Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Apple Picking

Asa's Class went Apple Picking last Friday. One of the Mom's that went sent me this picture :) It looks like he had a good time!

Friday, September 20, 2013


So glad it's Friday, I took a walk at lunch because it is a beautiful day. I walked to Ledyard Bridge, it's refreshing to look out over the River (and not at my computer). A lone paddle boarder happened to be enjoying the day too. My friend Tanya will love this photo since she is on the other side of the world in the United Arab Emirates as an exchange student this semester. Hi T!
Connecticut River - Vermont is on the right and New Hampshire is on the left.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Daddy Love

Two Little Boys who love their Daddy!
They both were sick last week, Gracyn was sent home from Daycare with Hand, Foot and Mouth! This is the 3rd time he's had it and all three times he's got it from Daycare. He had minimal blistering this time, I think he's built up some immunity to it but this is the first time he's ever had blisters on his feet. He had a couple on his toes and heels, not bad. Thursday Ace was feeling a little punky and sure enough by early evening he had a sore throat and fever! He stayed home Friday and was feeling better Saturday morning so we opted not to miss his first soccer practice. He did great! For the first half, he kept up and ran with everyone and I was really surprised and happy. Then they started doing drills and that's when he lost all interest. It's hard for him and when it starts getting hard he tends to give up, plus he was POOPED! I stuck to my guns though and made him sit and watch and continued to tempt him into participating. We were siting in the grass and that's when I noticed the blisters on his hands! "Supposedly" kids older than 4 don't get Hand, Foot and Mouth but guess that isn't necessarily the case! I felt horrible, so we quietly got up and went over to the coach to tell her we weren't feeling good and were going to leave a couple minutes early. Last night the blisters were gone, I know he didn't get it by contact with Gracyn because his were never "open" but there are two little boys who share drinks constantly! What's a Mom to do...
Also, The Hunt is On... Deer Season has started in our neck of the woods and with that comes - Deer Hunters at our house. Which is fine, but it won't be over until December with all the options of archery, muzzle loader and rifle... The boys love to watch hunting shows with Daddy on TV and they get so excited to see pictures of deer, like jumping up and down excited, "Daddy look at that one!" Oiy...
Sadly, our first frost is possible tonight. It's all part of the changing seasons, it will be good though, I think I'm ready for cooler temps but just not yet ready for the naughty S word snow...

Thursday, September 5, 2013

In the News - Heart Felt...


An uplifting story that warmed my heart and made me cry this morning. Click on link and read :)

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Labor Day Weekend

Here's to the end of summer, though September is still warm and beautiful it seems the fun loving days have come to a close with school, soccer practice and football games that will be consuming our weekends from here until snow flies. We said farewell to summer in Maine for one last visit. On Saturday we went to Cabela's, this was fun and overwhelming at the same time, but worth it since Brian was able to find some things and we got to see the feeding of the fish in the BIG TANK. There are typical fish in this freshwater tank, trout, bass, salmon and they are BIG. The Boys loved it.

Feeding Frenzy - most of the fish in the tank are "farm raised" and eat pellets but a few of the trout were not and they feed them live minnows.

Cheesy Monkeys having last campfire.

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My name is Jackie and I am a mother, wife, friend, sister, daughter, cousin to many, and a dreamer of sorts. I dream of many things and one is a life full of acceptance, achievement and success for my Super Hero son Asa. He's got extra good stuff that comes with a little thing called Down syndrome. We live in the beautiful state of New Hampshire with our 2 Bulldogs; Rosie, Frankie and 36 chickens.