Sunday, November 17, 2013

Birthday Camping

Per Rya's request we rented a little log cabin on a lake at the camp site down the street from our house.

We took the dogs and walked the nature trail, we rode in a paddle boat around the lake, we visited a nearby Plantation via hayride, we fished, we told spooky stories, we sat by a fire and enjoyed the fresh outdoor weather.

The whole family really enjoyed this mini getaway.  But I think Rya loved it the most.
On November 17, Rya woke to a birthday breakfast that we cooked over an open fire.

Happy 5th Birthday my lovely Rya D.

Dear Five-Year-Old Rya D.,

Now that you're five that means you'll be off to Kindergarten next year.  My emotions are a pendulum swinging from pure excitement (Eight hours all to myself!) to utter sadness (Eight hours all to myself?).  I’m certainly going to enjoy my time alone but I’ll also miss my little helper, crazy co-pilot, and favorite lunch date.    

Your speech has improved greatly but you still have trouble pronouncing some words like “Currier” to you is “Turrier”, which we all think is adorable so we don’t correct you on that one.  The speech therapists and doctors think you’re caught up to speed now so you should have an easy transition into Kindergarten.   

Lately you’re obsessed with what you were like as a baby.  We look at the blog almost daily so you can see pictures of yourself and listen to the stories.  It make me feel thankful that I started this blog so you and Currier can always come back to see your lives unfold. 

I'm trying to revel in every moment with you as your school years are quickly approaching.  Sometimes I wrap you in a blanket and rock you on my lap (per your request!) just like I did when you were a baby.  We both love this.  As you grow into a young lady, I can imagine you’ll still want to be swaddled on my lap but I hope you’ll always come to me for warmth and love. 

All my love,

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Beer Tasting/Painting Class

Last night I went to a beer tasting/painting class at the Westbrook Brewery with my buddy, Laura.  It was a lovely evening of beer, pizza and painting = The holy trinity. 

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Rya's 5th Birthday Party

We celebrated Rya's 5th birthday with her requested puppy themed party, gaggles of girls, yummy treats, lots of laughs and a mountain of presents.  It was a wonderful time!  

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Lowcountry Lacrosse

Currier's playing Lacrosse now.  We're making our rounds through all the sports until he finds the one for him.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Bruco's Birthday

We adopted Bruco when he was two and today he turned ten.  It feels like it was just yesterday this little narcissistic asshole of a roller coaster ride came into our lives.  And we couldn't imagine our family without him!  Happy Birthday Bruco, you're officially a senior citizen of the canine world.