We had a fantastic day on Saturday! We started with canoeing for 2 hours along the Nashua River. We found our way to a small still tributary that was filled with dozens of turtles. The kids had a blast, but the heat finally wore us out. When we returned to the dock, we jumped in the river with our lifevests and cooled off in the slow current! Finally, when we got home, we spent some time on the slip 'n slide in the backyard! We went to bed that night feeling exhausted, yet very fulfilled! What a great day!
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Linsday Joy turned 2 yesterday. I can't believe how fast the time is flying by! We celebrated last night, then had a party with Karen's family this afternoon. She was thrilled with her butterfly wings, boa, tutu, rain jacket and umbrella, and baby carraige! She is such a joy to us, and she really seemed to enjoy the last two days.
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Sunday, March 6, 2011
This weekend, Karen went away on the Women's Retreat with Grace Community Church. So, Saturday, Nana watched Lindsay while Chip took the boys skiing at Wachusett Mountain in Princeton, MA (about 45 mins southwest). Althoug we didn't get to do any skiing in February, both boys picked things up as if we had skied last weekend. They did great! Good turning and stopping, well controlled, and able to moderate speed. We were even able to get all 3 of us on and off the lifts with no problems! It helped that Chase was able to get himself on and off the lift without any help!
We started out the day with some drizzle, but by 2:30ish, there were blue skies. It was so great to watch the boys skiing, talking and laughing together... just enjoying our time! I'm looking forward to MANY more of these trips... someday even with all 5 of us!
The only downside was that by the end of the day, they were bored with the "Lower Mountain Pass" that for a discounted rate gives you access to just the magic carpets and 1 chair lift... Next time we'll have to pay the full rate for the whole mountain. But that's a cost I'm willing to pay for the fun we had together!
Monday, February 28, 2011
|Finally made it to Moose Pass!|
|Taken from the Milligan's living room the first morning we were there. As the sun came up I could not believe what I was seeing (we arrived in the dark).|
|Almost time to say a tearful goodbye at the beautiful Anchorage airport.|
|Karis Lemlem Milligan...aka: Cutie Patootie!|
|Moderately successful attempt at brainwashing the Milligan children (Andrew: 8, Anna: 3, Jacob, 6).|
|Seward...a sight to behold!|
Sunday, February 27, 2011
You know you've had a lot of snow when even the snowman says, "Enough is Enough!"
This was actually taken several weeks ago. Since then, after some warm days and even some sleet & rain, he's not looking so good. Guess he shouldn't have been complaining after all!
This afternoon, our buddy Joe came over to play. We had a surprise snow storm drop 6" instead of 1-2" that had been promised. So, after a pizza lunch we went tubing in the back yard. We had a great time... just a little too much speed kept the boys jumping over the 4' backstop. Fortunately, no injuries!
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Ice skating was the one thing Chase asked to do during February vacation week. After spending most of the week with a house of sick people, Friday Karen was finally able to take Chase and Zach ice skating at the local rink. The boys used the new skates they got for Christmas and had a great time. Z spent most of the time gripping Karen, but ventured out on his own a little. C on the other hand, really enjoys his independence. He's still mostly just walking on the skates, but every once in awhile, there's an actually push and glide... it just takes time.
Friday, January 21, 2011
Friday, January 7, 2011
Here's some video I took of Zachary skiing at Nashoba Valley yesterday. We had another ski day with just he and I, and we both had a blast! The snow was faster and he was coming down some "Blue Squares" after just 2 runs on the magic carpet to get warmed up. Later in the day he had his first trip up the rope tow, but really it was just me holding the rope and him leaning against my legs. It's amazing how fast he's picking it up!