Friday, May 28, 2010


Sunscreen? Check! Bug spray? Check! Sun hats? Check! Keene's? Check! Summer is here! (For now, anyway....)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


The Wog and The Doodle participated in a family bike-a-thon this weekend in support of raising funds and building awareness for a local bike path project here in the MWV. (Awesome, right? Fingers crossed!) The organization set up an obstacle course and had information bike safety, gear, etc. There was also a bike decorating table, a parade led by a cycling police officer, and an ice cream social.

The Wog gets a hand onto the course from Daddy and Una:

As usual, The Doodle meant business.

(He was the only kid on a trike, and so intense about the whole thing that he became something of a celebrity--everyone wanted his picture!)

Bike safety is SERIOUS!

Going their various ways:

The ramps were not particular tricycle accessible, but it didn't stop The Doodle from trying. His pal Cooper one plank over had it down on his Strider.

The Doodle waits patiently at the parade's starting line:

And there's The Wog!

Wog on the go!

The Wog and Finn B. AKA Boyfriend #1:

The Doodle valiantly held up the back of the back. Occasionally the riders would circle around and "lap" him. He'd calmly turn himself around and resume a place at the front of the line:

Cooling off with ice cream:

Making trades:

Then taking a break with Daddy:

Heading home, post-parade, happy, and full of ice cream!

Sunday, May 16, 2010


A 3-year-old and his trains:

Marc yelled, "Pizza is here!" and The Doodle took off! He was moving so fast I'm surprised the camera didn't capture a grey blur. Baby Andrew was hot on his heels!

They all settled into eating quickly.

The Doodle and his partner in crime/cuteness, Dylan, having fun spoon-fencing:

Phoebe and The Doodle played with this for a solid 20 minutes:

Three-year-olds are CUTE:

The Doodle opened his presents like a pro. He was genuinely delighted by each one and said an enthusiastic "thank you." And every time he was surprised to be getting another!

Happy Birthday to our funny, sweet, charming and VID--Very Important Doodle!


Monday, May 03, 2010


On Sunday The Wog and I attended the local rec department's annual Mother Daughter Tea. It featured ballet performances, the "Voice of the Valley" champion, and various "fancy" things perfect for little girls. And their mothers:) The Wog loved her twirly skirt, and showed it off on the dance floor. She curtsied with no prompting:

The Doodle was not invited to the tea; he wouldn't have enjoyed it much! However, he did enjoy a suitable dose of truck touching. They touched busses, ambulances, various utilities trucks, and antique cars. The Doodle's favorite was the "mement mixer." MOre pictures of this event to come--they are on Marc's iphone.