Category Archives: Lifestyle

Summer is here!

Summer is here.. well kind of.  I don’t think we’ve had two consecutive days over 80 degrees as of yet but I’m still hopeful.  Here’s Leo enjoying his ice cream at Kettle Cove Creamery which of course was followed by a visit to Kettle Cove for a dip in the sea.  Yup, he went in with is shirt, shorts and Keen’s on and then had a roll in the sand to top it all off.  We’ve smartened up and now have a change of clothes in the car… just in case.  The bit I can’t figure out is why at home water on the clothes is such a problem.  Even a little drop of water on his shirt is followed by “wet sleeves!!!”.  Enjoy the good weather!!


Acadia National Park {in the life}

This year for our family vacation we decided that Acadia National Park would be the place to go.  It could have not been a more perfect holiday!  No cell phone reception, no internet, no crowds, just views galore and fresh air.  Lovely!  The kids were perfect too and let us enjoy 3 epic bike rides around the beautiful park.  Honestly though, it did feel a bit like we were on some kind of “fat camp” as I pulled a trailer full of kids (and camera) up some huge hills.  Thank you Mother Nature for the decent weather!  Here’s some of the pics from the trip.

America’s first light atop the summit of Cadillac Mountain.  Taken at 05:10Bar Harbor in the wee early morning.  (4:30)

Sand Beach, Acadia National ParkOne of the various waterfalls seen from the carriage roads.


Ali and Damon’s Baby Shower in OK

This past weekend Leo and I visited my sister in Oklahoma for the first time and it could of not been for a better reason – to celebrate pending arrival of her new baby.  Leo and I braved it to Manchester Airport leaving mommy and Rachel to fend for themselves at home in Maine.  Silly me thinking that for our first father / son trip we should dive right in with a 2 hour car ride and 6 hour plane ride with connections!  Everything was delayed but thankfully we arrived, tired and cranky… to put it mildly.  It was all worth it to see Ali, Damon and the rest of her family.  The baby shower was fantastic and Ali looked happy and ever so beautiful.  We can’t wait to meet Dylan Thomas!

Here’s our 24 hour trip to Oklahoma.. featuring Ali and Damon’s baby shower

And some of my favorites from the weekend.

Leo waiting at Manchester Airport

Big blue eyed Ben

Ben and Leo

Every child should have a cape!  Super Leo!!  Thank You Ali!

Very clever… 5 nappies (Pampers) with chocolate bars melted in them.  Guess the chocolate bars right and win the prize!

Mum to be looking great

Yup, that’s a stuffed moose head for the wall.  I guess this little guy won’t be watching Bambi.

That’s right, Leo flew us home from Huston to Newark.  He is the captain and Super Leo and many other things!  Thank you Continental Airlines!!