Author: tompayne

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...

Developmental Alert: Pretending

Yesterday Tristan started pretending. He picked up his Black and Decker tool “box” (which looks a lot like a briefcase) and started towards the door. He looked over his shoulder, waved and said “Going to work on the choo choo. Bye” Jennifer says that this is a major developmental...

Happy Saint Patrick's Week

Thanks to an early Easter, the St. Patrick’s Day celebration started particularly early in Pearl River, NY. Officially, this was Tristan’s first parade…and he seemed to really get a kick out of it! And then there was the official passing out at the end:...

Baby's first Light Sabre

Dad found an old Star Wars toy and William seems to handle it like a professional....

Speed Racer

Tristan apparently thinks he is Speed Racer…although his Mach5 would be pretty battered up if you look closely at the video. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUZ3Y9rM5iM] Rob and Gavin had fun racing, too Tristan enjoyed playing “House of the Damned” with Rob. (OK, probably not the best choice for a toddler’s first video...

Snow Day!

Despite how they look in this picture, Tristan and William enjoyed a fun snow day today. The area got about 8 inches of fresh snow in about 12 hours. (It was dry and sunny yesterday). This is believed to be the first snow man for both Tristan and William…...

Another Yankees fan

William doesn’t really care want Andy Pettit has to say about the Rocket…he just wants to see the Yankees play baseball!...

William loves his toes

William certainly loves his toes. We thought this would pass as he got older, but he takes every bare footed opportunity to grap, stretch and, yes, eat, his toes....