Author: tompayne

Big Boy Bed

Tristan has a new “big boy” bed. Thanks to good friend Andrew, Tristan has a really cool race car bed, made by Andrew’s dad, Roger. The bed looks like a fire engine red Formula 1 racer complete with wheels, exhaust and a huge storage trunk. Tristan was so excited...

April in Paris

“April in Paris” was the theme of Gab’s Bat Mitzvah Saturday night. The invitation read “dress to dazzle”, so Tom and Jen showed up in their best…Tom in his tuxedo and Jen in a cute cocktail dress. The artist of the picture below must have been colorblind…as both Tom...

Junior League Wine Tasting

Jennifer had been working with the Junior League Fund Raising Committee on the “Around the World in 80 Wines” for quite some time. Once the event was successfully in motion, Jen and Tom had some time to enjoy the wines…...

Harold and Mikey

Jen’s Uncle Harold came to visit The visit was prompted by the need to escort grandson and future West Point cadet Mikey up to the famed military academy. Harold is the brother of Jennifer’s mom and this was his first chance to meet William. (He first met Tristan in...

Yet another Birthday party…

Tristan’s friend Ethan celebrated his birthday today at Jodi’s Gym in Mt. Kisco. As you can see, Tristan and William had a blast…...

Development Alert: Counting and Clapping

Sorry if these sound like proud parent ramblings…and they are…but this is an easy way to record these accomplishments for posterity… Clapping: William started spontaneous clapping this morning. Yeah William. Counting: For the past couple of days (maybe weeks) Tristan has been rambling “1, 2, 3″ but never seemed...

Happy Easter

It was a very busy Easter at our house this year…and at the Maguires…and at Grandma’s house, too. “So let me get this straight…I get to put these eggies into those brightly colored dyes?!” Here, Tristan and William put the eggs out for the Easter Bunny. Overnight the bunny...

Our Duck Pond

Mr. and Mrs. Mallard came by today to check out the real estate in the area. They spend a good 30 minutes checking out the food supply and the local nesting potential. Unfortunately, they didn’t seem to be overly impressed with the property. Perhaps if Tom would clean out...

Kiss me, I'm Irish!

With Tristan’s red hair, it’s hard to deny that he has a bit of the blarney in him, but these shirts from cousin AnnMarie make the statement loud and clear! (click for more) Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Erin go bragh!...

Happy Birthday, Tristan!

Tristan turned 2 years old today! Happy Birthday, little man! The day started with Tristan finding a number of gifts under the tree; I mean basketball hoop. Mom and Dad figured it would be best for him to learn about gift un-wrapping and excited thank-you’s prior to the arrival...