A Good Egg

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter everyone! We had a great day complete with a cousin's sleepover and an egg hunt at Grandma and Grandpa's house.

Gregory and the bunny in Dedham

Speaking of egg hunts, Cousin Karen Mitropolis and I took Gregory to the annual Dedham egg hunt yesterday. The kids cleared a soccer field loaded with eggs in about 90 seconds flat, reminiscent of a cloud of locusts. Gregory managed to collect 11 eggs, however when he noticed a smaller boy without any eggs, Gregory put three of his eggs in the boy's basket. Way to go Gregory!

After the egg hunt we visited the Blue Bunny bookstore owned by children's author/illustrator (and childhood friend of Karen's) Peter Reynolds. When we ran into Mr. Reynolds at the store, Karen told him about Gregory's Easter egg donation, he drew this picture for the little guy:
A good egg
Thank you to Peter Reynold's for a special gift to Gregory - I couldn't agree more!

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Rebecca and Tippy

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Rebecca rocked a horse show Saturday at Integrity Equestrian Center in Holden. She rode Tippy and anyone who knows anything about Miss Tippy Toes knows she is famous for navigating through cones on her own and being very stubborn when it's time to kick it up from walking to trotting. Despite this latter trait and the fact that Tippy gives a bouncy ride as she loves to run on her tip toes (hence the name), Rebecca won a first and second place ribbon. My baby has made a ton of progress in the past year. Here is Rebecca and Tippy strutting their stuff:
(I'm having some technical troubles embedding the video. If you see a black square instead of my precious offspring riding a white pony, click here)

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A Masterpiece In Gingerbread

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Thank you to cousin Karen for inviting us to a gingerbread house making family night. The kids had lots of fun eating pizza and building their house, even if the end result proves that they are better artists than engineers.

Here's the proof that at one point the house was standing:

Unfortunately, it didn't survive the car ride quite so well. Here's what it looked like by the time we got it home:

Oh well. On the plus side, in the its present state it's harder to tell that I've been stealing all the gumdrops off the house.

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What Horses Dream About ...

Monday, December 5, 2011

It's amazing what you find when you have kids. Today I grabbed a notebook and turned to a random page to jot something down and I found this drawing. I'm not sure when it was made, but it's definitely Rebecca's handiwork and it made me laugh.

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Gregory In Kindergarten

Thursday, September 15, 2011

With two weeks of kindergarten under his belt, Gregory is settling in to taking the bus with his big sister and practicing his letters. His favorite school event is snack time and every morning he wants to pack his own snack. He did smuggle a toy in his backpack one morning (a little 'inja' figure) about which he proudly told me his teacher told him 'never do it again', but overall I'm taking the 'so far so good' attitude. Still, I would love to be a fly on the wall in his classroom.

Here's what he had to say after his first day of school:

Here's some pictures from his first day:

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Davis Farm Day

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Brushing Bunnies

Just goes to show, Gregory will touch anything.

Mom and I took advantage of Evan and Nora's visit to Boxborough to get the cousins together at Davis Farmland. We had a fun day of hayrides, bouncy houses, and way too many goats. The girl's brushed bunnies and played in the pretend vet clinic while the boys wrestled and ran wild. More highlights include the many different versions of 'The Bouncing Eyeball' told in line for the hayride and Pablo (the Mexican milk snake, who the staff described as 'very friendly').

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The Family Fish

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

No - we don't have a new pet fish - we have Gregory. Gregory started swimming the end of last summer, but this year his swimming has really taken off. Here he is jumping off the diving board into 12 foot deep water.

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