Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Here is Jacob at his friend Charlotte's first birthday party. As you can see, he was having a fab time!
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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Ready for tennis!

J is all ready for a game of tennis. It's been a very sporty day with swimming as well this afternoon, in the outdoor pool around the corner from our house.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


I am not happy. American TV does not show Eurovision! This is a DISASTER. How can this be? I shall write a strongly worded letter of complaint to somebody!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Birthday merlot

Here we are in Williamsburg enjoying a glass of Merlot at the Cheese Shop. Happy Birthday Bexx!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Day in DC

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On Easter Saturday, we met Stew's cousin Tanya in Washington, D.C. However Stew was in charge of the camera and managed not to get any pictures of Tanya! Please send us some Tanya if you have them!

Here are Jacob and Stew on the carousel just outside Smithsonian Castle. Of course the horse had to be green!

I think you can just about see the Capitol building in the background.

Bexx and Jacob at Washington Monument. Even though it doesn't look that sunny, Stew and Bexx got sunburnt. In our defence, it had been raining when we left MD. Luckily Jacob didn't get burnt as he sensibly opted for long sleeves.

Jacob has nearly perfected his "Mr. Perfect" pose. Just got to close that gap between elbow and knee! Here he is at the World War II memorial.
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On our way home from Luray we drove part of the Skyline Drive through Shenandoah National Park. Bexx was convinced that she would spot a bear but no luck this time! It was incredibly beautiful, however it was really odd because although the rest of Virginia is in the full bloom of Spring, the Park was still near freezing temperatures and there was very little evidence of Winter's end.

We were really lucky though because the Skyline Drive normally has an $15 entry fee but because it was Good Friday we got in free!
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We had a wonderful time camping at Jellystone Park in Luray. In the States, these are a chain of camping resorts. We stayed in a log cabin with a shower & toilet, as well as a refridgerator. Other than beds, there wasn't a lot else provided - it was about as basic as Bexx can manage! But it was lots of fun and our "deal" included golf cart hire for the duration of our stay, as well as lots of other fun activities like mini golf, laser tag and bouncey pillows.

Sadly, it doesn't seem like Jacob has picked up Nana & Grandpa's flair for golf, but he enjoyed it. I am not sure he quite grasped the idea of crazy golf.

Jacob wasn't allowed to drive the golf cart (surprisingly!) but he had lots of fun pretending with his friend Layne. We played hide and seek on the golf carts in the dark which was lots of fun, the girls' team cheated a little bit by persuading the rangers to help! Stew almost crashed the golf cart on several occasions, doing daft things like pressing the accelerator pedal whilst Bexx was driving.
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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Out for a curry

Well after some very fun and active swimming in Prince Frederick, we are out for a curry for Jacob's birthday. We have no idea what we are getting because here at the Bollywood Masala looking at the menu is discouraged!

Saturday, March 19, 2011


Yesterday was 25°C and very sunny. In the afternoon and evening Jakey, Mummy and Daddy played Hopscotch on the patio. Jacob was very good at jumping! We also played Simon Says. We have discovered "Sidewalk Chalk" which is great big sticks of chalk, perfect for using on concrete patios! 
A mid-air Hopscotch action shot!

Simon Says touch your ears!

Friday, February 25, 2011


We are at the mall where we found PROPER Cadbury's! $6 for big smiles all round!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Walk in the woods

A lovely day called for a drive to Calvert cliffs state park and long walk through the woods to the beach. It was very windy at the shore but well worth it for the treasure!

Friday, February 18, 2011

February shirtsleeves!

Here we are playing in the garden, it is about 20•c. Please note the date! Apparently this is a bit of a fluke but it's a fluke I can live with!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Throw another shrimp on the barbie

We finally got around to clearing up all the leaves today after I (Stew) failed to do it 2 months ago (moving leaves into piles does not mean the job is a goodin) We also cleaned up the barbecue and given the nice weather had a go at cooking on it. I can't remember the last time I cooked outside in February. Looking forward to the forecasted 18 degrees tomorrow! Perhaps al fresco dining can become a regular occurrence as we move into Spring.

Jacob's camera shots

A selection of photos from J's new camera mostly composed by Jacob himself!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Secret Valentine

Here is Jacob colouring in a secret valentine for his favourite man!


Wednesday, January 26, 2011


We are at the Jumpyard. Jacob is having loads of fun on all the bouncy castles!!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

On our way to the pool

We are going to the swim centre in Prince Frederick today. It looks pretty exciting on the website! Mummy is hoping to take Jacob on a waterslide

Friday, January 21, 2011

Blinking useless pans

Right that's it, these pans are the PITS- they were well greased but look what they did to my lovely cake! So cross.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

National air and space

Well we finally made it up to Washington on Sunday where we visited the Smithsonian's Air and Space museum! We saw a planetarium show and looked at lots of interesting exhibits. We then popped by the White House before heading out to Alexandria in VA for a mooch round. I think Stew would like to move there!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Donut Treat

Despite being really tired, Jacob has been very helpful today so we have come for a donut treat!