Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Yankee Candle Picnic

Anders doesn't start kindergarten until a week after the boys.  So Matthew, Anders, and I took advantage and headed over to Yankee Candle.  The boys both won a gift certificate for a wax mold of their hands from the library's summer reading program.  We ate our lunches on outside picnic tables in the beautifully landscapes grounds.  To make a wax mold you have to put your hand in cold water swimming with ice cubes for five minutes and then dip it in hot melted wax and then repeat several times.  When the boys saw this, they decided they would much rather just dip candles.  I love hanging out with these guys.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Signing the Papers

Well,  we found another Subaru Tribeca.  The only problem is that it is in Franklin, which happens to be about a hour and a half from us.  On Thursday, Joe drove straight from work to test drive it.  Then after we decided to buy it, he and Nicholas went on Saturday to sign the paperwork.  They stopped at Panera to eat lunch on the way home.  Nicholas said he enjoyed spending time with his dad, listening to Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me on NPR, and eating his delicious sandwich.  

Hooray for being one step closer to having a car again!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Holden's Birthday

Our plan to spend Holden's birthday at Six Flags was a bit side tracked.  So we tried to do some fun things to make it a little less miserable.  

First, we went to Chuck E Cheese

And then to Five Guys

While it wasn't exactly the birthday Holden had planned.  We know we are blessed.  We are safe and together.

Interview with a 10 Year Old.

1. What is your favorite color?
2. What is your favorite toy?
3. What is your favorite fruit?
4. What is your favorite TV show?
The Muppet Show
5.  What is your favorite movie?
Star Wars VI
6.  What is your least favorite chore?
The Dishwasher
7. What is your favorite animal?
A Lizard
8. What is your favorite song?
The Cat With Two Heads by The Aquabats
9.  What is your favorite book?
Planet Tad
10.  Who is your best friend?
Gavin Holland
11.  What is your favorite dinner?
Spagetti with Red Sauce
12.  What is your favorite breakfast?
Fried Eggs
13.  What is your favorite game?
Capture The Flag
14.  What is your favorite thing to play outside?
Capture The Flag
15.  What is your favorite holiday?
My Birthday
16.  What is your favorite subject in school?
17. What is your goal for this year?
To Finish A Story for Writing
18. Do you think you reached your goal for last year?
19.  What do you spend your time thinking about?
Stuff that my parents put in my head
20.  What do you want to be when you grow up?
A Liam Tech Engineer

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Connecticut Temple Site

They are building a temple in Farmington, Connecticut.  It will be about 45 minutes from us.  That is half the time it takes us to get to the temple in Boston.  After church we drove down to the site.  It just looks like an empty lot, but someday it will hold the house of The
 Here are the boys at the site.  

Friday, August 9, 2013

Kickball In The Backyard

A favorite summer past time of Joe and the boys.

Thursday, August 1, 2013