Monday, October 31, 2011

Levi is growing up!

Levi lost his first tooth last week, and he was very excited!
Everyone his age and had already been losing their teeth,
and he was beginning to feel left out.
But then it happened!

A close up of the vacancy...A thrilling adventure!

Hannah's first shot!

Little Annie Oakley got her
first Canadian goose.
One of the advantages of
living on a lake :)

She got a lot of practice on her brothers'
ducks and geese.
Now for her own.

The Hunter!

It didn't take him long to do something useful
with his gun!

The kill...

He was a happy man!

Birthday Party...

Asa chose to have apple crisp and blueberry crisp
for his birthday "cake".

And just to let you know, I did my best to catch a
smile, but Asa has a very contemplative personality...

Josiah got him some international coffee...

Grammy Moody got this game for Bethany and Justin one
year and they taught it to us. It has been a favorite and
now we have our own...or Asa has his own!

Swivel was introduced to us by Uncle Dave and
Aunt Amber and has fast become one of our favorites.

Gram Beck got him a new Moody's Diner sweatshirt.
And yes, he does like moxie...
In case you don't know, moxie is a Maine-made soda that
to some of us tastes like medicine!
It is one of those things that you either love, or you hate!

He is opening a package of BB's...

Can you guess???

Hooray! He got his first BB gun!


Mr. Asa Reed tuned the big 10 on October 11.
Traditionally Mom makes us a birthday breakfast, typically
pancakes or waffles with ice cream and a candle.

This time she put chocolate chips on the top...mmm!

Levi was content to have a few
chocolate chips on his too.

Josiah, Asa, Levi, Aunt Amber, Grammy Moody, and myself
were able to go apple picking several weeks ago...
I didn't take many pictures, but at least we have a couple
of visual memories!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Hannah came and paged in the Senate about a month ago. Here she is with our State Senator and myself in the well of the Senate. Dad had opened the Senate in prayer that morning, but unfortunately he had to leave before we were able to take this picture.

Here is dad opening the Maine State Senate in prayer about a month ago!
Bow Tie Day at the Maine State Senate!
The idea stemmed from one of the Senators who has been wearing bow ties for the last 40 years. He brought in about 50 bow ties for Senators and staff to wear for the day. We recessed for about 15 minutes so that I could take this picture from the gallery. All but 5 Senators joined in and quite a bit of the staff joined in as well.

The only unfortunate thing about being a photographer is that you never get to be in the photos. Thankfully I was able to grab someone to take this picture of myself along with the other chamber staff.
Pizza Time!
Last Saturday, Rob, Morgan and Bridger came over for dinner. Rob likes to make gourmet pizzas so we had him over to show us how he makes them.

This pizza we were making has bbq sauce with apple slices on top of that, then we had chicken, mozzarella and cheddar cheese and bacon on top! Fantastico!!

Our 4 scrumptious pizzas along with some quesadillas in the background! Dig in!!
Came home from work the other day to see Asa with this 14 inch bass. He Josiah and Levi had gone out in the canoe before supper. They crack me up how crazy they are about fishing.

Gone Fishing!
I took Hannah, Josiah, Asa and Levi fishing with the Morrells and Sen. Trahan the other day. The Fish and Game club stocks this quarry every year with brook trout and they only allow ages 16 and under to go fishing here. Hannah caught two and Levi and Asa caught one. Poor Josiah the fishing enthusiast came home empty handed.