Two oldest maine-iacs

Two oldest maine-iacs

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Guess who is riding without training wheels?

Michael! At first he was nervous, tried it a few times and then took a day to think about it. Tried it a few times the second day, and was doing it! By the third day he was wizzing around, up and down the driveway, turning, going up the hills...

And Ava! She took off with no training wheels before her dad even had the tires pumped up on Michael's bike. He is a few days ahead of her and helped her hone her skills.

She is a quick learner!

We love being outside enjoying the peace and quiet, our long driveway is perfect for safe riding.

Only Henry was a little bored. I dont think he got the cheering, but he did love watching the kids zip by.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Crazy alert!

who are these weirdos?

This one is CRAZY about cars. Here is his Ford Fusion.

And the engine. Looks familiar to me and grammie.

Hmmm, lets compare it to this mustang.

take a picture of me mom! And my crazy teeth! One big one one little one.

these big kids are soooo entertaining! They keep me in stitches!

Are you kidding me about all these cars?

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Our girl is 6!

Where has the time gone? I cant believe our little girl is turning SIX!
All grown up and looking it with her new, much cooler summer do.

We are going to have one of her little friends over this weekend to celebrate with us.

I cant believe that she is six years old. But at the same time she is so grown up for her age. So mothering and supportive of the boys. So smart and creative She reads like crazy, loves to do homework, and projects. Loves to help in the garden and helps daddy remember his shopiing lists. Full of initiave and spunk. Rarely complains. She is a real gem. We love you Ava Bean!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Wild one on the loose!

Uh, oh! Here we go!

Henry is on the go. Actually he has been doing this on and off for the last two weeks but now he can pull up and take off by himself. He has also been taking steps unassisted. I think we may call that - walking!

He is getting better at turning his cart. Thank goodness because he used to crash it and holler until someone came to rescue him. Derek and I are having flashbacks to Michael and Ava driving their little carts around.

Look at those little feet fly - there is no slow going for this guy! Nearly 10 months old and on the loose!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Bzzzzzz, vibrating

michael's vibrating chair.

We want in on the action!

Michael is sporting his new summer haircut.

Ahhh, this is so relaxing!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Beach wrestling

Hmmm, they really are crazy. And I thought the French people were weird!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Rub a dub dub

Our water baby.

I'm lovin' it!

Hmmmm, is she looking? Maybe I can grab some of these bottles off this drying rack.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

The cars may be old, but the fun never gets old

Sticking out the tongue helps one concentrate...

Another turn around the track...

Taxi girl, charge him the high rates!

Roadster time...

Let's see what she's got!

The pit crew taking it all in.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Most people go for the boardwalk...

the nightlife...

the shopping...

We go for the company!

Mama Sue

Aunt Patsy


Tuckered out

After a walk down the beach for a trip to Michael's all time favorite store -Life is Good. Two shirts, two hats, and a dress later. We crossed the street to eat some famous pier fries and people watch. On the walk back to the condo we checked out all the French people, all the people who should not be wearing bikinis and speedos and all the hysterical Life is Crap shirts. We finished off our awesome day with dinner at our favorite restaurant Jimmy the Greeks. Thanks Mama Sue and Patsy for taking the kids for the week, spoiling them rotten (as usual) and sharing your little piece of beach heaven.