Month: February 2014

Team Effort

All is good here. We have some photos of snow, and also some of Baby Louie to share, so will get those up in the next few days. Ben and Emily made it safely back to Maine (and snow).


Martha put all of the toys on the sofa in the living room yesterday. The dynamic duo teamed up to put them back on the floor…




Happy Valentine’s Day

We enjoyed a relaxing day. Emily & Ben rented a boat and spent the day on the water – and got sunburned. Stitch was upset that he didn't get to go on the boat trip.

Ben surprised me and Natasha with a lovely bouquet of white roses.


Then, Lou surprised me as well:

It was a very nice Valentine's Day.


We’re Back …

We just returned today from a trip to Disney World.  Steve and Kathy joined us, and we had a good time.  We did have a little bit of rain the last evening, but mostly good weather. And the crowds weren’t bad.

A few photos from our day at Animal Kingdom:


















Waiting for Company …

Another oops – I said a week ago that the last of the Cruise Photos were up.  Well, I did the post, but forgot to take it out of Draft mode, which meant I was the only one who could see it.  Here is the link to the last of the Cruise photos.  Just click on “older post” at the bottom to see the other days.

Disney Dream Cruise 2014

We are waiting for Emily & Ben to arrive on Saturday.  Natasha said she is really looking forward to their arrival, so she’ll have someone to play with.  Stitch says, “Yup, Yup, Yup.” He’s not nearly as vocal as Natasha.  And, perhaps not as smart, although he still hasn’t forgiven me for the “Stitch looks fat” comment.

We haven’t yet figured out a good solution to the toy storage issue – we put them in the big Turtle Grandma gave them, and they pull every toy out.  I piled everything on the sofa, because Martha was coming – she’s very patient, but the dogs certainly make extra work.



Within an hour, every single toy was removed from the sofa, and placed back on the floor – where it belongs, I guess.  Stitch then proceeded to carry the orange turtle (also a gift from Grandma) around all evening – upstairs, in the bedroom, back downstairs, and more.  He does get his use out of these toys.

Lunch with the Gang …

All is well here – nothing new.  We finally had a day without rain, and also had some sunshine.  We are looking forward to Emily & Ben’s arrival later this week, and hope the weather holds for them.

In the meantime … here is Lou, getting lots of attention as he tries to eat his sandwich:

Lou and pups