Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Beach Day

Maine, 2014


I haven't taken much time to write posts up here as we've been so happily offline most of the time. I just scramble to upload a few photos so we'll remember how jam packed (in a good way) each day here has been. Axel is having so many new experiences and is developing by leaps and strides, jabbering away. Yesterday in the car he said 'I love mama, I love papa, I love Oscar." Melt! He's also counting to eleven and talking a lot about diggers, crocodiles, and bumble bees.

In just over three weeks here, I've also gotten considerably less wound up about his routine and the feeling that our sanity depends so much on sticking to it. Long live summer rules, I guess. I am still beyond tired much of the time, but somehow a little less on edge.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Chebeague Island



Maine, 2014


The four of us had a fun little escape to Chebeague Island last night. We took the ferry from Yarmouth and stayed at the Chebeague Island Inn, which has a deep shaded porch and gorgeous views over Casco Bay.

Then we made a pitstop in Portland for lunch at a fabulous oyster joint called Eventide and even braved Freeport. It's nice to be back 'home' (away from home) after schlepping all of our babies and gear across the state, but it was a worthwhile adventure nonetheless.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Friday, July 18, 2014

Blueberries

Maine, 2014

It's going to be pretty hard to put the genie (Axel) back into the bottle (New York.) Tonight he got to pick blueberries from a friend's field and gobble them up before dinner, which was way past his bedtime. As Will carried him up the stairs he said: 'Swimming? Okay!'

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Gear: Basics for Little Guys

romper by Tooby Doo 

In between Maine escapades, I've been stocking up on new clothes and shoes for Axel and Oscar, and thought I'd share links to some of my favorite clothing brands for little boys.

Yesterday in Camden, we picked up one-pieces from Kickee Pants, Tooby Doo, and Jaxx Wear for Oscar. Amazing, soft cotton and lovely designs. For baby wear, I'm also partial to Kate Quinn Organics and Egg by Susan Lazar.

For Axel, who wears things into the ground, I really like Old Navy and Carter's for basics and Tea or Mini Boden for nicer things, with shoes by Native and Igor for summer and by See Kai Run for fall and winter.

I've also got my eyes on these PJs from Hatley for the colder months and these from Hanna Andersson for Serena and Lily for when Axel is a little bigger.

I'm getting pretty excited for back to school, if you can't tell.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Rain Date

Maine, 2014


We've had a few good rainy days, ideal for walks and playing with trains and snooping around Camden (Owl & Turtle and Sugar Tools were highlights.) Poor little Axel has missed his nap for four days running and is seriously on the verge, but when he's not falling apart he's still very very sweet.