Sunday, January 16, 2011

Snow Park

We snowblowed (snowblew?) a snow park out of the 20" of snow covering the side yard.

The snow is so deep that these guys needed some paths cut out in order to play and get exercise. Or, sit back while Daddy gets all the exercise...

Saturday, January 15, 2011


Snowman is one of Colin's favorite words along with "mess" "funny" and the phrase "all aboard."

Here's just a few pictures to give you a taste of our first winter here in Charlton...these first pictures were taken before this past Wednesday's storm which brought us 20 inches.

And here's Michael chugging along with his beast of a snowblower Wednesday afternoon...

Monday, January 3, 2011

Holiday Hiatus

As I'm sure you all know -- the holidays are hectic. Packing, unpacking. Packing unpacking. Laundry, cooking, cleaning. Repeat. We made the trek up to Caribou in northern Maine for Christmas...hard to believe their lack of snow up there in comparison to even central Maine. We even attempted to take them to church on Xmas eve. I say attempted because at first we sat with all the regular folk before the realization sunk in that 2 wiggly toddlers really needed to be in the cry room. Then the whole church became standing room only and the heat was cranked making my patience wither. So, out to the parking lot we go only to realize that we were boxed in. Oh the nightmare! Major fail! In the end, Ava was content being held by Pepere and Colin watched Yo Gabba Gabba videos in the car with Daddy.

In the end, we had a great time...we took the twins out sledding and Pepere even gave them each a ride on his snowmobile. They got to sit on Santa's lap for a photo op and even got to ride Santa's train at the Aroostook Centre Mall.

Ava not only ate her ice cream cup, but stole Colin's as well!

Hard at work on our new laptops!

Colin trying out his new toolbelt

Ava needed a turn with it as well

Ava working hard to "peel" all her fruits and veggies!