Sunday, September 20, 2015

early august to mid-september...

i've accepted the fact that i'm behind in posting and so, this is a long one…capturing early august to mid-september!  it's been a great month and a half.  here are a few pictures of you two together playing.  the bike gang...
 loving on baby drew...
 relaxing out back after helping dad wash down the deck furniture...
 jasper you're a big 17 month old now and you are a sweet, silly, verbal guy!  you love exploring the beach...
 dressing like your mother;)
 cream cheese mustaches...
 nature...
 exploring the potty...
 slide time before bed...
 trampoline silliness...
 petting hobbes...
 and chewing on empty beer bottles...
 and collecting treasures after school...
maeve, i'm in awe of all that you know and can articulate.  and also in awe of your joyous spirit!  after a  dinner at the well at jordan's farm we too a mama and maeve detour for ice cream...
 this month was filled with ball pits...
 becoming friends with timmy thomas...
 exploring sandy point with dad after school...
 finally fitting into your frenchie shoes...
 going to preschool (you think you are ready for kindergarden)...
muddy beach adventures...
 style for days…
 a ukelele...
and a visit from cousin eve...
 we spent lots of time up in rockport this month.  we picked veggies...
fed chickens...
called nana while standing right next to her...
went to flatbread and made pizzas...
picked potatoes with popsie...
had cousin wagon time...
scaled the climbing wall (maeve, you actually said "i'm a woman…doing this" while climbing.  go girl!)...
we also went to visit uncle evan at his new house and went on a sunset boat ride...
drank from silly koozies...
checked out the lake...
entertained the crowd...
and went swimming...
we also went to new harbor twice this month.  we hit up the botanical gardens on the way there.  jazz, you loved the blueberries for sal blueberry bucket...
maeve, you loved feeding the bear the berries...
jazz, you also loved cleaning house at the play cottage...
we spent time at pemaquid beach...
did yoga with dee-dee...
wore dee-dee's shirt and scarf when it got cold...
peeked out the window...
had snacks at the lighthouse...
and on the deck...
and on the patio...
and at the beach...
we had papaw time...
maeve, you made a friend named davis at the beach and the two of you dug and dug the morning away...
and then there was cuddle time with uncle evan...
followed by a dance party on the back of his truck...
oh my sweets…to explore on a beach with you on a maine summer day…it's heaven on earth!
and now a few videos from the month…

the next lord of the dance...

a visit upstairs to see maeve after bath-time...

running on the ramp after school...

wrestle-mania...

and showing compassion and empathy by giving a back rub to a sad lady...

my loves, your togetherness and laughter are the sweetest gifts.  jasper, you wake up each day and head right to maeve's room, calling out "mayz…mayz."  maeve, an incredibly sweet part of this month has been your asking to cuddle before bed, where you ask me to tell you about when you were born.  we talk and kiss and nestle in.  you two have made my summer.  xo.  
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