Here’s a little video from 2010 lift-evac practice

It’s been awhile

I can’t believe the last post made here was from summer vacation.
Now we are plowing into ski season. But of course first there’s Halloween. Which everybody at our household is hepped up for. Not sure hepped is a word but there you go. Here’s a short clip from fall leaves falling here during our wonderful fall foliage season.

Summer vacation 2009

We’ve been on the family summer vacation for the last few days and have a few more to go. Time with Amy’s family in Minnesota and my old friend Eric in Duluth has been a lot of fun. The weather, minus the thunderstorm on the ride into the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport, has been fantastic. The best weather of the summer so far, so we’ve been lucky. I have a pile of video I’ve compiled from the Flip camera and have been daily updating the files to You Tube but will link back to them here as follows. There’s a few silly ones but also some fun ones.
Mississippi frog hunting.

Eating peas from the garden at Eric’s house in Duluth, Minn.

A visit to the biggest inland port in America.


Swimming in the chilly Gitch…

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A day, or at least a few hours at the beach with Finn

We broke out today, when Nana came and watched Kai for a few hours, and headed for Range Pond State Park. It was fun one-on-one time with my best, best friend and son Finnegan. He’s a delight, a joy and wonderful gift from the great one.Finnman2009atrangeUntitled 00m 08sUntitled 00m 11s

At six he loves the water and his imagination is superb. Today he was taken by the ramp for disabled people to get into the water and watched a man use it to get from confines of his wheelchair to the freedom of the water, which was 77 degrees on one of the few hot, muggy summer days we’ve had in Maine this year.
Here’s a short video starring the Finndog and filmed on a Flip camera that belongs to work but I wanted to test out a more complex use of the camera. Sorry about the long closing scene of the sand castle, I edited in the Flip software and I need some more practice.

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Happy birthday to Finnegan and Kai

Finnegan and Kai were born on July 4 and July 5 respectively. Finn gets fireworks for his birthday and Kai, well he’s only 2 so he gets fireworks too. Here’s the rough cut video from two days of fun over the Fourth.

Finn’s second t-ball game, the short version.

Violets in the spring

The header above is cut from a shot of some violets that grow wild blanketing our side lawn for a few weeks each spring. I’m not sure if they were planted, are the results of something exotic and invasive escaping, or an intentional garden effort by somebody before me here. Either way, we have decided to enjoy them and not replant the side lawn with grass.
The newest addition to the homestead is a fence in the backyard to help contain Kai and keep him from the street until he understands the dangers there. He doesn’t like being contained much but usually forgets about it when he becomes lost in play. It helps the big people be able to relax for a bit.


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