Here’s what’s been happening in the past several months.

We visited my dad in mid August for a quick visit.


Then stopped off in Margate NJ to hang out with Zoe and Aaron.IMG_1843


In late August, we came down to visit my sister at her work and spent the day in NYC before going down to my dad’s again.  IMG_1864


We hung out with the Reginator too.  IMG_1871We went to church and then visited my mom’s grave.IMG_1878

We also went bowling on Monday with my dad’s gang of friends and then dinner at one of his friend’s house.   Big steaks!IMG_1884

Laura’s first day of school.  3rd grade.IMG_1893

We also went to the Mattapan Community Health center Fair one Saturday.  They had activities for kids and her dad participated in the fair.  IMG_1911

Early September, Laura decided that she wanted to start on her costume for Halloween.  Yes, that is how we roll in this family.  We got all the supplies for her costume and got to work. P1080043

I just hope that some day, she will actually want a costume that is somewhat original.  Unfortunately, she has already decided to be a vampire for next year’s costume.  BORING!P1080048

She had her 9th birthday party at Sky Zone which is an indoor trampoline place.  We invited all the girls from her 3rd grade class.  IMG_1938




In October, for my birthday, this was her gift to me.  I am a “lucky chum”.IMG_2051

I also visited her for the first time for “Gradparents’ Day” at her school.  IMG_2067

In mid October over the Columbus Day weekend.  We had a few guests stay with us.  Her aunt Penny.P1080052

And my cousin’s daughter, Bomie.  Laura showed them how to work on the Rainbow loom.  P1080061

We also carved some pumpkins.   Guest appearances by her aunt Averill and cousin Christopher!P1080071