Two oldest maine-iacs

Two oldest maine-iacs

Tuesday, May 29, 2012


So this may come as a surprise, but guess who keeps their room the cleanest? I end up picking up with Ava almost nightly. She does "play" alot more creatively than Mr. Michael. But he plays cars, wrestlers, games, school... He just picks up after. Impressive. p.s. a sneak peak at my new curtains I made for the kids HUGE windows. Michael's still needs to be hemmed. He couldn't wait to see how they would look. And honestly, neither could I!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

YouTubes Biggest Fan

Henry's two faves? His music videos and his "muh" (a.k.a. bink). 

Henry's Top Three Songs:

2. I am Elmo and I know it/ Elmo
1.We are Young/ Fun

I tried to come up with 5 but after much deliberation we decided really there are three he routinely asks for. He will watch anything. From Ava's Taylor Swift videos, to Michael's monster truck videos, to Daddy's TSN replays. He loves the music most. Dancing and singing he's quite adorable. 

We joke that the video We are Young by Fun has 50 million hits and 20 million of them are Henry. At least. 

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Prayer Request

Please pray for baby Truman. 

Pray for Laura and Cameron.

Pray for healing for the Mouro family. 

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


Four years ago, what were we up to? Visiting Boston with Grammie Lala. Here we are at the aquarium. Well really Derek and Grammie, I was at a conference. 
The kids had a blast!

Man they look young! 

Boston Common in bloom, so pretty.

The zoo was a blast. Michael loved the tractors. 

Turns out it was exactly 4 years ago I ran my first (and only) 10k! 
Here with my friend Kim. The Boothbay Harbor 10k was beautiful, all along the coast. Mainers standing in their door yards cheering you on next to their lobster traps, beds and breakfasts snuggled in with fancy understated resorts. Very calm and coastal. 
In direct contrast to the Mother's Day 5 k in Portland this past weekend. Where there were over 3000 racers, many with strollers. It was absolute mayhem!! (In a good way) 

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Picnic time

With our yummy BBQ we headed down to Fort Knox to play in the sun, explore the dark creepy tunnels with our flashlights and enjoy some family time!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Four points

Best BBQ ever! You can smell it from a mile away. We LOVE their hog, pig, ribs, smoked chicken... you name it -it is delicious! And it is in Winterport! Which is: right up the road, right on the ocean, right around the bend from Fort Knox. 

Sun is shining in everyone's eyes as we wait for our food. Have to get there early because they sell out, yep they are that good.

Ava doing her model walk. I told them to strike a pose. 

Michael giving her the snap!

This can only be Maine - winter boots and short sleeves. Yep it's officially the fifth season of the year. 
Mud season! 

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Bus buddies

Michael and his cars. He loves the new catwalk where he can set up traffic jams, play the hours away with his different vehicles. 

 Henry loves it too. We put a gate up before the stairs (we don't need any more broken bones) and let him play away. Guess which are his favorites? 

Yep, the buses. Just like his big brother. Here he is making the noises and all. 

 Watch out Grammie soon you will have to come armed with two buses! Michael has been great about sharing his autos with his not too gentle baby brother. He doesn't seem to mind that Henry screws up the flow of traffic, or drops his cars. He isn't allowed to touch the collectibles, but everything else is fair game!

Friday, May 4, 2012


Henry loves to swing on our new swingset. We still have to get him a baby swing. Now that it is warm out and we are spending so much time outside he and Ava stay busy swinging, gliding and sliding. They even jump on the trampoline. Michael wont get off his new bike to play. At least not yet!