Friday, June 27, 2008

Summer in Maine

My dad, Paul, came over last week to help me with one of the nagging things on my house to-do list: prune the huge maple trees in our tiny backyard. He brought his pole saw and his expertise and started cutting. I've been slowing clearing away the pile of branches that we created. Ahhh-check that off the list.
Saw dust flying!
Dad at work.

Aunt Sarah, Lily and Ben came down to South Portland, and Emmett and I took them to Ferry Beach in Scarborough. Its a great beach for kids. It runs along a river that empties into the ocean. Lily found a ton of shells and Ben decided that the sand tasted good.
Emmett decided that it was just good fun. Actually, most of the time he fussed, becasue he wouldn't take a nap.

Emmett and I returned form the beach to visit our friends Sarah and Nate Moore. They passed through SoPo on their way to a wedding in Freeport, ME. Sarah and I were roommates for 2 years at Smith. 
Park House rocks!!

Did you know that June 20th was International Surf Day? Northern New England's Surf Rider Foundation group sponsored and event at Old Orchard Beach. Of course we went.
We watched people as they tried out the paddle boards that Aquaholics and other surf shops brought to play on. No, the waves weren't too great.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

It is June.

Here is Emmett and I on my first day back a to work. This was 2 weeks ago, and he still won't take a bottle. Let's just say that Eugene is a very patient and loving guy after many full days home with a hungry baby. Emmett starts daycare tomorrow.

Last Thursday Emmett & I went to Brunswick to visit day care. We also went to the Bowdoin College picnic with my office mates. Dodie held Emmett for a long time and got him to sleep.  I won a gift certificate to a day spa. Ironic, eh?

At the beach wearing the cute hat from Kitty Swift. Yes, those are lobsters.

Yesterday was a beautiful sunny day. 

Emmett is becoming very animated. He's beginning to entertain himself with his hands and shows interest in toys. We're guessing that he is at least 16 pounds.

My mom with carrot ginger soup. She helped me plant a small vegetable garden yesterday.

Happy Father's Day! Emmett is on the move.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Back to Work

So Catey has returned to work part-time, while Eugene and Emmett spend three days a week together. All is well, except for Emmett's bottle strike. Needless to say, we don't have much time to take pictures of Emmett's new skills of cooing and giggling.
Nana Draper caught this interaction 2 weeks ago.

Not flattering, but here we are last Sunday having dinner at Nana and Pops Draper's house.

Catey's cousin-in-law Lynn and son Jaxon enjoying a book from Maine. Isn't Jaxon so cute!

Monday, June 2, 2008

This is the suit our neighbor Ruth bought for Emmett. I promised him he never had to wear a suit again.

Emmett in overalls.

Testing out the grill that Nana Cole bought for us, and Uncle Sandy put together (sort of).

The great Chicago artist Carrie Gundersdorf came to Maine to meet Emmett.