Monday, January 28, 2013

Our Weekend With Duffy

The first weekend in January, Norrin had his turn with Duffy, the class bear.  Each student took Duffy home for a weekend and tried to have as many adventures as possible.  Norrin made it very clear that we were not taking Duffy anyplace he'd been before, so we were pre-warned that this was not going to be a cheap weekend.  We love seeing the lights at Longwood Gardens and the second adventure had to be a trip to the aquarium.  I think Duffy had a pretty awesome time with us.  Ani Rose was a little possessive of Duffy.  She called him "B" and Norrin was very patient with his sister. He tried to explain that Duffy was not hers and when that failed, he would hand over the bear with only a slight look of disgust.

Picking Norrin and Duffy up from school.  We had Auntie Anne's pretzels and Norrin shared with Duffy.
 Of course, Duffy needed a sling to be carried in for all his adventures and this knitting mama was more than happy to oblige.
 Longwood Gardens.

 We spent the most time in the kids' garden, playing in the fountains.  At least I had a change of clothes for Ani Rose.  Norrin was out of luck.

 The aquarium...where its far easier to backpack my child than try to maneuver a stroller through the crowds.

 A little snippet of Norrin being Norrin.  He's a truly animated child.  I love him.

 By the end of the day, both kiddos were pretty exhausted.
 And so was Duffy.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Back in Business

I don't know how or why, but the technical difficulties seem to have miraculously disappeared...for now.  This was about three weeks ago, but I know you've been jonesing for some pics of my wild duo, so without further ado...

Ani Rose watching TV while I read my Nook behind her :).
 Norrin being his awesome self at Longwood Gardens with the class bear, Duffy.
 Ani Rose loving all the fountains in the kids' garden.  She must have spent at least 45 minutes at this one.
 Ani, Norrin and Duffy surfing a wave at the aquarium.  So stinking cute.
 Norrin and Duffy posing with Gill, one of the characters at the aquarium.
 Todd got shots of this interaction with Ani Rose and I just loved it.  It was a great moment in mommyhood.

 They had a Christmas display outside the aquarium and Norrin had to get up and dance to the Christmas music.  That's an octopus on the side of his face.  God forbid we leave the aquarium without a little face painting action.
 That's my boy.  I love his enthusiasm...for everything.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Technical Difficulties

For some reason, is not giving me the option to view the photos on my computer.  I am not able to browse or upload any pictures and I can't for the life of me figure out what the problem is.  I will continue to work on this problem and hopefully, there will be a solution because I have lots to share.