Saturday, May 31, 2008

Aunties Catchup

So right after the aunties left for their California homes, we went to California too. We didn't get to finish posting all of our shenanigans from when they were here before we left. So get ready for some mega posting as we try to catch up with this and our own trip.

Ok, so where were we? The day after the boat ride, we went with mommy and the aunties to Harvard Square. I know some of my shapes now, and I'm pretty sure there wasn't anything square about it.

The aunties and babies at Harvard Square
Aunties and babies

Then the next day we drove up the coast to Maine so that daddy could run another race.

Daddy finishing the race
Daddy finishing the race. I think he's not trying hard enough if he has enough energy to smile.

Aki asleep
Aki slept through as usual

The best part about the race? It was to benefit the Kittery firefighters association! So it was at the fire station and I got to see the trucks like in my book.

Owen with Daddy in front of Kittery Fire Truck
Kittery Engine 1

Aunties having lobster
Of course then we had to go have lobstah

Eating lobstah claw
I enjoyed it too

Later I was still not tired so we went to the beach to fly a kite. We were better than last time, probably because Aunty Melissa knew what she was doing.

Kite flying in Wells, Maine
This is not so hard

Go, Daddy, go
Daddy flying the kite very low

Maine was super fun as always. I don't have too much on the rest of their visit. We went to the aquarium the next day. More fun with divers and Myrtle the Turtle as usual. That night Aunty Michelle and Aunty Melissa went to a Red Sox game at Fenway Park. It was Aunty Melissa's first baseball game ever. Maybe you heard what happened at the game that night. She picked a good time to go.

The next day I went to "school" while Aunty Melissa explored the city and Aunty Michelle slept in. Then she and Aunty Michelle went back to the "Bay" and SoCal. We had a lot of fun while they were here. Hopefully we can all get together again soon!

Friday, May 30, 2008

2 Month Checkup for Aki

I'm getting bigger

So I'm 2 months (and 2 weeks and 1 day) old today so it was time to go see my doctor again. This time wasn't so fun because I got some pointy kisses on my thighs. But she did say I am 12 pounds 6 ounces now, almost double what I weighed when I was born!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Boston Harbor Islands

This week, Aunty Michelle and Aunty Melissa came out from SoCal and the Bay Area to visit me!

Happy Birthday, Auntie Michelle
We celebrated Aunty Michelle's birthday with yummy cake. You can also see our broken clock in this picture.

On Friday we went to the Boston Harbor Islands.

We had to take a boat!

First we went to Spectacle Island. This island used to be a trash dump, like in my movie Trashy Town. Then they dumped lots of dirt on it that they dug out in the "Big Dig." Now it's a big island! And it's beautiful!

The visitor center was built on top of a dump
This is what the island is made of

On top of Spectacle Island's north drumlin
On top of the north drumlin. I'm running on the highest point in the Boston Harbor.

Hiking on Spectacle Island
Hiking on Spectacle Island

Then the boat came back and took us to George's Island. No, not Curious George's Island. This one had a big castle on it called Fort Warren.

Fort Warren 1850
Fort Warren

Chasing Aunty Michelle on the parade grounds
Inside the fort was a big parade grounds for chasing Aunty Michelle

Running around in the moat
Here I am walking around inside the moat. There's nowhere to hide from the windows in the wall.

Climbing up the fort
Storming the walls of the fort

The Harbor Islands were fun. I can't believe we've never been there before!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Bubble Blowing

Last week my babysitter p'Tip brought me some bubble fun for the spring weather.

Running with bubble gun
It's a bubble gun!

Blowing bubble gun
It works too! First it blows a big one then many many little ones.

Thanks p'Tip! Now that I think about it, I haven't seen this lately. I wonder where did that gun go?

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

More May fun

The day after Mother's Day I was hanging out and I don't know what came over me, but I asked mommy if I could hold Aki on my lap.

Me and Aki
She ain't heavy, she's my sister!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Mother's Day Shenanigans

Here's what we did for Mother's Day. I know, again, late late late, but better late than never!

Funny faces
We began by waiting for mommy to wake up. Here are our "Wake up mommy!" faces!

Passing gas
Phoebe's still waiting

Later we went to the Arnold Arboretum for the Lilac Festival. It was a beautiful day out.

Checking out storytime
Me and mommy checking out the storyteller

All inked up
I got another tatoo.

Eastern Redbud
Not a lilac

Later we went to brunch and I got to sip some of the forbidden fluid again.

Fruity drink
Mommy's fruity (non-grown-up) drink!

Sippy sippy
Sippy sippy! Why can't I have more of mommy's drink?

We had a fun and juicy Mother's Day!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Discovery Museums in Acton

Hi, again, sorry about the long delay between posts, but we've been really busy. Busy having fun!

Here's a post from a couple weekends back when we went to visit the Discovery Museums in Acton. Super fun! One building was a Victorian style house where they took out all the furniture and replaced everything with kids stuff!

Choo choo I can walk inside
Choo choo I can walk inside and ring the bell!

Shall I pour you some water?
Shall I pour you some water?

This is Real
Lots of the switches were just for play. I think someone was trying to tell us that this switch works.

There you are, koala!
Safari room... There you are, koala!

These steps are different!
These steps light up when you walk upstairs

Eating watermelon
Then we went to the diner for some watermelon

Right next to the roof, where the attic would be, was a sea themed room...

You're my favorite
Lobster, you're my favorite!

In the submarine tunnel
In the submarine tunnel

Sand and light
Sand and light box

We went to visit the other museum too, and that one was so fun that we didn't even take pictures. Mommy said we'll come back again soon!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Last week

Last week we didn't do too much, but here are a few photos of us.

When p'Tip came on Wednesday she brought me a present. A mask!!!! Now I can pretend to be a diver and swim on the floor.

Who you looking at?
Who you loookin' at?

Upside down mask
Is this the right way?

Phoebe's been up to her usual cute self. I like to tell daddy during bath time, "Aki's not a baby anymore. She a Aki." Whatever that means...

Silly smile
Silly smiles

See you next time!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day!
Originally uploaded by Mikenan1
To: Mommy

Thanks for being a great mommy, a wonderful cook and milk maker, and a fun playmate. We hope you have a great Mother's Day!

From: Phoebe and Owen

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Our New Neighbor

We have a new neighbor who moved in right next to our door. Daddy found his home, and then we saw him the other day hanging out outside our window. Good thing he's just a chipmunk.

Our neighbor under the AC
Our new neighbor

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Aquarium again

On Friday, we went back to the aquarium, my favorite place in the world. It was pretty empty so I got to see some new things this time.

Fishy parents guarding their babies
These fishy parents are guarding their babies from the other fishies who were trying to eat them

Jellies sleeping
Colorful jellyfish sleeping

Touch tank
I got to play with the touch tank

Sea star!
It's a sea star!

Feeding a pufferfish
The pufferfish ate from this guy's hand

Barracuda with an ouchie
This barracuda had an ouchie on his back. Maybe the shark bit him.

I love the aquarium! Can we go back again today?

Monday, May 05, 2008

Kite "Flying"

Last week we went to the park to fly my kite. Actually it's mommy and daddy's kite from like 7 years ago, but they've never got around to flying it yet. So it's mine now!

Daddy's daddy's daddy was a award winning kite maker in Hawaii, and daddy used to go flying homemade kites with his daddy in the park, so I figured it should have been easy for me. Not so much.

Isn't this supposed to fly?
Isn't this supposed to fly?

Where's the wind?
Where's the wind?

Maybe next time we'll go to the windy park.