Monday, October 29, 2012

National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Last week was Alex's Toussaint vacation at his French School.  Just one week off instead of two in France, oh well.  We spent the week exploring the countryside of Maryland and Virginia.  We also went to the Air and Space Museum near Dulles airport.  Alex loved the Blackbird, the Space Shuttle Discovery, and the Concorde of course.  Vincent also loved all the "air-mains" and watching from the Observation Tower.

museum

more museum

Vincent tries on hats and Alex loses his 3rd tooth


Alex's camera
Alex got a new Fisher-Price digital camera since his old one broke.  He loves taking pictures, and it is a really interesting perspective on his life. Take a look.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Orchards and pumpkins!

We've hit up a couple of orchards and farms in the Maryland area for some pumpkins, apples, farm animals, and beautiful scenery.

Vincent continues to practice walking and point at "air-means" (airplanes).

walking

Butlers Orchard and Homestead Farm
Corn mazes! Children of the Corn!  Alex enjoyed the tractors and pump the water duck game.  Vincent also liked the tractors.

Butlers Orchard

Homestead Farm

Thursday, October 18, 2012

October in full swing

The weather has been absolutely perfect this October in the DC area so we've been taking advantage of it, trying to eat and play outside.  We met Z & GG for lunch on Thursday at Eastern Market at Boxcar Tavern.  On the way back to our car we accidentally ran into our good friend John McArdle which led to a great afternoon of catching up over beers and fries.  Then we headed to the State Street Theater in Falls Church to see JD's friend Des who was participating in the 48 hour music project awards and his band was also playing.

Then it was a busy birthday weekend - football game at Spencer's school where he is in Marching Band (1st down Cougars, RAWRR), dinner and cake, fun on Saturday with lunch at Los Toltecos, putt putt, and then a big fondue dinner followed by steaks as Spencer was off to the Homecoming Dance.

Boxcar Tavern and State Street Theater, lots of Des and his band

pho and Eastern Market

marching band Homecoming and dinners

more weekend and Homecoming

playing outside

Monday, October 08, 2012

last of September, October arrives


pictures

hospital

more pictures

Finally catching up on some pictures.  We've had some great weather so we spent more time outdoors and on the porch.  We can't seem to get away from the wine and cheese.  Vincent had to have another operation on his hydrocele, hopefully the last one.  He's doing fine.  Alex had his first book report on his favorite book, "Volcanoes".  We've also had fun watching the scary spider that is living on Grannie's front porch. 

Vincent walks