Friday, October 31, 2014

Fright Night Fight

The neighborhood boys have taken to Ace, often inviting him over to wrestle on the front lawn. The Halloween battle was especially colorful, as Optimus Prime and Jack Sparrow took out Scary Skeleton Guy.

We then had a terrific time Trick-Or-Treating, as Ace led Nanna, Mommy, and Daddy around the neighborhood while Papa dealt with the hoards of ghouls who came to our door in search of goodies.

Thursday, October 30, 2014


We're not above using beach chairs as living room furniture.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Ace embodies the universal excitement we all feel during a trip to the Department of Motor Vehicles.

The Kid was a trooper, diligently monitoring our ticket as Daddy waited to get his Maine driver's license.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Train Trio

Ace, Charlie, and Haviland fool around on the slide after school.

Getting Boo'd

Ace got quite a welcome-to-the-neighborhood treat when he discovered that someone had left him a secret "boo bag" on the front porch. We suspect this was courtesy of our neighbor, Devon.

We are now supposed to pay it forward by leaving one on someone else's door.

Sunday, October 26, 2014


Today was a big day - we officially moved into our new home. We celebrated with dinner out at a great little BBQ joint nearby, where Ace enjoyed pizza and laughs with his appreciative parents.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Lil' Pumpkin

Ace spent the day with Papa and Nanna, who helped him design and cut his own jack o'lantern! He proudly announced, "It's scary!" when he showed it to Mommy & Daddy.

He's Got a Fast Car

Nanna and Papa treated us to dinner at Red Robin, where one highlight is the race car video game. Despite the fact that he wasn't actually playing the game, Chase was really into it.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Window Shopping

While Mommy and Daddy picked out a few new lights for the house, Chase played with "Real & Faux Blinds".

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Breakfast Buddies

Ace got to have breakfast with Nanna this morning, and then exchanged hugs and high fives before heading off to school.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


The cold and rain couldn't keep The Kid from enjoying his evening popsicle.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Hanging In There

Before Grandpa returned to Connecticut, we enjoyed a beautiful fall morning together near our new home. Thanks for visiting, Grandpa. We'll just hang out here until you return!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Grand Friends Day

Chase had two visitors for Grand Friends Day at Breakwater today -- Grandpa and Nanna! He is very lucky and loved.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Charlotte and Wild Berries

While outside for Popsicles and our nightly shadow party, Ace discovers a beautiful spider web glistening with rain.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A Little Help From His Friends

The Critter curls up with some of his friends, after spending an evening with Nanna & Papa (so Mommy & Daddy could go out for dinner). We're thankful for everyone - stuffed and not-stuffed - who care so much for our bundle of joy.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Capitol Steps

Chase enjoys some playtime at the Kennebeck Valley YMCA after free swim. Behind our little senator is the newly cleaned capital dome in Augusta.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Work in Progress

Nanna graciously devoted her day to cleaning our new kitchen, as Mommy and Daddy puttered about the house. Our painter begins tomorrow - goodbye orange living room! - and electrical and further basement work are in the near future.

Thus, occupancy remains a bit off. Even so, Ace did get to have some of his first real play time in the new abode. He was very excited to finally get Rokenbok out of the POD, and he had the entire living room (complete with refinished floors) in which to spread out, as the Pats crushed the Bills in the background.

Thanks for all of your elbow grease today, Nanna!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Aunts on Ice

Ace shares ice cream with his Great Aunt Jane, as he and Mommy visit Auntie Amanda and Uncle Johnny's place for the night.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Shadow Party

Ace responds to Mommy's shadow during some after-dinner outdoor time this evening.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Really Pearly Whites

Ace enjoys the AV set-up during his dentist appointment. The report was all good -- chompers look healthy.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Monday, October 6, 2014

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Grammie & Chase

Nanna and Papa took Chase to see Grammie Dyer while Mommy and Daddy worked at the new house.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Maritime Affection

The Critter facilitates a love connection between two of his tubby friends.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014