Saturday, September 27, 2008

Blackberry picking

Our neighbors have some wild blackberry bushes that grow alongside our fence and hang tantalizingly into our back yard. One of favorite summer activities is propping up ladder and picking as many luscious berries that can be reached from "our side". I thought the season was pretty much over when I came outside last night and found Sam had scaled the fence on his own for a newly discovered bunch of ripe berries. They are so delicious freshly picked- warm, juicy, and sweet. I couldn't blame him for going after them, but had to curtail to the scavenging due to risk of bodily harm!

Sam wanted me to add here that he actually picked a lot more, but that this was all that was left from the bounty by the time I had gotten the camera out!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Spiderman pops

An ice cream truck drove down our street the other day. We could not resist flagging him down for a treat. The calender may say that it is fall, but with 85 degree weather and dripping ice cream pops, it certainly doesn't feel like it!

The scooter has landed!

Sam loves Grandpa Mustache's scooter and has been waiting anxiously for it to arrive from Florida and get charged up. He hops on it for rides around our street anytime he can get. Patchie is less sure about it- mostly he just likes to honk the horn.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

New knitted goodies from grannie

Here are the boys modeling their latest Grannie creations. They were very excited to receive these gifts after seeing Gran work on them over the summer. They were back to school presents, because, oh yeah, Sam started 1st grade this year!! I can hardly believe my boy is in real grade school now- how these years of parenthood have flown by. Sam loves school- he claims it is even more fun than kindergarten, which is very high praise. His teacher is excellent and Sam is learning all sorts of amazing things like spanish and knitting. We are so lucky to have found such a wonderful school- I feel lucky everytime I pick him up!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Quote of the Day

Sam is very excited about becoming a big brother again. He likes to check in with my belly in the evenings and loves feeling the baby kick. It's been a couple of weeks since I've updated him on all the new developments, so today I showed him a picture of what the baby looks like now.
"Wow- he's really dissolving into a real person now!" He was so serious and sweet- I'm so happy that this new baby will have such great brothers to grow up with.

Here is a picture from our recent ultrasound. Pretty cute, huh?

Monday, September 1, 2008


Introducing the newest mosherboy. We are so excited!!