Sunday, April 22, 2012

Newspaper Delivery!

Extra! Extra!

Caroline came home this evening and decided she needed to ride her bike around the house and deliver newspapers. :)

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Family Day at Gray Wildlife Park

Yesterday we decided to take a family day and put aside work, errands, and everything else that consumes us. First thing in the morning we headed up to Gray to the Maine Wildlife Park. Caroline has been so into animals lately, especially moose and horses. We knew she would love it here and she did! It was a beautiful day and getting there early insured it wouldn't get too hot. We saw moose, deer, a fisher cat, a cougar, bear, coyote, and eagles. Of course, we also saw Caroline's favorite, the turkeys!
Caroline was getting very tired at the end, but she was a trooper and we finished the whole park. We took a drive down to Freeport while Caroline took a quick nap. We put Caroline in her wagon and walked around Freeport and hit McDonald's for lunch. She loved having her own meal and getting a juice box! She also loves riding around and waving to everyone from her wagon! We hit LL Bean and did some shopping and looked at the fish. Afterwards, we headed home and she took a longer nap on the way home. We couldn't have asked for a better family day. We all had a great time and look forward to more outings with Caroline this Summer!

 Seeing a moose for the first time!     

Hanging out with the turkeys

Ready to feed the bears

Tired baby


Sunday, April 15, 2012

Grampy's Tractor

Today was a beautiful day so Grampy came over with his tractor and helped level out our backyard. We have many truckloads of loam to come, but we're almost ready for seeding! It's nice to see the rough landscape turning into a yard. On to the fun stuff though. Caroline loves Grampy's tractor and was very happy to go for a ride. She went for a ride when he was finished as well and had a ball pushing the buttons and making the horn beep!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

The wagon trail

We got Caroline a wagon for her birthday and with the great weather we had today Alan put it together. Caroline eagerly watched and couldn't wait to jump in. She loved it so much, we had to take it to Home Depot with us later so she could ride in it more. She received a lot of smiles in the store, go figure :)

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Easter Dress

We headed over to Nana and Grampy's for Easter dinner, but before we did we got some great shots of Caroline. For family, I loaded them all onto the Shutterfly site. I figured I'd spare everyone the 32 shots. There are some great action sequences though! To get Caroline to smile we have to tell her to do her grumpy face, which she does and then busts out laughing. They're great! Below are a couple of her pretty ones as a result!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter Morning

Somebody woke up a bit early this morning so Alan and I had to spring into action getting the animals taken care of and the camera ready so we could see Caroline's reaction to what the Easter bunny left her. She is finally at the age where she is really understanding surprises, etc. She was very happy with her Easter basket filled with books and other fun things. It entertained her all morning. It started snowing, thankfully briefly, and Caroline wanted the Easter bunny to come back. I'd like to think it was because she was concerned about him, but it probably just seemed like a good excuse to get more goodies :) Below is also a video, divided into two so it would fit.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

The many faces of Caroline

The day of Caroline's birthday party we didn't get any good pictures of her in her beautiful Bishop's dress so before we headed out to dinner on her actual birthday, we took some photos. She was a little on edge throughout the day so some of the pictures show a happy child and others show a tormented little girl who just wants to hold her Tylenol bottle!

At this point, Daddy is trying to take away the Tylenol

What's the big idea?

Daddy is just horrible! LOL


OK Instantly back to being funny

Dancing with bear