Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Dear Samuel at 18 months old,

You are officially 1 1/2 years old. It seems like such a long time ago that you sat and crawled and acted like a baby. Now you run, you whine, you throw fits, you say sentences and you clearly have likes and dislikes.  You love your siblings and always want to know where  Israel ( you call him EEE-ooo) is when he is at school. " Where EE-ooo? You ask. " Where daddy? " You love to wrestle with Israel and play trucks and mowers with him. 


 Trucks are your favorite things. Truck toys, real trucks that you see from the window of the car or house and truck books. We check out every truck book from the library we can find and you sit and thumb through the pages over and over and over and then you bring it to me or daddy, throw it in our lap and say " Read it!! Read it!" You adore the old TV show called Mighty Machines that has episodes about different kinds of machines and trucks.  ( Israel loves this show too as they have a whole episode on just snow plows) Many times throughout the day you come to me in your cutest pleading voice and say " Mighty Machines? Mighty Machines?" If I say " Ok!" you say ""YAY" and immediately go sit in front of the tv. If I say no you say  "Why?" in your whiniest voice. Your big siblings taught you that. They also taught you to scream "TOO TIGHT!" every time we buckle you in your carseat.



 You also love these Duplo blocks and dump the basket out several times a day.


 You love to play outside and ask to  "Go out?" whenever anyone else goes out. When I am not looking you sneak over to my tomato plants and pick cherry tomatoes. You call them blueberries.


Your favorite foods are anything breakfast ( eggs, sausage, oatmeal) cheese, yogurt, strawberries, grapes, yogurt and pasta. But you mostly eat what we eat and aren't super picky. You still nurse 3 times a day ( morning, nap, and bedtime). Everyone adores you and you rank right up there with Keira as as our easiest/ most pleasant baby and toddler.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Mt Washington Breakfast Cruise

Mikes parents wanted to do the Mount Washington breakfast cruise  on Lake Winnipesaukee with the kids and us to celebrate Mike's birthday. The kids were delighted to ride a boat and eat breakfast. 
Looking at the boat before boarding.


It was a cloudy/ windy day but all the mist and clouds and trees and mountains and homes on the lake were still gorgeous.
Keira is always striking a pose. Must be a 7 year old thing.





All tuckered out on the way home. I love sleeping carseat pictures.
Conked out

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Playground problems

 This is what happens when you are spinning on your concrete playground at school. You do a face-plant into the ground. It looked alot worse 2 days ago when it happened. Thankfully the tooth that got knocked out in the fall was a baby tooth that was already loose!


Happy 33rd Birthday Mike

Apple Crumble pie was requested by the birthday boy and made by his doting wife.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

John Deere Festival 2014







We ( or should I say the boys?) like John Deere. So Mike knew he had to take Israel to the John Deere Festival when he heard about it. Nairi likes to go wherever Israel goes so Mike took the two of them to the festival and Keira, Samuel and I went to the library which we thought to be way more fun than looking at antique tractors.

First day of school 2014

Israel Pre-k ( 2 days a week) and Keira second grade at Saint Benedict Academy. Nairi just wanted her picture taken.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Catholic Family Weekend

Due to our friends cajoling,
we finally decided to give Catholic Family Weekend a try. We were not disappointed. Our kids had a great time and enjoyed the freedom of riding their bikes everywhere by themselves and with their friends and we enjoyed the fellowship and community of other young Catholic Families. Throw in some Sacraments, lots of activities, good weather, good food and friends and fun was had by all. I loved the no cooking for moms part and the outdoor Mass over looking the lake ( which I didn't get any pictures of unfortunately) .
Vigneau Biker gang

Nairi and her best friend Eliza

A weird camp visitor... who knew we had orange lizards in New Hampshire? I didn't!
The kids looking at the lizard
Coffee keeps you going no matter where you are!


sibling love
Samuel still has some breastmilk chub. Check out that neck and those cheeks. :)
Nairi pretends to be pious.