Saturday, 30 May 2009


The remains of dinner... Glenn's first time at a proper Maryland seafood house. We had fried clams, crab dip, hush puppies, calamari, coleslaw, and fries. And beer, of course. We'll definitely be back - next time, steamed crabs!

Friday, 29 May 2009


An action shot! Naked boys on the prowl!!

It was a REALLY hot day today. So when we got back to the house after running errands, great delight was taken in stripping off and playing in the water that got in the sandbox (from the rain the night before). Much silliness abounds!

Thursday, 28 May 2009


My poor husband, the druggie. He has a sinus infection and the doc prescribed a load of pills to try and kick it. He's got antibiotic, antihistimine, decongestant, ibuprofen, and nasal spray. Oh, and a multi vitamin, too. Yuck!

Wednesday, 27 May 2009


The new favorite place to play.

Tuesday, 26 May 2009


Today Sammy and I went for a walk along the Baltimore and Annapolis Trail, which runs right by our house. It's part of the East Coast Greenway. You can't see them here very well, but lots of wild flowers have been planted along the path.

Monday, 25 May 2009


A rather slow day here. This is my chocolate Tootsie Pop. My sunt gets them for me every year and they are addictive.

Sunday, 24 May 2009


We inherited some very nice rose bushes when we rented this place.

Saturday, 23 May 2009


Uncle Jason was down from NYC today. And he brought with him the WATER PISTOLS!!! Much fun was had by all!

Friday, 22 May 2009


Who's going to make the first move...? Our cats are slowlyg integrating with my cousin's cat, Ashely (the orange one above). None of them can get anywhere near Mom's cat, Sweetpea, though!

Thursday, 21 May 2009


'Who you takin' that picture of? Gimme that camera!'

Wednesday, 20 May 2009


Today is a two-fer! First we went to DiPasquales in Highlandtown. I heard about it courtesy of Guy Fieri's show, Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, though just asking family about a good Italian deli would probably have led me here, too. What an awesome place! Glenn and I could drop a bomb here!

Next we went to Fells Point and walked around with the boys and had ice cream. What a great day!

Tuesday, 19 May 2009


The new sandbox!

Monday, 18 May 2009


Glenn and I went for a walk at dusk today. These are azaleas blooming at the church next door. I forgot how much I missed azaleas (yes, you do see them in the UK, just not nearly as much as in this area).

Sunday, 17 May 2009


The local Memorial Day parade. It's a total fluke that Sammy was wearing a shirt with the flag on it. A friend gave it to us and since it was cool out, it was the first long sleeved shirt I grabbed. We didn't even know it was a parade day but, living in the center of town, it went right by our street! Someone at the parade gave him the flag to wave, which was lots of fun. He also loved watching the marching bands and trucks that went by. Talk about a real American-looking picture!

Saturday, 16 May 2009


Today was the open house at Glenn's work (SERC). It was a great day for everyone... beautiful weather, lots of exhibits from the scientists, and loads of stuff for the kids. Here's Sammy on Daddy's lap while we go for his first ever hay ride!

Friday, 15 May 2009


The boys first bath together!

Thursday, 14 May 2009


We are putting together a dress-up box for the boys. We're going to make cowboy vests, get baseball jerseys from Goodwill, make animal hats, etc. This is a Hawaiian lei-type thing we got at a party shop. Any other ideas for dress-up on the cheap?

Wednesday, 13 May 2009


Another bad camera day. So, here's a picture of the cool stair case at our friends' apartment in NYC. We stayed there on Glenn's first night in the US as he flew into NY.

Tuesday, 12 May 2009


We're having major camera issues. There are 2 digital cameras in our house and both have been acting up big time. So, as neither was working today, and I wasn't able to get this blog going on the day Glenn arrived in the US from the UK, I thought I'd post a picture that was taken that day.

To say that Sammy was happy that Daddy was home would be an understatement. What a great day!

Monday, 11 May 2009


The object here, it would seem, is to get as many plates onto Jake's tray so they can make lots of noise when they CRASH!

Sunday, 10 May 2009


Happy Mother's Day!

I think he likes those chocolate chip pancakes!

Saturday, 9 May 2009


Poor Glenn! His first proper mosquito bite! He had quite a reaction. They must like his sweet English blood!

Friday, 8 May 2009


It's time to start the obligatory cat photos! Here's Merry Cloud wishing she could get into our basement.

Thursday, 7 May 2009


The dogwood tree in our front yard. *note to our UK readers: I'm pretty sure it's not the same plant as what you call dogwood over there*

Wednesday, 6 May 2009


Sauce-covered kid. Note to self: don't leave the room when kids are eating!

Tuesday, 5 May 2009


I actually forgot to take a picture of our lovely Cinco de Mayo meal last night. So here are the remains of the fun.

Monday, 4 May 2009


Sammy's favorite thing in the world is to be chased and to go 'round and round'. The kitchen is the ideal spot for 'round and round'. I don't know who ends up being chased and who is the chase-ee half the time. Even Jake joins in the fun. Everyone in the house gets dizzy at least once a day. Having the mow-mows makes it even more fun!

Sunday, 3 May 2009


Another horrible rainy day so today we tried finger painting. It was of moderate success. Jake prefers to eat his paint, and Sammy ended up tearing the paper up. *sigh* Bring on the sun!

Saturday, 2 May 2009


Today we went to the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. I've always wanted to go and it was a lot of fun, though hard work with the boys. Sammy and Jake enjoyed seeing the animals and I liked the crafts and people watching. Glenn had to work on his PhD corrections.

**Cheat Alert!** Of course I had to post a picture of some sheep, but I also loved the vintage ice cream stands so today is a twofer!

Friday, 1 May 2009


We took pity on Glenn and rented a tiller for him to use in our new vegetable garden. It's about 14x16 feet and we didn't want the poor guy to have to double dig the whole thing. It was worth every penny and Glenn was very pleased with himself for figuring out how to use it! Now if it would just stop raining, we could plant!