Sunday, April 27, 2008

Gore Place Sheep Shearing

On Saturday we went to Gore Place for a sheep "shearing" festival. It's something like a haircut, only they get it cut really short! We met up with Emmy again and also Logan and Sydney from StrollerFit.

Phoebe awake
Phoebe was actually awake for some of it

Dancing to Hotel California, folk style
She got to see these people dancing to a guy chanting a song about a hotel in California

Kettle corn kettle
We had some popcorn out of this big pot. It was sweet.

Man in horse
We saw a man wearing a horse.

Then we went to go see some sheep get their haircuts.

Goats waiting for haircuts
Goats waiting for haircuts. The sheep got their haircut already.

Goat getting haircut
Buzz buzz...

What they doing to that sheep?
What kind of funny looking sheep is that?

Then we saw some doggy goat herding. The sheep didn't want to cooperate today.

Doggy goat herding
Run doggy!

Later we had lunch on the grass.

Phoebe bubbly
Phoebe was bubbly

Run around
After lunch was run around time. So we ran around.

Ring around the rosie
And did ring around the rosie, or rather, line around the rosie...

Wagoning with Emmy and Sydney

It was a beautiful spring day and we all had so much fun! Maybe next time we'll even see some sheep!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Marathon Monday

On Monday we drove to Ellie's house to watch the Boston Marathon. Me, Emmy and Ellie walked over to Coolidge Corner with our folks and waited forever for the runners to come by.

Where are all the runners?
Where are all the runners?

Finally some wheelchairs started whizzing by. Uncle Henry went and got us a croissant while we waited.

Eating croissants at the marathon
Eating croissants at the marathon

And then we waited some more.

I'm sleepy
I'm sleepy now

Finally these two ladies sprinted by.

It's so exciting!
It's so exciting!

Alevtina Biktimirva and Dire Tune
Turned out that they were almost this close at the finish line too!

Robert K Cheruiyot
This was the first guy and it wasn't even close. Those women had him beat by a long ways!

It was a lot of fun to see the marathon. Maybe next year I can run it!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Ronak's 2 Too!

My friend Ronak had his birthday this week. He turned 2!

Friday night we went over to their house for cupcakes. We had a lot of fun with Ronak's new indoors play house. Phoebe slept for most of it.

Oof! Blow out the candle!
Oof! Blow out the candle!

Then Saturday we went to the park for a big doggy party.

I love sticks
I love sticks, but this one is a little big

Birthday boy with his daddy
Here's Ronak with Uncle Sameer

Happy Birthday, Ronak!
Another candle? These grownups and their fires!

Doggy cupcakes
Yummy doggy cupcakes

Happy Birthday Ronak!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Big Red Barn

Oops, almost forgot to tell you about our Sunday expedition. We went to see the Big Red Barn in real life at Drumlin Farm.

If you don't remember the words, here is an excerpt as I remember it:

Near the big red barn in the great green field, there was a little pink pig, who was learning how to squeal.

8 week old piglets
8 week old piglets squealing with me

Ok, I forget the rest of the book, but here are some of the other things I saw.

Baby lambs aplenty
Baby lambs aplenty

We also saw a newborn baby lamb who was only 2 days old. It pretty much looked like the one above only lying down curled in a corner of the big red barn.

We even saw Serena the cat, but she didn't want to take a picture while she was drinking out of a puddle. I didn't get a chance to ask her how she got all the way over here before she ran away.

These chickens are cage free
The chicken coop had chickens roaming all over. It looks like I am in a cage! Tricky mommy!

Sorting my eggs
Here I am playing the role of USDA egg inspector and sorter

I like eggs
I have already eaten 4 hard boiled eggs for breakfast this week

It was a lot colder and rainier than Saturday so we didn't stay long. I had a fun time anyway, in the big red barn.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Happy 1 Month Birthday!

Cutie Pie
Originally uploaded by Mikenan1

You are the best little baby sister ever! Happy 1 Month Birthday!



Monday, April 14, 2008

Visiting with Friends

Even though I'm almost one month old, I've had quite a few visitors. Before mommy was able to drive a couple of weeks ago, Katrina (one of mommy's friends and Ezra's mommy) came over and hung out with us.

Katrina with Phoebe
She was so nice and snuggly, I fell asleep in her arms.

Last week, Owen's friend, Emerson and her mommy came over to play. Emmy really likes holding me. She's getting good practice being an older sister!

Emerson holding Phoebe
Alissa and Emerson with me

The following day, mommy, Owen, and I went to the Franklin Park Zoo with some friends from StrollerFit. It was my first time at the zoo, but I only got to see the entrance where mommy fed me lunch. After that, I was asleep for the rest of the visit. Owen told me that he and mommy saw zebras, kangaroos, sheep, goats, chickens, and wildebeest.

Having fun walking with friends
Owen and his friend, Grant, having fun walking with each other.

Visiting the zoo with Grant
Grant and Owen visiting the chickens.

Today, Emmy and Alissa came back for a visit. This time, Ellie and her mommy, Lisa came over too for a play date and lunch. Owen sure had a lot of fun with the girls. They made so much noise, but I slept through it anyway.

Emerson practicing being an older sister
Emmy being gentle with me.

Ellie loves holding Phoebe
Ellie holding me.

Mommy said we'll see the girls again next Monday to watch some people running!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Spring is Here!

Maybe the weather won't actually be nice from now on, but it was sure nice today! We celebrated by going to the Children's Museum for the first time in a long time. I got to show Phoebe all my favorites.

I like popping the bubbles on the bubble tables. Daddy's getting ready for he splash!

Choo choo at the train table
I like the train table too. Going over a bridge!

Painting is fun
Painting is fun. I call my technique, stab-the-paper.

Little stick
After lunch, we just hung around outside enjoying the sun and the sticks

Phoebe at the Children's Museum
Phoebe slept most of the time

On top of the pyramid
Too bad she missed this!

Yay spring!

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

I'm awake, who else is up?

This time of morning is usually party time for me, and since I'm up I figured I might as well blog. It's Thursday already, and I'm almost 4 weeks old!

Last weekend, I went to the aquarium for the first time. This is apparently my big brother's favorite place in the whole world. Owen is in love with scuba divers, masks, fins, tanks, and the "circle" they put in their mouths.

Scuba divers and their masks and fins
Scuba divers getting ready to jump in the water

Diver putting squid on her pole
To put this squid on a pole

Feeding the sharks
To feed the sharks!

Owen also loves Dory

Catching a breath
And the fur seals that swim in a big tank out in front

I think the aquarium is a neat place to sleep.

Later we went to see a movie and big brother went to sleep too. It was my first screen time, and was it a big screen!

When we got back home, Owen took a nap then woke up and rocked out for me. In his snow boots. I think he thinks if he wears his boots then maybe it will snow again. I haven't seen any yet!

Jammin' for Phoebe
Rocking out in his snow boots

Phoebe chilling out
See you later!

Monday, April 07, 2008

Catching up

Lots of stuff happened last week so I'm a bit behind. It's going to take me a while to catch up since I'm tiny, and I don't type very fast.

Friday night I was sad. Mommy wouldn't give me any more milk. Daddy said it was because some pumping machine had eaten it. I didn't think that was fair, so I let them both know it.

Finally, daddy took me downstairs and gave me some milk from the kitchen. It tasted the same as mommy's milk, and the bottle felt just like my pacifier, only it gave me milk! I ate. Then I ate again. Then daddy said I couldn't eat any more so I went upstairs and lo and behold, mommy was ready to feed me again!

Daddy said my success was not good news for him--I hope mommy doesn't make him do that too often!

Shhh! Mommy and Owen are sleeping
Shhh! Mommy and Owen are sleeping!

On Saturday after Ah Mah went to the airport, I was napping downstairs and Owen came down to play. He saw I was lying on the ground and wanted to nap with me! Of course, he'd already had his nap so he was just pretending. My big brother. So silly! Looks like he's sleeping though, huh?

Sleepy time
Sleepy time?

Ok, enough writing for today. My little hands are tired. Maybe I do more tomorrow! Bye!

Owen having kitchen milk for the first time