Saturday, March 27, 2010

Troubles at the fountain

By K.J. Cardinal

Anna struggles with the water fountain at day care.


Monday, March 8, 2010


By Tiffany George

My adorable son!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Not Your Typical Bike Ride

By Tiffany George
I don't know who is happier about the trike that Natalie got for Christmas, the recipient or her adorable older brother. Andrew zips around the house on this pink bike at alarming speed, but always manages to stop just before he hurts himself or someone else. Little Natalie can even reach the pedals now, and she can pedal around too. They have a blast taking turns on the bike and the plasma car that Santa brought Andrew for Christmas.

Their newest adventure is for Andrew to put the baby pack-n-play upside down over the trike handle, and for Natalie to hide inside of it. I am not sure where they got this crazy idea, but they both love circling around the house in this way. I do know that Pete did some crazy things to his sisters, such as trapping them inside two laundry baskets and tying them shut, so perhaps it runs in Andrew's blood!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

February Vacation

By Tiffany George

The highlight of Andrew's February vacation was when Meme and Papa came over for the day. They arrived bright and early to cook breakfast, complete with sausage, muffins, munchkins and strawberries. After breakfast we spent the morning playing. First the kids built a huge train track all around the living room, then they let our cute bunny Comet hop all around it. They honestly spent most of the morning working in this. That was until the costumes came out. My mom had bought Andrew and Natalie a bunch of leftover costumes after Halloween, and they had a blast modeling them for my parents. Whether it was GI Joe, a Transformer, or a Clown, the smiles on my parents' faces when the kids turned around was priceless. Here is some photographic proof:

Thanks so much for breakfast and lunch Meme and Papa. And for the endless supply of coins AND dollars! We love you!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Owen visits NH

By Tiffany George

The weekend before Valentine's Day was filled with love in the George household, as Jenny, Rob, and Owen made the trek to NH to visit. Owen was a trooper on the long voyage from Western MA, and even remained awake for a good half an hour on Saturday night once Jenny and Rob arrived.

Andrew and Natalie were very excited to have their little friend Owen here to visit, especially since he has now graduated from the "blob" that he was before Halloween to the "creepy crawler" that he is today. Though he only had his crawling skills down for a week, Owen crawled all over the house and was happy to play with all of Andrew and Natalie's toys. Not surprisingly, toys like the plasma car, or any other toy that could cause bodily harm, were his favorites. I think that all of the excitement tired Owen out, because he slept in like a champ both days for his Mommy & Daddy. This was just the icing on the cake for them, as Owen is an excellent, good natured baby from sunrise to sunset.

Andrew thought Owen was so cute that he had to find some great photo ops too!
Aside from adoring Owen, Pete and I also had a great time chatting, reminiscing, and playing games with Jenny & Rob. We played a game called Zobmondo and as part of a challenge I had to smear mustard ALL over my face, then sing a tune for 30 seconds. I learned two things from this: it was an abuse of yellow dip and mustard burns! :o)

We hope to take my parents' "Mini Winni" out to good old Easthamptom this summer to catch up with the Hutchisons again. Until then, if you need an Owen fix, visit He is adorable!

Three Decades

By Katie Cardinal

Thirty years ago to the day today, one of the greatest men to ever walk the Earth was born. Though I wouldn't know him for another 8 or so years, he has made me into the person I am today. Hearing stories of how he wanted me to be a boy so badly and was actually upset when he found out that I was a girl is so surprising to me because today he treats me like an absolute princess. As all of us know, KJ is one of, if not THE nicest, funniest, and caring individuals we've ever met. He's always there to lend a helping hand, always there to be that shoulder to cry on, and of course always there to provide the SoCo to get pretty tanked on a random Friday night.

My fondest brother-sister bonding experience was definitely the time KJ and I went to Boston for St. Patty's Day last year. We decided just to make it a brother/sister event, and boy wasn't it crazy! We embarked our drinking extravaganza at 10 am...he had a Guinness and I had a Long Island Iced Tea...and our day got progressively worse (or better?) from there. We drank ourselves silly until about 11 pm when KJ's more than awesome wife came to pick us up on the streets of Boston. I must say, though I threw up approximately 15 times the next day, it was all worth it. Anyone who's lucky enough to get a whole day of KJ's undivided attention is the luckiest girl in the world.

So Happy Birthday to you, KJ! I hope you have the best birthday in the world and win BIG in deserve it!