Tuesday, March 24, 2009


As I was following this car, I wondered if the license plate indicated their last name, or their emotional state...

Monday, March 23, 2009


The boys each made a cake to display at the Blue & Gold Ceremony that was before the Pinewood Derby on Sunday. Yummy!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

2009 Pinewood Derby

Today was the Cub Scout Pinewood Derby. This boy was particularly thrilled to win his race!!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

A Tight Fit

The dog is almost as big as the car! He's quite the traveler too - all the way from Montana!!

Friday, March 20, 2009

A ride through town...

I saw these riders in downtown South Paris this afternoon, on my way home from work. They looked like they were having fun!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Superstar Basketball

Yesterday evening we were treated to a hilarious game of basketball! The Harlem Superstars played against some of our local school teachers to help raise funds for the Oxford Hills Athletic Boosters. Our "Oxford Hills Dream Team" actually didn't do too badly for themselves and made some great shots, occassionally even surprising the Superstars with fakes and low passes. But, alas, they were no match for the exceptionally talented and TALL Harlem Superstars and lost by almost 50 points. Throughout the game, the players put on several funny skits and the crowd was invited to come down onto the floor and dance periodically. It was a really fun show! The boys each bought a souviner basketball, which they took to each player for an autograph. They were so pleased to get signatures from each one of them! And, they really wanted a picture with 7-foot sensation Ricky Lopes, one of their favorite players. The boys are only hoping that someday they can play basketball half as well. As soon as this picture was taken, they took off for the nearest hoop to show off their skills. I apologize for the quality of the photo. Hubby only had my little 'point and shoot' in his pocket and I was just happy to have any sort of camera to record the moment, since I forgot my good camera. And usually the point and shoot does better than this. Not quite sure what went wrong. Oh well...

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Dogs Rule

Hubby took this one and I guess it was a challenge. The driver of this vehicle was speeding, so it was quite a chase to get the shot! ;-) He was determined though, since we are currently arguing about me bringing home a kitten...

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

More kittens...

My co-worker brought 4 new-born kittens to work yesterday, hoping to find someone that could help them. They were born the previous night. Unfortunately, their loving mother developed a bad case of mastitis and could not nurse them because of the antibiotics that the veterinarian had to prescribe. As you can see, their owner was trying to bottle feed them, but it wasn't going well - they wanted their mama! I quickly made a phone call to my friend whose cat just had kittens last week and asked if we could try to see if she might adopt some more babies. And she did!! I was so very happy to be able to help these little cuties!! I'm still working on the husband, but he's standing firm. Wait 'til you see the photo that I'm posting tomorrow - he took it to further prove his point...

Monday, March 16, 2009

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Let's do that again!!

These aren't my boys, but they were having such a great time, that I had to have their picture. They are running their tubes back over to the tow rope so that they can head back up the hill. You might have noticed that they aren't wearing coats - we've been enjoying temps in the 40s (Fahrenheit) this weekend!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Tubing View

Looking out over the town of Oxford, before jumping on the tube...

Friday, March 13, 2009

And away he goes...

Our youngest barely waited for Dad to reach the top before he took off! (That's him on the right in the camo.) Whee!!!!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Look who is at the top!

One of West Paris' finest...a volunteer from the West Paris Fire Department, who happens to work here at the snow tubing hill part-time...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Catching a Ride

My husband took a couple of runs on the tubes with the boys, and carried the camera along with him so that we could experience it too! In this photo, we are getting towed up the hill...

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


This past Sunday we took our boys and a couple of their friends snow tubing in Oxford. More pictures to come!!

Monday, March 9, 2009


You guys all know me so well! Of course I want a kitten! (Unfortunately, the hubby doesn't agree.) This is my choice - a perfect calico, my favorite color. Our oldest wants the gray kitten that I showed you yesterday. Our youngest isn't so picky - he'd take them all!!

Sunday, March 8, 2009


Our friends' cat had kittens the other day! I finally got to see them today - they are soooooo cute!!!!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Blue House Trouble!

Remember this blue house that is located downtown? I've posted it here and here. We drove by today and they apparently have had a really bad leak, which caused mold inside the house. There were men wearing masks, tearing up the rugs and pulling out rotting woodwork. There were fans in all the windows, circulating air, and clothing hanging outside. It looked like a mess! I certainly hope they can get it clean and safe to breathe in the house soon.

Friday, March 6, 2009

A Parent's Plate

We saw this license plate at the Cub Scout Box Sled race a couple of weeks ago. I wonder if all those boys are Scouts?

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Kitchen Window

Yesterday evening, as I fed the horses their supper, I snapped a picture, because I wanted to show you my favorite part of living here - that's my kitchen window, over Kitch's back! I can look out anytime and see our horses...

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

A Country Music Fan

I saw this license plate on my way to work the other morning. We were waiting to turn South on Route 26 in Oxford, a neighboring town.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Another Sign

This one isn't as nice as yesterday's sign. I guess they really value their privacy, but I'm glad that they live on the other side of town - they don't seem like very nice people...

Monday, March 2, 2009

Snowman Sign

Our neighbor found a use for this scarf, which no one has ever claimed. Too funny!!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

CDP March 2009 Theme Day: Glass

Looking through the glass at the unlit sign at the new Tractor Supply Store in Oxford. It will be lit for the first time next Saturday! And I can go shopping!!