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A-maze-ing

13 Oct

We are back in New Jersey for the weekend and visited a corn maze today. For a minute I thought that we would be wandering around in there forever but we eventually found our way out.

Here is Ruby swinging with Tio and Popsie before we went in:

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Ruby in the maze:

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Joe in the maze:

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The four of us :

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Flashback: Elizabeth & Danny

25 Sep

I deleted most of the pictures from my phone today to make room for the newest iPhone software upgrade (and more pictures !) and stumbled across a few pictures I neglected to post when I did my big catch-up day in August. We were super excited to hang out with my best friend since childhood, Elizabeth, and her wonderful husband Danny a few months ago. Of course both kids loved them.

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Indecisive

23 Sep

Sometimes it is so very hard for me to choose between two pictures that are almost identical, like these:

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or these:

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And then every once in a while I get it right the first time:

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Happy Joe

22 Sep

Joe fell asleep in the swing at the church nursery today–something that Baby Ruby would have never done.

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He’s happy with Jenna…

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…and likes the walker that Rebecca bought for Megan in 2002.

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Ben and Ruby decided to get in on the walker action, but Joe wasn’t sure they would fit:

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Trampoline

22 Sep

One of Ruby’s favorite activities is to “jump on the twampoline wit my cousins.”

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Cousins!

21 Sep

We are thrilled to add another baby to our family! My sister Rachel and her husband Matt just had their first child, Noah Matthew. He is absolutely precious and we can’t wait to meet him in November. As Ruby says: “aw I dwove (love) that baby!”20130921-215039.jpg
My Matty is studying for his Command Qualification Exam this weekend so the kids and I came down to Norfolk to give him peace and quiet, which is a rare commodity around our house these days. Ruby and Joe have been having so much fun with their other cousins and PopPop; Mama is in Australia with Baby Noah and we all miss her.20130921-215447.jpg20130921-215457.jpg
Megan especially loves taking care of Joe and he just adores her:20130921-215544.jpg
We all went to a movie at the zoo last night, which was fun and chilly.20130921-215706.jpg20130921-215715.jpg20130921-215731.jpg
Today we walked to a nice, shady park on a little lake.20130921-215815.jpg20130921-215847.jpg

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BBQ & Beer

2 Sep

Yesterday we all went to the BBQ and craft beer festival at Monmouth Park. It was HOT and sticky but we still had a good time, especially Ruby, who got to play in a bounce house with a big slide:

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and ride a pony!

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Joe had a nice nap in the stroller:

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