Tuesday, July 28, 2009


We just got back after spending a week with Great Grandma and Grandpa Bourque, Nana, Papa and Uncle Matt in Biddeford, Maine. We made the long drive up on Monday morning, and Grahm suprised us all by being a model passenger. He was handsomely rewarded with a week of boogie boarding, strolls on the beach and plenty of opportunity for digging in the sand. The beaches of Biddeford are pristine, with long stretches of sand sprinkled with beautiful smooth black rocks. The seafood in Maine lived up to its reputation: crab, oysters, clams and steamers. Though our favorite dinner was one we made at home- lobster, straight from a local trap right into our own pot. Grahm seemed to think his sweat suit functioned like a wet suit, as this was his favorite time to take a dip.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Dog days of summer?

Is Grahm hanging out with Bean too much?

Sunny Sunday

Today was one of those perfect summer afternoons... breezy and spontaneous. We dropped by Grandma's house after running some errands and ended up spending the afternoon splashing in the pool, and eating pretzels on the stoop. Aunt Amanda became Grahm's personal chauffeur, pushing him around on his lawn mower while Grandma played life guard. Perfect.

Pretty in Purple

Today we visited a lavender farm out on the east end, Lavender by the Bay in East Marion, New York. It smelled as pretty as it looked.

Swim time

Cleo came over for a swim date today! Off to the pool!

Brooklyn Botanical Garden

Just taking some time out to smell the roses....

Monday, July 6, 2009

Pedal Pusher

He can barely reach the pedals, but he's already a speed demon. Grahm got this bike from his Nana and Grandpa for his first birthday, but we had been saving it for when he was just a bit bigger. He woke up from his nap yesterday, ran over to its hiding spot (who told him?!) and insisted on taking it out for a spin. He had a blast. Daddy got a good shot of Grahm looking proud of his new wheels, and has more to say here.

Fourth of July

We celebrated the holiday at Grandma's with swimming and corn on the cob. Can you get any more American than that?

Beach Boy

June is gone, and July is flying by.... we've been busy chasing after Grahm, he's a true New Yorker -always on the go. This is from a few weekends back, a hot day spent jumping waves at Jacob Riis.