Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Back to School

Payton headed off to school today. A first grader the young laddy is. I think he really needed this, as do most kids probably. He needs to get back to that creative structure.On a sadder note we lost Grandpa Dolan a few weeks past. Here's a couple of nice pictures of when we went down to the Island for the services and to support Grandma.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Arr, Matey

I got the boys a pirate flag for their playset. It looks pretty cool.

Monday, August 22, 2011


Vacation! A week at the beach and with Grandma. The weather was pretty good. A little rain here and there cooled things off, but otherwise it was warm and a little steamy. The water was really warm and by the afternoon jelly fish could be seen. None of us got stung, but others did.

Nothing out of the ordinary happened and we just did the usual things. Well there was one thing that happened and it really took us for surprise. Parker swam. One day in Grandma's pool he just started swimming. We haven't had him in lessons, nor have we been working with him ourselves. We think he has just been watching his big brother. He learns so much from him.

Some mornings we would ride to Starbucks and enjoy a pastry, coffee or chocolate milk. One day we stopped at a park and Payton made friends with an alligator.

Swimming can be very tiring - at least for the boys. I can nap just about any time.

Payton Payton Payton. Getting him to smile is sometimes impossible.

Check out this video. I told you Parker can swim!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Short side trip today

Parker and I took a little side trip today. Hwy 263 had it's bridge over Neshaminy Creek replaced some time ago, but the old Eight Arch Bridge was left in place. It's the last remaining eight arch bridge in Pennsylvania. A hand laid stone and mortar 218 foot long structure with distinctive and graceful arches, the bridge was built in 1803. It's now part of Dark Hollow Park. The creek meanders through the park for some distance. It may be worth taking both boys to just to walk up and down its banks.