Sunday, May 30, 2010


Union Wharf, North End

Just put Teddy down for his nap and wanted to take a moment and share what an incredible time we are having in Boston! Oh me, Oh my...we LOVE it! Rarely do Ryan and I compliment a place with the phrase "We could live here," but this is sooo that kind of city.
Hope you are all having yummy yummy weekends as well!

Friday, May 28, 2010


Last Sunday, in an attempt to get out of the house following my bout of sickness we headed off to the beautiful Olana historic site. Set on 120 acres, Olana was the home to Fredric Church, a famous American painter. The landscape was gorgeous. Big gardens, old barns, tall meadows, and blue waterways. We had such a lovely time. Teddy was able to run, run, run, perfect for our country boy. When he came upon the flower gardens he stopped and lingered though, gently stroking and sniffing. He adored the colors and textures, such a flower enthusiast...he could have spent all day among the blossoms.

Prior to Fredric Church owning the property, it was a working farm throughout the early 19th century. Much to Teddy's delight the original barn is still standing. Below he's posing on a stone wall after walking around the old outbuilding. He seemed to have deemed it satisfactory after doing lots of pats on the red wood.

I love the next few photos. Teddy and I were relaxing on a cute little dock while Ryan went to get the car. He looks so sweet in his cut-off jeans and muscle tank.

In the next shot you can see Poohka Louhka dangling from his mouth. So you see, he's really not such a big boy, but still mama's baby. :)

Tomorrow morning we are heading to Boston for the holiday weekend. With this cutie pie in tow, it should to be a wonderful time.

Hugs. The Alcott trio.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

daddy time

When we arrived back in New York a couple weeks ago, Teddy got his first stomach flu. He woke in the night sicky sicky. Poor baby, vomiting is scary enough when you're an adult...but for a little guy it's terrifying. The following week (last Thursday) I also came down with the bug. It was terrible. I spent the better part of the weekend in bed. Although I hate to miss out on the fun, it provided Ryan and Teddy with lots of father/son time. And what better way to spend that time than fishing?!?

Love those fish hands. (both pairs.)

rod and reel boy.

tangle Teddy?

sweet sunset baby.

daddy's boy.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

happy water boy

We've ventured to this park a few times in the last two weeks. Until Thursday, Teddy had no interest in going near the water. He actually got upset when I took his shoes off to dip his toes in the lake. Boy has that changed! By the time we went home this week he was dripping from top to bottom. :)

As I was uploading our lake video, I noticed this oldie but goodie in the library. You may remember seeing it last year at this time. Same water boy, different pond. Can you believe how much he's changed in a year?!

Here's to a summer of swimming!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

warm weather

Following a nice trip home to Minnesota, we're unexpectantly back in New York for the next couple weeks. The project Ryan was working on had some things come up and his services were needed once again.

Thank heavens the weather is warm. Teddy boy and mama are passing their days enjoying the sunshine!

(Kel, doesn't this one look like that drawing you made...too funny!)

With the warm weather comes a strong craving for Mr. Freezes. I bought my first box of the season a couple days ago. Yum.