Teddy Bear Clinic

This weekend, Tristan and William took their stuffies on a trip to the new Emergency Room at Northern Westchester Hospital. It turns out that Tristan’s tiger “Fluffy” has a broken leg from running around in the jungle and got a bad cut from jumping down from a tree. William’s...

Sledding in Kent

This weekend we went to visit our friends up in Kent, CT. As always we had a great time, but the most exciting (and perhaps stupid) parts were on a small hill in town. Tristan and Rory had a blast…and while there were some bumps and bruises, no people...

Santa’s Portable North Pole

Santa has a special message for Tristan and William this year… Tristan’s message William’s message...

Lego Calendar

Each year around this time, we get a Lego Advent Calendar in anticipation of the upcoming Christmas holiday. Thanks to Tom’s love of Legos, this tradition long pre-dates the arrival of Tristan and William. We have augmented the Lego calendar with a Playmobile calendar as well so both boys...

Vineyard Catalog!

Earlier this year, we had some excitement when the boys appeared on the Vineyard Vines website. Imagine how crazed the Payne household got when we recieved this year’s Holiday Catalog. Not only does it offer crazy pants for dad…it also contains a picture of Tristan and William sporting their...

Playhouse progress

The boy’s playhouse is nearly complete. All of the hammering and cutting is finally over. (As you can see, the ork was done a while ago…the ofing old enough to have accumulated folliage) All that is really left is the painting. I kinda like the natural look, but the trim...

Thomas Paine

Histerical…yet accurate…history of Tom Paine…from a British point of view: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHwuSIvKbdI http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yMglQ6kB5E http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoXd7T4YJn4...