Sunday, August 29, 2010

Lantern Summer Picnic

This afternoon, we hosted a summer picnic for Mommy's company, Lantern Financial.  Current and former interns, as well as friends and family of the team turned out for the festivities.

The picnic was held on Georges Island, one of the Boston Harbor Islands.  In addition to being lots of fun, the event marked Alice's first trip in a boat.  She had a great time!
Here she is, enjoying the sights during the boat trip:
Grammie and Grampie Baptiste came along and Alice had lots of fun with them, especially when Grampie shared some water with her in her very own "big girl" cup (some of which even made it into her mouth!).
We had to take a photo when we realized that several of the picnic attendees (Alice included) were wearing Converse sneakers:
Alice partied all morning and afternoon and finally took advantage of the warm sun and slight breeze off the water to take a nap:
It was a perfect day.  Thanks, everyone, for coming out to celebrate!  Wishing all of you a happy last few days of summer and a wonderful fall!

Here is a link to the rest of the photos from the day.  Enjoy!

Monday, August 23, 2010


One day, a couple of weeks ago, Alice was a lucky girl and received some great presents randomly from both sets of grandparents!

First, when Grammie and Grampie Baptiste came to stay over and watch Alice's swimming lesson in the morning, they brought Alice a fun bead toy! She has so much fun playing with it.

Then, later in the day, a large box arrived with a rocking chair that Great-Grandpa Westgard in North Dakota had fixed up and finished for Alice after Grandma Marcia had found it at a rummage sale:

Also in the box with the rocking chair, from Grandma and Papa, were a nice warm winter coat (to put in the closet for a few months)...

...a fun book!...

... and some cool winter boots!

(and a really cute t-shirt that says "Don't Make Me Call Grandma! - North Dakota" - how perfect!)

Is this a lucky girl or what? :)

Here is a link to some more photos of Alice enjoying her presents. Many thanks to Alice's awesome Grandparents!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Swimming Lessons

We have had a fun summer this year, and for Alice, one of the special highlights has been her swimming lessons at the local public pool!

They just finished up, and we were lucky that Grammie and Grampie Baptiste had a chance to attend one of the lessons with Alice and Mommy.  Here are the photos they took at the lesson - you can see how much fun she had!  We are sad that they are over, but sure that she will enjoy taking lessons again at some point!

Here is a link to the full album of photos from the lesson.  Enjoy!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Emery's Birthday Party

Alice's friend, Emery, just turned 2, and we were excited to be able to celebrate his birthday with him!

The party was held at a great local park and playground.  Alice, of course, loved playing in the playground!:

During lunch, we got to spend some time with the birthday boy, Emery, and our friends, Liz and Steve, who are expecting their first baby in just a few weeks!
Here are Emery and his Mom and Dad as we all sang "Happy Birthday"!
It was really a fun-filled day.  Here is Alice, trying out her baseball skills:
There was also a bubble machine, which was a big hit with all the little ones:

Here are the rest of the photos from the party!

The Artist at Work

Alice has been developing her creative streak recently. She loves making cards with stickers. Her strategy is a funny one: She places a sticker on the page, then chooses another sticker, which she places exactly on top of the previous sticker. This continues until there is a thick pile of stickers in the middle of the page! ;) It is one of her more fun activities in recent months.

Here are a few shots of the artist, Alice, working with her assistant, Mommy, on a card:

Here are some more shots of the artist at work. Enjoy!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Happy Birthday, Daddy!

This past week, Mommy, Daddy and Alice all took the day off to celebrate Daddy's birthday.  It was a fun day with a mix of family time, and some video game time for Daddy!

Here we are, having some birthday cake:

Alice LOVED it! :)
Alice and Daddy had lots of fun throughout this week.  Here they are, hanging out and listening to some music together:

Alice has grown into Daddy's glasses much more since we tried them on her last year, and, with a Mommy and a Daddy blind as bats, they gave us a vision of her inescapable fate!  Still pretty cute, though, regardless! ;)
Here is a link to the rest of the photos from Daddy's birthday celebrations!