Cookies at A&J King Bakery in Salem
Leo laughing at the “Musical Monkeys”
Fireman Finn went on this ride twice
Violette and Sabine drive their boat
Grandma Vera, Cousin Finn, Leo and I all had a good time at Brooksby Farm in Peabody (cool aerial view here) this morning. First, we all got splashed by the pig flopping in his mud. Then we looked at turkeys, picked (and sampled) peaches, and picked flowers.
I love that we can dress the boys like this. I know it won’t last forever. Also, Finn assumes the Granddad Harrington pose (hand behind back) even while eating.
Leo next to the same tractor over the last three years.
Sophie is happy to be riding again!
Pat Mullen always sends Leo popcorn for his birthday, in honor of Leo’s Grandma Louise, whose love of popcorn was legendary.
About the container, Leo said, “Cool box”. He has also lately been heard saying “awesome”.
Taking Nicky for walks in the woods
Putting in the last piece of the puzzle
Visting the old steam engine (see here for the same photo two years ago)
Enjoying the world’s best chocolate milk
Still popular with Leo — the carousel
The paddlewheel steamboat
(the hull needed inspection this year)
Talking with the guide, asking if he could pull all the levers (he could)
Fishing (we didn’t catch any)
Temperatures below 40 (we bought socks)
Climbing Mt. Philo and finding the rare Swedish Fish tree (hey, anything to keep Leo going!)
Nicky especially enjoyed the drive to Vermont this year.
Leo got to feed a real kid at Shelburne Farm.
We spent lots of time watching the three-day-old piglets and rooting for the runt to latch on.
Leo can now climb on tractors all by himself.