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In this first shot I'm actually taking a picture of the cat and pumpkin on the window and it came out with both my own reflection and the foliage reflected in the background-much cooler than what I had intended.

The second shot is our front door.  I bought the witch at Reny's Maine Adventure on our family trip.  RB thinks it's really cool that she flew into the door and got smushed there (my story).

Below are the boys playing on the porch and the side of the lawn.
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This post is not about Robert McCloskey's book, but about the sunrise that I waited for on Saturday that never came due to the fog rolling over the pond.  Still got some great shots, and some later shots of both the pond and the river.
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Aidan and I were playing in the gravel pit this evening that my mother owns, which also happens to be next to my sister's house.  Here are some shots that show definite signs of autumn on the horizon.
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Aidan got to play at his grandparents' house, showing off his mechanical expertise (G already has RB pegged as a future race car driver, since he's small, and Aidan as his future mechanic or pit crew chief)

 
 

One of this year's calves; ice already forming across the road; Aidan thinking that he can outrun me back to our house.

 
 

The weekend actually began with a rainy Thursday night.  We got pizza and rented Madagascar so the boys could see the characters from their Happy Meals.  Also, I dance around the house with them-we all wear different plastic pails on our head-singing, "I Like to Move it, Move it", so they love that tune.

Then there was shopping-tis the season-first for gifts for a great niece's birthday (I think she's turning 13), then for the mundane things like groceries.  Those trips were with Mom, then with PB.

And last, we had BB's christening followed by about a three hour nap!

 
 

RB and Aidan went to the community center for tot time yesterday.  RB was so exhausted that he took a three hour nap.  While Aidan wasn't that tired, he also volunteered for naptime after lunch.

 
 

The boys needed to learn the difference between soft sand and wet sand when it comes to making sand castles, but they didn't need any instruction when it came to throwing a ball back and forth or throwing rocks in the lake.

 
 

LB took her SATs yesterday morning, so PB and I took RB to pick apples while she was in testing.  He really tried to be helpful, but did trip a couple of times on all the apples on the ground.  Then he found his true love-dogs-and apples no longer mattered. 

 
 

Fall is my favorite season.  I was late getting home today because LB had a dentist appointment, but that worked out perfectly, because otherwise I might have missed these early evening shots.  The opening in the sky is just above my own house; this is my mother's house in the foreground.

These three maples are on our lawn-all in different stages.  Contrary to what a lot of people think, the ones with red leaves are not the best for syrup.  According to my Uncle George, it is the yellow ones that are the best.  He is a retired logger, so he does know a little about it.


Here is LB taking her daily walk.  The sun is setting to the right.


My second brother's dog and workshop are in the distance, above.
Here is a frog that he is working on.  I told him that if he wasn't careful, RB would use it as a riding toy.

It turns out that he is making it for a carousel in New York, so that's exactly what purpose it serves-notice the saddle on the back.
Below is a piece that he finished and hopes to use as his final piece for membership in the League of NH Craftsmen.  He was already juried, but after the jury accepts you, you have to make another piece within a given period of time.