Tuesday, July 31, 2007
As the temperature of the water rises, the striped bass become somewhat dormant, eat less, generally are more lazy and take the bait less. Therefore, the current environmental conditions in Cape Elizabeth are not condusive to productive fishing.
Log Engry for 7/31:
A most beautiful day! We hit the beach for a couple of hours and found a live crab and live hermit crabs. Aubrey SWAM in the ocean and we got it on video! It was very cool. Around 11:00 we packed up and headed down to meet Grandy and Granddad at the boat. We took a family boat ride around Richmond Island, to Higgins Beach and then to Two Lights. Aubrey said, "Faster". Molly was either screaming or asleep. Aubrey got to steer the boat again and was very cute snuggling with me.
Aunt Jean and Uncle Alan arrived safely and are enjoying a beautiful sunset on the deck - Doug and I are sitting at opposite ends of a table on laptops.
Monday, July 30, 2007
Trying to wrangle my girls.
This afternoon we all took a walk. This is about 3:30 today. It is VERY foggy. Daddy and Aubrey are looking for sea glass.
I was trying to take the picture of Molly and Aubrey gave Molly a spontaneous hug. Very sweet.
Friday, July 27, 2007
Thursday night we went to LL Bean and Ben & Jerry's. Daddy got Aubrey an ice cream cone with Brownie Chunk Chocolate Ice Cream... the mess was unbelieveable! But she ate every single bite.
Aubrey, How old are you going to be on your birthday?
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Initially measured at 40”, the official measurement is 39”.
All I can say is thanks to my wife and children for their unconditional support. Also thanks go to Grandad and grandy for all their support and help.
PS – Most of the fish will be given as a birthday gift to my mother in law, and of course, Ted gets the tail.
Monday, July 23, 2007
Molly cut another tooth - her 7th. And she is having MAJOR break throughs in TALKING! She has said the following in the last 3 days:
2) Ark - Uncle Mark
5) Fall Down
6) abre - Aubrey
7) Axie - maxie
8) The previously mentioned NANA
9) Dirdie - Birdie
10)mo mo mo- MORE (always 3 times...)
11) stacie - Aunt Stacie
And other VERY distinct 2 syllable sounds repeated while pointing that I can NOT figure out but are used over the course of 2 days in the same general vicinity.
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Grandy and I headed to Red's Eats for the most amazing lobster rolls (all the meat of an entire lobster on a "itty bitty" roll). Then we went shopping at Edgecomb. This was after we had a very relaxing hour at Picture People with the girls.
When I say relaxing I am LYING. AND when I say ITTY BITTY I am doing it in the Aladin voice...
Link to Edgecomb and amazing pottery: http://edgecombpotters.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=EP&Category_Code=P
So after getting Harry Potter this morning, we hit a yard sale and got this "Paris Hilton University" for Molly and the gigantic doll house for Aubrey.
Thursday, July 19, 2007
It was leftover night for dinner and I enjoyed 2 Lindt Lindor Truffles - Dark - YUM. Girls had baths and Aubrey is watching Ice Age.
Pretty wonderful day.
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Daddy and Grandy took Aubrey and Molly to story time at the library and then they all went to the grocery store. Aubrey drove the car all around the store and ran into a little boy who had cheese so she had to have cheese.
Grandy and I hit the consignment shop and had a nice hour of relaxation and shopping - I found some great buys!
I have been up since 4 working and fading in a big way but Doug and I are going to go The Front Room - a new restuarant on the East Prom. It was AMAZING! We hit the drink specials and house wine and Shipyard beers were 2 bucks a glass :) Everything was fresh and yummy - seriously yummy.
One bit of news - I painted Aubrey's toenails and fingernails for the first time last night(with that color we got at About Faces, Lori-Anne). She was SOOO cute about it - and in fact still is holding her fingers/hands very daintily.
Sorry no fun pictures or stories... did I mention fading fast?
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
7/24 FORTY INCH STRIPED BASS, yes I said 40 inches. Doug is still out on the boat... he just radioed in and we are going CRAZY here at the house! Pictures and details to come! (picture is the 40 incher)
7/?? Dad Craig 24 inch Striped Bass, Doug 2 Small Ones
7/4 - Mark 29 inch Striped Bass
Monday, July 16, 2007
After lunch and naps Doug took the girls up to see Grandy who voluteers at the Portland Head Light gift shop.
Everyone (except Molly and I) just headed over to Fairy Beach where dogs are allowed to swim and run in the evenings and in the mornings. I am waiting for a call from work - BOO! Unfortunatley, I am looking at both cameras so there won't be any pictures from that adventure!
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Sunday morning Max cornered and CAUGHT a chipmunk in his mouth. He is such a good dog he listened to Granddad and let go of the chipmunk - who was still very much alive.
Five minutes ago I took Molly out of her high chair and Max got his HEAD stuck in the leg hole and almost took down the whole kitchen trying to get it out...
Dillon and Owen are amazing! They are so vibrant and happy. Aubrey was QUITE excited to see "Uncle Brian". She was very curious about Lynne being a dance teacher.
Kimberly took us on a great boat ride! Doug and my girls stayed home for naps. We saw some beautiful houses on the lake and went into Wolfeboro. It was a beautiful day.
We ended the day with some poker and more beer. Doug was out early (no surprise), and Lynne really cleaned up! Guts was interesting... I guess...
Friday, July 13, 2007
I will post pics and updates on Sunday after we get back and rested. We will not have cell coverage!