Thursday, December 3, 2009

Ben in his new “dad shirt”

...a chip of the ol’ block

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Ben's first Thanksgiving

'Gimme squash. Actually, I'll just eat the whole plate.'

Sunday, November 8, 2009

ben’s dogwood tree

ben with his great grandpa’s (also ben) dogwood tree brought to boston by grandpa russ and grandma pat

we’ll find a good place at the new house for the dogwood to grow up along with ben

here's our other dog-with-wood for brains. he likes to drop his ball into the leaf pile and then find it.

uncle rick came to visit and finally meet ben!

still not ready to move, but close!

the maple tree and boston ivy show their autumn colors

oh geez what could he be working on now...

tah dah – the vintage glass mailbox and French blue enamel house number

our optimal solar panel roof – flat, white, and unobstructed (except by clouds)!

my brother rick came to help out for a week

we stained a LOT of windows

yes, A LOT of windows

and finished the kitchen cabinets

vintage holophane lights from an old warehouse light up our studio/shop space

the contractor’s awesome table saw...drooool

cassie and zoe come to check out their new home for the first time

zoe quickly found her new favorite spot to sleep.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Ben likes leaves

Sunday was a beautiful New England day and we took a long walk along the Charles.

Super-Ben flies through the autumn leaves!

Chopper tolerated our photographic shenanigans.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Let's move already!!!

Powerwashing the studio space:

Let there be lights:

Amazing stairs that Tony built going from the living room to the deck:

Paperstone kitchen counters:

Master bath sink:

The barn door! Tony found it on Craigslist, rented a truck to pick it up in NH. It was then disassembled to get to the second floor, reassembled and hung from hefty reclaimed beams. We still need to extend the bottom, but Ben seems pretty happy with the result, overall.

Almost there... hopefully the next round of photos will be of us moving in!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

The view from the top

Work has begun on the top of the firehouse tower; the crazy scaffolding allowed us to see the view from the cupola for the first time.

This is where we will be watching the fireworks from- you can see the Boston skyline from up there!

Tony and Ben look like ants from up there:

Going down is a little bit scarier than going up: