Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Malcolm's first soccer game

Malcolm moved up a level in soccer this year also. He's playing with second graders so the game was fun to watch!

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applefest 2015

We went to the cottage for applefest this year! We ate apple food and did apple crafts. I have to admit I mostly sat on the rocks and knit, enjoying the beautiful scenery! The kids had a good time in the water together.

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Jane's first soccer game

It started off very foggy during Jane's first soccer game. This year the girls play with a bigger field and net and they have goalies. They had a lot of energy during the first half but looked worn out in the second half!

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Jane played defense for part of the game and offense later on. We were winning by so many goals that we had to take out a player to make it more fair!

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labor day cookout 2015

This year we had beer and food that goes with beer. The kids had birch beer and root beer!

Homemade pretzels:

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The kids had a lot of fun running around.

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They also used legos.

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We had stout spice cake for dessert with ice cream!

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This cool toad camouflaged himself on our shed!

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Thursday, September 3, 2015

first and third grade!

School has begun! The kids wanted cider donuts for breakfast, of course!

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The first day was hot!

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It's a strange feeling for me to have no kids at home all day. I'm going to get a lot done!

vacation at the cottage

We spent the last week of the summer at the cottage. We had some bad weather at first but it improved a lot. We enjoyed the beautiful scenery, the company of family and friends and some delicious food and drinks!

I tried to keep the photo count down but it was difficult! The photos you see here are only 10% of what I took!

Jane spent the whole week searching for seaglass. These are some of the pieces she found the first day.

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Malcolm made a tiny chocolate chip cookie out of sculpey.

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Toy bins:

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We went to L.L.Bean a few times!

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We also went to a bookstore.

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Duncan and Cassidy came to visit!

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Tyler, Lily and Nate visited the next day!

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We spent time with Uncle Abe, Nana and Grammy.

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The full moon caused some very high and low tides which were fascinating.

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I went running a few times but the kids only took one walk!

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They tried fishing.

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We went out to lunch with Reagan!

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Sampling some Maine beer:

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Malcolm having an exhalted moment:

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Three cousins in a chair:

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Toasting hot dogs and marshmallows:

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Delicious gelato and frozen custard!

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Super low tide:

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A little cousin!

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Reagan pretended to be asleep!

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Nana brought birdhouses for the kids to paint.

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Westie enjoyed her vacation, too!

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One more sunset shot!

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