Monday, May 30, 2011

Ben-B-Q Birthday 2011

Target is out of wrapping paper...

Ben tries to sneak way from his own party...

Wheelbarrow rides!

Ben on the Moto-rocker we made from spare parts...
All the kids LOVED the big red firetruck.

Hotwheel races down the slide.

Isaac on the Moto-rocker.

Lucy on the Moto-rocker.

Checking the headlight switch.

Fill ’er up.

Birthday cupcake.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Ben helps!

As Ben likes to say, “Ben helps!”

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Landscaping antics

The bushes in front of our house have always bothered me. So my dear friend Melusina came over yesterday, and we ripped them out. They put up a good fight, but we won in the end. We're planning to put a dogwood tree and a huge pile of flowers in that newly reclaimed land.

Tony transplanting the bushes to other parts of the yard that were sparse.

The pile of bushes, next to the hole from which they were pried.

Aquarium visit

Ben and Clem hit the Aquarium last Thursday. They had a blast looking in all the tanks and running around. (The photos aren't the best, given the dim lighting at the Aquarium.)

We walked back to the car through the greenway, which is a great park in Boston that was made when the highway was sunk underground.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Eating an apple

Ben is still sort of a 'cut my food up into little pieces and feed me whilst I enjoy a book or film' kind of guy, so we were surprised when he grabbed an apple and started going to town this afternoon.

The Children's Museum

Since our membership to the Children's Museum is going to expire soon, we've tried to brave the downtown traffic as often as possible to get our money's worth. Ben loves the museum, and seems to find new activities every time we go.

The water room- delightful except for the shirtless 5 year-old hoodlum making huge splashes all over unsuspecting toddlers.