Wednesday, August 29, 2007


The boys and I recently returned from an end of the summer trip to Boynton Beach, FL, for a nice long visit with Grannie and Grandpa Moustache. We had a great time, spending long hours at the pool and the beach. Sam practically sprouted gills, he was in the water so much! His swimming really took off this summer- by the time we left FL he was jumping in unassisted at 6 feet and swimming all the way to the bottom the of the pool! Patch also loved the pool, but I think enjoyed showering off afterwards almost as much!

Here is Elias making some important calls out on the lanai.

One of the boys' favorite activities is the walk around the complex, picking hibiscus and looking for wildlife. We would see various little lizards and geckos everywhere, but iguanas were the big sighting. We would also do daily checks for blue land crabs, turtles in the pond, pelicans and ibis.

Here is a particularly good iguana sighting. We think this is a mother and baby pair, enjoying a sunbath on the docks overlooking the Inter-Coastal waterway.

Grannie and Sam made scrumptious chocolate and peanut-butter cupcakes for us all one afternoon. What a treat! Elias helped with the cleanup.

Sam, with the finished product. Yum!

It didn't take long for everyone to realize that the quickest way to Patch's heart is definitely through his stomach. Great-grandma Jane loved sharing little treats with him, and as you can see, Patchie rather enjoyed it himself!

And what trip to Florida is complete without a ride on Grampa's snazzy red scooter?

All in all, a great way to end our summer.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Bath time fun

What more can I say? They really are two of the sweetest, funniest little guys around!

All things Patchie

Not to neglect my first born son, but Elias has been particularly photogenic these days, so I thought I would give him a little spread of his own.

Here he is modeling the latest in baby swim fashion.

Go Cubs!

Dressing up like Dad is one of Patch's favorite pastimes, along with taking out the garbage and vacuuming. He really is one helpful kid!

First bike ride. Such fun.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Fire Station!

Anyone who has spoken with Sam in the past number of months probably well knows that he has been saving his pennies (literally) for a 600 piece lego fire station. After months of saving and some careful ebay bidding, he was able to purchase the set with his own money- a big achievement for a 5 year old! It arrived in the mail a few days ago. Sam built it all, with a little help from Dad. It is a very cool set and well worth the wait. Sam says he especially loves the office, with the computer, chair, and table.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Wedding In Boulder

Hi to all you mosher boy fans! We are just back from a fun filled weekend in Boulder, CO where Jeff's little brother, Joe lives. He married a wonderful woman named Vanessa, and we were lucky enough to join them for all the wedding festivities. Jeff and Sam were both part of the wedding party and looked extremely handsome in their fancy attire, as you can see!

Here we all are, shortly before the ceremony.

Here's Jeff giving Sam a little pre ceremony pep talk. As you can see, Elias is hanging on Jeff's every word, so he can be prepared to jump in as Sam's understudy if necessary.

Here is Sam, directly following the ceremony. As you can tell, being a junior groomsman is very difficult and tiring work.

And here we have the lovely newlyweds. Congratulations Joe and Vanessa!