Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Naughty Daddy!

Making the journey to America

All aboard ship! Mummy and J are making the journey to Maryland. Ring that bell and set sail. St Mary's City has lots of fun things to do and see.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Macy's thanksgiving parade followed by a turkey dinner. It doesn't get better than that. All we need now is the snow.

Bumble bee!

J trying out the tiled floor for speed

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Historic St Mary's City

Another Sunday adventure for the Pynes. The first capital of Maryland is only 5 miles from our new home. We are going to go back during thanksgiving weekend when they have loads of activities going on.

Bargain biscuits...

... Not!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Lost on the way to the library!

We have stopped for a brew as we got lost on the way to the library. We've got directions so fingers crossed!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Solomons Marine Museum

A beautiful day on Solomons

Visit to Annapolis

We stopped briefly in Annapolis on Sunday to have a walk around the old town and harbour. It was getting late so we didn't have time to do the full tour but first impressions were good. We definitely need to go back for the full tourist experience.

IKEA building finished!

We've finally finished the IKEA building! It has only taken two weeks and one return trip to get two leafs of the dinning table replaced. Bexx has built 80% of the stuff, Stew has built 18% and J has built 2%. At least one of the rooms in the house is still empty and the garage is full of cardboard.

Stew is still finding the 5:30am start difficult and is currently on a 6 day week. However, next week has a 4 day weekend for thanksgiving so we need to think of something to do. Maybe a road trip is in order.

Stew is missing bacon sandwiches with HP sauce (and real cadbury's chocolate). Bexx is missing Lancashire cheese, normal bread (that doesn't cost $4 and taste of sugar) and the gas hob. Jacob misses Melissa and Sun Pat peanut butter.

Bye bye for now and we hope all is well in the UK.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Nursery news...

Well, Jacob is having his first day at nursery today. We went on a tour of various places yesterday but plumper for one a 25 minute drive away. Oh well, i really wasn't convinced by the other places that had spots available. He was very excited this morning but wasn't too happy when I left. Oh well hopefully he will be making new friends and having fun by now, I will ring at 10:30.

So, I am having a chilled out brew in Starbucks before going to Lowe's (a great big version of B&Q) to buy a mop and a curtain pole. Woo!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Annmarie garden

We are at a sculpture garden. Mummy thought it was a park but Jakey hasn't noticed the lack of swings yet!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

All tuckered out!

All the furniture building, cookie baking and television mending has taken its toll!

Ikea Boy

Things from home

Our things from England arrived yesterday, I think Jacob thought it was Christmas. He is keen to get upstairs to all his toys this morning but of course, Cheerios come first!

Our new car is fab, we took it for a spin yesterday to check out a daycare for Jakey. I doubt anywhere will compare well with Brookdale but he seemed to like it. We just need to get some more immunisations to bring him in line with the US. That'll be fun!

We are waiting in this morning again for the telly man, hopefully they will turn up this time! Later we are going to cross the scariest bridge in the world and visit a sculpture garden.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


We are in the garage sorting out our car, and Jacob has found a Hoover! Henry arrives tomorrow thankfully.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Beach Walk

We waited in for the telly man today... But he didn't come so Jakey and I went for a walk down the beach. We collected lots of shells and stones and also made many footprints. It was really odd to see bright red maple leaves against the white sand.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Solomons Island Walk

A little wander along the boardwalk on Solomons Island. Jakey was puzzled at needing his coat on at the same time as his shades! It is getting cold here now, especially when the wind starts blowing. We soon after retreated to a nearby cafe for coffee and key lime pie. J had some crispies.
Bexx and Stew are going to go and get some much needed winter coats before the snow starts falling!
It is nice to see the autumn leaves falling and the trees in all the shades of red and yellow.

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Solomons Island Walk

Jakey's Room

Here is Jakey in his room! He is very pleased with it.

Internet at last!

Woo hoo, we finally have Internet access. We managed to persuade a very nice guy from AT&T to give us an iPhone, so we now have Internet access. All is good here, Jacob is settling in well now and thankfully has started trying new food.

I will take some pics of the house later, but it is still a bit of a mess so you will have to look past it!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Internet problems!

Hi all,

Just a really really quick one to say Hello to everyone, and to apologise - now we are in the house, we have no internet until it is connected, hopefully next week. We have been building furniture like crazy and the house is starting to look "some bit like". Longer posts next week!

Bexx xxxxxxxxxxx