Saturday, September 25, 2010

What the Fluff?

We just came across these photos and realized we never uploaded them, so this post is a bit delayed!

Early this fall, we attended the annual festival in our neighborhood honoring a special local treat: Fluff!  If you are not from the Northeastern part of the U.S., it is likely you have not heard of this controversial lunchtime staple, but if you grew up in this area, you know it is a favorite among kids.  Essentially, it is a stickier version of a marshmallow spread.  It was developed right in Union Square, Somerville - our neighborhood!  This year, hundreds turned out for the "What the Fluff?" festival as we did and Alice enjoyed checking out all the people and quirky activities:

Here she is trying a bite of her first Fluffernutter (peanut butter and fluff, on white bread).  She really liked it!:
The agenda for the day was packed - everything from food, to musical acts to dancing and crafts and cultural activities, all dedicated to this sweet treat!
Since the weather was still nice and warm in late September, we went to the park and then spent some time playing outside on the front steps of our house:

Here are some additional photos from the day.  Enjoy!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Alice's First Blog Post

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Super Daddy!

Those who have followed this blog might remember a few months ago when Daddy ran a foot race that ended by crossing home plate at Fenway Park.  He had so much fun, that he has been inspired to run (well, swim, bike and run!) TWO triathlon sprints over the past couple of months!

First, in early August, he and our friend, Leah, competed in the Gloucester Fisherman's Triathlon, north of Boston:

Way to go, Daddy!  He did such a great job! :)
He had so much fun the first time around that the day after he finished his first triathlon, he signed up for his next one, only one month later!  This time, it was the Inaugural Plymouth Mayflower Triathlon, south of Boston.  He and his colleague, Dave, competed in this one.  Daddy learned from his first experience and bought a wet suit for this time:
The wetsuit helped a ton in the chilly water!

Yay, Daddy!  He beat his first time by about 5 minutes, which was awesome!  Mommy and Alice are very proud of Daddy - he is such an inspiration!
A special thanks also goes out to Grammie and Grampie Baptiste who have accompanied Mommy and Alice to watch both triathlons!  What will Daddy try next?  Only time will tell, but we are all excited to see.  We will be there cheering you on! Go, Daddy!!!! :)

Here is a link to the photos from the Gloucester Triathlon, and here is a link to the photos from the Plymouth Triathlon.  Enjoy!