Monday, November 24, 2014

Halloween 2014

Halloween was so fun this year. George got the whole concept after about the 3rd house and was on a roll after that. He still asks everyday if it's "trick treat day?". 
I made George's elephant costume and had planned on  making Edith a peanut costume. A friend had a mouse costume that didn't fit their daughter so I decided to take the easy way out and let her wear that. Edith seemed very excited about being a mouse. 

Edith 6 Months

Edith is 6 months now and is so stinking fun. She still isn't sleeping through the night but after George I didn't have very high expectations of that this early in the game. 

Weight: 15 pounds
Length: 25 inches

Friday, November 7, 2014

Fall in Portsmouth

We love to walk around Portsmouth but we don't do it as much as we would like. A few weeks ago we picked Nathan up from work and did a little walking and ended up at the BRGR Bar for dinner. 

I can't wait for Christmas decorations!

The restaurant is close to the train tracks so Nathan and George had a good conversation. Dinner just happened to be at the same time a train was going through. 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Glen Ellis Falls

At the beginning of October we drove up to the White Mountains for a short hike. Glen Ellis Falls is only 0.6 miles so we thought it would be short enough for George to walk. It might have been the longest 0.6 miles we've ever walked but it was a lot of fun and George is still talking about the "waka fall".

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Apple Picking

Apple picking this year was early and short. Unfortunately due to an early frost right after the trees bloomed resulted in a small crop. The apples went fast but we were able to pick a few before they were all gone.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Italy: Part 2

After our busy schedule of book signings, battle celebrations and dinners we were able to do a little sight seeing. Monday we packed into the Opel wagon and drove through the mountains to Florence. We didn't spend as much time as I would have like there but I'm so glad we went. They did have some amazing shopping and I'm not typically a shopper. 

Tuesday we drove over the Lamborghini museum. Edith promptly spit-up all over the floor as soon as we arrived and then 2 more times before we left. 

What I would give for a slice of this pizza right now! Yes, I did eat the whole thing.

We had dinner with the mayor of Castle Del Rio one night. Alberto is pretty amazing and he speaks wonderful English so that we helpful.

What I would give for a slice of this pizza right now! Yes, I did eat the whole thing.

My parents raved about this little pizza spot hidden up on a hill in Castle Del Rio. It was probably the best food I had while in Italy. This little dessert of mascarpone cream and berries was heavenly. I'd go back just for it.

As we were leaving it was fun to see some of the family members of the restaurant cleaning mushrooms for pizza. Grandma, son, and grandson all working together. 

Wednesday was market day so we didn't leave Castle Del Rio plus it was nice to just hang around and I wanted Edith to get a couple good naps in. 

There was an amazing little bakery down the road from our hotel. One morning Edith got up early so we walked down and I got a pastry and coffee. 

On our last day in Italy my dad, Edith, and I loaded up and headed to Pesaro on the Adriatic. I was ready to jump on a plane and head back to my boys but seeing the beautiful sea made me want to stay a little longer.

Our lunch overlooking the ocean.

Nathan made a connection through his motorcycle forum and has done some side work for these guys. Ivan (middle) was very hospitable and showed us around Pesaro and his families motorcycle shop.

The daughters of the inn keeper were all about some Edith. She was a huge hit with everyone. 

Last night pictures with Edith!

George had a blast while I was gone and didn't realize he missed me until I came back. He was too busy fishing, feeding the dog, and playing in the rain.