Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Old Sturbridge Village

Old Sturbridge Village (OSV) is about an hour from here and is a "living history museum" with buildings from the 1790-1840 time frame, people in period dressing doing the work of the time, and animals and history lessons, of course.  We have been wanting to go there and it just happens that this past Friday was the summer "free Friday fun" day.  So, we packed up and headed out early in the morning.  Good thing, too, the parking was full when we left (they were parking in an open field).  We had a great time and look forward to going again next year on free Friday.
Daddy and Will by the bulls. 

Mommy and our little friend visiting the bulls. 

Will walking to see the turkeys. 

They were actually blacksmithing (if that is the correct term?) here.  It was cool that the people actually were doing the jobs of that time. 

Monday, August 29, 2011


  How do you get a 2-year-old to eat his carrots?  Answer: Ketchup!  That magical sauce that makes everything taste better!  Hey, whatever works! And yes, he actually did eat the carrot, not just lick off the ketchup. :)

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Will turned 2 the other day, which is amazing.  He is such a big boy and saying many new things daily.  It's so fun to hear him just pop out words we didn't even know he knew.  Anyhow, we didn't have a big party here or anything because we had one when we were home recently on vacation.  He had a great time with all his cousins.  I'm getting caught up on pics from the trip, so this might be a bit boring to some, but I thought family would enjoy these.  :)

Singing "Happy Birthday". I'm pretty sure Will was singing along at this point. :)

Trying to explain that he has to blow out the candle.

He blew it out like a champ.

He has a cherry in his mouth here, which you can see was replaced on his cupcake.  He is not a huge cake fan, so he ate the cherries and dipped his finger in the frosting, licking it off as he went.  Makes for an easy clean-up!

Some of the family.

Cousin Ava is "teaching" Will her dance routine here.  You can see he's enjoying it. :)

Will got to drink 2 Capri Sun's on this special day, which I am pretty sure shows in the look on his face here.  He was pretty wired for a bit.  Daddy started to quickly regret that decision. ;)

After everyone had left, here's the birthday boy playing with one of his fun new toys.

Friday, August 19, 2011


So I am finally getting another post up.  I will try diligently to not let a whole month go by before the next one.  We had a hectic couple weeks following my last post and have just returned from a 2 week vacation to see family (of which I will post pics later).  Anyhow, today Will cracked me up (as usual) and I thought I would share.  I was vacuuming with my monster Dyson (which I absolutely LOVE) and Will decided to take his rolling toy/"vacuum" and face-off with the Dyson.  Not sure why--ah, to know the mind of a 2-year-old--but it made me laugh.  He would roll his little toy to where it was just touching the Dyson head and hold it there as long as he could as I vacuumed straight ahead, with the rolling toy still touching the Dyson.  Too funny.  Love that kid.  :)

He would stand typically and walk along side the toy while it rolled, but of course when I get the camera out he decided to lay on the floor.  :)