Last week at school, they played a name recognition game where they write a student's name on the whiteboard and if it is your name you stand up. While Sylvia has really started to understand her name and other "S" names, she has also picked up a name for her yet to be born baby sister. (Well we think that is the baby she is talking about... it is always referred to as "her baby")

For the past two weeks or so, Sylvia has been talking about Baby Gouda. While this may seem a bit strange for a not yet three year old, she definitely has a pallet for the 'fancy' cheeses. She has sampled, and liked, over 10 different varieties of cheeses from an aged farmhouse cheddar to dads favorite blue cheese. Not your run of the mill, hot chicken wings dipping sauce blue cheese... we are talking dirty feet stinky blue cheese, and she loves it! So, I guess that Baby Gouda may not be too far out there for our big girl. I am hoping that she refrains from taking too many bites of the little one once August rolls around.

Happy Easter!

As with every holiday, we try to fit three days worth of family and friends into one day. Easter Sunday was no different. We started the day at Dan and Kelley's house in Northfield.

Sylvia was a bit quiet and attached to Dad's arm for most of the morning, but finally broke loose and tried out Shaylan's guitar for a while.

Since the weather was finally warming up, they also had a chance to play outside on the deck with the trikes and the slide.

The next stop was Tim and Marilyn's house just down the road. While I was out back keeping the young ones occupied, the Easter Bunny dropped off the goods. Jared, Blake, and Sylvia quickly gathered up the eggs.... They actually did a good job a sharing - well, they gave Sylvia all of the raisins, while they took the gummy bears, so maybe not such a good job...

And the last stop for the day was at the Willard house. Liz's parents were in town for the Easter weekend / Charlie's 1st birthday and the Roses and us shared in the fun.

A bit of kickball in the driveway
followed by some swinging and sliding
and lastly Charlie and Reagan trying to prevent their skin from touching the grass... the parents really got a kick out of this one.

It was time to leave, which is always a fun thing to do, and Sylvia had to throw a little bit of a fit, but then again it was a very long day with a really short nap, so all things considered, she did pretty good.

Savannah Trip

While the trip isn't over, we had a bit of 'down time' to pull together some pictures of our trip so far. The weather has been beautiful and we have spent most of the time outside.

Here Jamie is posing in front of the fountain in Forsyth Park.

Adam before dinner at The Crab Shack. This place is likely a huge tourist trap, but the shrimp boil was great.

We spent the day at Tybee Island today. It was a great beach and the first time I was in the Atlantic Ocean.

On the way to Tybee Island, we stopped at Bonaventure Cemetery. It was a large cemetery with tons of moss covered trees. Very cool stuff.

A staple of Savannah is Mrs. Wilkes Boarding House. They serve lunch only and we waited in line for over an hour, but the food was great! You share the table with those you waited in line with, so we got to know the people from Vermont well. There was also a couple from Texas, and three from Oklahoma. Not much talking at the table however, as everyone was busy eating.

And of course the Mercer house from "The Garden of Good and Evil" book fame.

And because we live in a world filled of technology, I had to share the picture of Sylvia at school today. She is finally starting to feel a bit better and it looks like she was enjoying art time today.

See you all soon! Adam and Jamie

Froggy Bottoms

What a cute little bottom. We have been trying to catch her doing the Monkey Dance, but as soon as she sees the video camera she won't perform. We will keep trying :)