Stories and thoughts from day to day life in the Bullard Family

What a Wonderful Summer It Was September 10, 2011

Filed under: Activities — parentsong @ 11:19 pm
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Now that my preschool planning is coming together a bit (though I’m not completely ready), I thought I’d take a minute to reflect on this past summer. It was quite nice since it was not blistering hot for three months straight. August was cool and wet (photos of the flood coming soon). I don’t think we used our A/C at all! I bet PECO won’t give us a break, though… Anyway, here are a few photos to capture our laid-back summer:

Many walks in the wildflower preserve

Shady spots for sitting and playing together

Warm rainy days filled much of August

Endless playground play

Of course, feeding ducks from an old lock on the canal

Warmimg up to the water

Daddy pushes G in his shaded floatie.

I think I should note that Gabriel is SUCH a water baby! He is so relaxed in the water and would splash and play until he crashed. He loved relaxing in this little float, too. We joked that he was like that guy in the pool in the Orbitz commercial. Just chillin’.

B calls this "digging up the road" as she works hard in the sand

G explores grass- a favorite of his

That’s it for now!

Happy Sunday!



Feeding the Ducks March 1, 2011

Filed under: Briony Stories — parentsong @ 11:44 am
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One nice thing about where we live is that we can walk down to the river and find all kinds of fun things to do. We also have 2 lovely canals on either side of the river full of water fowl, frogs and other fun creatures. One of Briony’s favorite things to do is feed the ducks. This usually includes feeding geese, swans, sea gulls and pigeons as well. They get the ends of the bread that we don’t eat. Briony knows it, too. She tries pushing off the food she doesn’t want anymore for the ducks. Nice try, Briony.

These photos are from a recent walk to the NJ canal. Nick managed to get some great photos of Briony’s close encounters with the geese. Fortunately, they don’t bite the hand that feeds them. I think they were equally curious in each other: