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An Afternoon at Tougas Farm

Posted by Pamela Vaughan

Sep 19, 2010 3:23:21 PM

It may not be officially fall for another four days, but it sure does feel like it!� Today we spent the afternoon at Tougas Farm in Northboro after a recommendation from James, who'd taken his students there on a field trip a couple of weeks ago.

[caption id="attachment_1271" align="aligncenter" width="539" caption="This is my absolute favorite picture of the day. He was so excited to be standing on that rock!"]toddler, pumpkin patch[/caption]

We� spent the afternoon drinking apple cider, feeding goats (video), getting heckled by roosters, playing on the playground and picking pumpkins.� Despite the fact that there were a million people there and it was basically impossible to snap a photo of Emmett on the tractor (which was very disappointing), we all had a blast!� We also learned, yet again, that a stick is always better than pretty much anything to little boys, even a patch full of pumpkins ...

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[caption id="attachment_1272" align="aligncenter" width="539" caption="Emmett the Flower"]toddler flower[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1273" align="aligncenter" width="539" caption="Pumpkin Picker"]toddler in pumpkin patch[/caption]

Check out more photos from our afternoon in the Tougas Farm set on Flickr.� Happy fall!

Age Timer: 20 months
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Topics: Weekly Updates, video, fall, farm, Outings, pumpkin picking

Last Days of Summer: Labor Day in Maine

Posted by Pamela Vaughan

Sep 9, 2010 10:19:22 AM

Traditionally, Labor Day marks the end of summertime. Usually, this is a major bummer. But this year, I think my family had a pretty awesome summer, making it a little easier to watch it go.

[caption id="attachment_1256" align="aligncenter" width="539" caption="Emmett and His Shovel in the Boat"]Toddler with Shovel[/caption]

Some of this summer's highlights:

  1. Emmett got his first buzz cut.

  2. James and I got engaged and started planning our wedding. (Have I directed you to our wedding website yet?)

  3. We visited with Cousin Gus, Aunt A and Uncle Mac in Michigan.

  4. Emmett took swim lessons.

  5. We had Emmett's first trip to the Jersey shore with Nana, Gran-D and Aunt Niki.


A couple of days in Maine with Gran Lucy, Grandpa Mac, Uncle Shawn, Aunt Sara and Cousin Ben were a great way to top off the summer.� We enjoyed a yummy lobster feast (and learned just how much Emmett enjoys corn on the cob), spent some time on the beach and the boat, did some shopping in Freeport for Emmett's fall wardrobe, and mainly just relaxed.

[caption id="attachment_1257" align="aligncenter" width="539" caption="Emmett with Gran Lucy and Cousin Ben"]grandma and grandsons[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1258" align="aligncenter" width="539" caption="Emmett Devours His Corn on the Cob"]Toddler eating corn on the cob[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1259" align="aligncenter" width="539" caption="Emmett Confronts a Lobster With a Grill Lighter"]Toddler and Lobster[/caption]

Who else is looking forward to toddlers playing in piles of leaves in the fall and making snowmen in the winter?� I know Em and I are.

For more photos from our Labor Day visit in Maine, view the set on Flickr.

Age Timer: 19 months, 3 weeks
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Topics: Weekly Updates, holidays, Labor Day, Maine

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