Pumpkin Festival

We went to the Laconia Pumpkin Festival today. Cadence climbed the rock wall.

Aurora went on the “jumpy-thingy”.

Blaise danced to the music while ripping grass out of the lawn.


Blaise’s New Bike

Even though Blaise’s birthday isn’t for another month, we know it’s likely to be quite cold by then. So today we gave him one of his presents early.

After a couple years on his Skuut balance bike, he was able to pedal on his own right away. However, starting on stopping is still a challenge.

PorcFest 2017

This weekend we’re at PorcFest in Lancaster, NH.

The kids have been spending most of their time at PorcuPint Central doing arts and crafts with other FreeStater kids.

Aurora made a porcupine.

It was quite warm, so me and the kids enjoyed swimming in the pool.


Aurora and I were long overdue for a Daddy-daughter day, so we went mini-golfing.

She did pretty well for her first time. The course claimed to have the longest mini-golf hole in the world. When we hit our balls they quickly disappeared down a windy path down a hill. Admittedly this was less less impressive than we expected.

Fun Spot

Today we went to Fun Spot in Laconia, NH. While Mommy was glued to the Dr. Mario arcade, I took the kids to the bumper cars, which is always a favorite.

Crazy Kids

The snow has finally melted completely, so today we went to Crazy Kids in Concord, NH and the kids enjoyed the outdoor play area.

Blaise enjoyed the eagle’s nest.

When the kids got chilly, they came inside. Mommy was in her element, knitting and reading simultaneously.

Flight Lesson

Today, for Cadence’s 10th birthday, she had her first flight lesson.

After 30 min of inspecting the plane and learning long French words, she was ready to fly.

I was in the back seat, and was able to take photos as we flew over our neighborhood.

She got a little motion sick toward the end, but she did really well, and I hope she’ll try again soon.

Ice Cream Farm

Today we went to Beech Hill Farm in Hopkinton, NH.

Blaise enjoyed the giant sand pit.

Aurora really liked the bunnies.

Cadence really liked watching the goats.

Then they all enjoyed some ice cream.