visit the graves of the British Authors.

I took pictures of all the author's graves...but this one came out the best...the other ones were hard to read with all the shadows. This one is Nathaniel Hawthorne's. Another cool thing is they were all in their family lots so we were able to see their parents, wife, and children's graves also.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Great date movie

I still need to blog the rest of my week with my Mom....but I just quickly wanted to tell you all about a fun date movie Lanny and I watched last night! The movie was Dan in Real Life. Oh my goodness we laughed so hard!!! It also gave me some great ideas about fun things to do at my family reunion this summer. Anywho check it out!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

My birthday at the beach!

My birthday just happened to be the warmest day of the year (so far)...oh it was beautiful!!! (It was mid 80's I kid you not) So I thought...lets go to the beach! We went to Wingaersheek beach in Gloucester. The sand was soft and white and the water was such a pretty blue! I liked the light house in the can kind of see it in this picture.
I loaded the pictures a little out of order...sorry. I didn't really want to cook on my b-day so my Mom took us to dinner! THANK YOU MOM! We had favorite. We took a family picture outside of the restaurant because I wanted to get the trees in the background....I love the white blossoms! Oh I love spring!

I hardly have any pictures of my hunk a hunk of burning love and myself! Since Ethan and Asher can't quite get the hang of taking our picture yet...I had my Mom take one for us! I love my Man!

Our little Asher loved the beach! He would laugh and giggle when the waves hit him! Oh I love chubby little babies! His swim trunks are covering his chubbs...sorry!

He must be related to Ethan! He aparently also loves eating sand! AHHHH!

So Ethan wants nothing to do with the camera these days! I try to bribe him to smile but he mostly just says " I done yet?" Oh well! He had no desire to leave the beach...he also loved the water, despite its frigid temperature!
I loved this beach! All the large boulders made it really fun to play on!
My favorite beach babe! My mommy! Thank you so much for coming! We miss you so much!

I had the perfect 28Th birthday!!!!!

Boston Marathon and Lexington

The Boston Marathon!
My mom came for a visit for Lanny's spring break and we tried to do as many fun things in and around Boston as possible. Someone suggested watching the Boston Marathon and we thought ...ahh I guess we will go just to say we saw it. Oh my goodness! I am oh so thankful we did. Lanny had perfect timing on finding a parking spot and we got there just in time to see the lead men runners. Wow, what amazing athletes! Then slowly we saw women and men and then slowly but surly the masses of runners. Have you ever had that feeling where you are filled with so much amazement you don't know if you want to laugh or cry? That is how I felt! It is hard to describe but I got so caught up in supporting these runners. Some of them had their names on their shirts or written on their arm so you could personally cheer them on. There were even people pushing wheel chairs (extremely touching). They were all trying to reach a personal best and I took it to heart as we should all do the same...push yourself to your ultimate limit and then keep on going. As a young mother I kind of feel that way most days! I loved the fact that there were so many people cheering them on. Ethan was way too restless so we only stayed a little over an hour. (I think he saw the runners and got inspired too...he wouldn't stop running around) Next year maybe I will leave Ethan with a friend and I can watch the whole thing! If you ever need inspiration to a marathon!
We went to Lexington on Patriots day. We got to see a parade (sorry no pics). I saw a tank actually driven for the first time. Ethan actually sat and watched the whole thing! Tanks and guns...what could be more exciting!

This sign is on the yellow house below
We toured this home. It was used as a meeting place for the minute men. The field below is where the first skermish took place. It is now a lovely little park.

Heather, Asher, and Ethan :)

The Lexington belfry. My Mom and I hiked up a little hill to see this belfry. It was rung to tell/warn the town of certain events. The little sign said it was destroyed by a gail and had to be rebuilt. I had to laugh...the wind in New England is stronger than I have ever experienced the fact that a gust of wind destroyed the first belfry and they had to rebuild it didn't surprise me in the least!

(No...I am not trying to do a model pose...just feeling goofy!)