Thursday, July 30, 2009

Hampton Beach annual pilgrimage

As seen from inside and outside a sun tent, where I attempted to lie in peace for a few moments before Attack of the Toddler.

Zach enjoyed the water quite a bit more than last year, though came home with a nasty bout of diarrhea and a little bit of vomiting. The vomiting started in Karl's Sausage Kitchen followed by round 2 on the Wade's chair, which I got a bit excited about and and threw onto the wall (accidentally, of course). Thankfully, that was not captured on film.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


Before this picture becomes completely out of date - which happens fast with newborns - here's is Maya Husain, Bhuv and Hyder's tiny new addition, fresh out of the hospital a bit over a week ago, congrats!

Zach can't wait till she's a bit more alert and upright so he can play with her. For now, it appears he will just state "baby" every minute or 3 at random intervals when he sees her, in case we weren't aware that she is indeed, a baby.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Taking on the Freddo

Zach displays enthusiasm for the whipped cream atop my Peet's mango tea freddo. This began with repeating, "mine" once he had his first taste if I attempted to take a sip.

Mental note: next time, have them put the cream in a separate cup. This will both limit the toddler's caffeine intake, and save mom a few hundred calories.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Estee's Echinacea

Yes, it's another flower picture.

Monday, July 13, 2009


More pictures from the holiday weekend. From a waterfront, middle-of-nowhere-feeling crab place. I don't exactly know where it was - I think somewhere east of Annapolis, called Thursday's, feel free to look it up.

It was the only place large enough to seat the 15 of us or so who were supposed to be at the Parthenon on short notice. (back story: Josh had rallied a crowd so Jimmy, the owner, would open specially for us. Jimmy ended up being diverted to Atlantic City, so we had to make alternate plans.)

Assessment: Thursday's had nice light/ambiance, though a long wait for food. But tasty cream of crab soup.


Sarah accidentally centers herself in canine symmetry:


Activity, for while we wait:

And food! (I ordered this soup for me, but Zach ended up eating/wearing most of it).

Thursday, July 09, 2009

My mother's back porch

Zach and Jeni, on my mother's back porch, between coloring in pyjamas and "painting" the deck with water. (The painting went great till Zach decided to see what happened when he shoved the brushes between the deck railings to the not-easily-accessible ground below.)

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

4th of July Parade

Zach's 2nd parade, for the 4th holiday, in Annapolis, which he rode to on his new (hand-me-down) push trike, in a mini pre-parade of adults wearing red.

Along with about 12 mayoral candidates, here's Sydney and her swim team, marching in the actual parade, a patriotic dog, and Jenn and Sarah on the sidelines.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Hi, Mom! (for Sarah)

Sarah is spending the month sans daughter (Jeni), I just got to see her. I hate *emailing* photos.