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jakeaugust
New England
A good kid.
Interests: food, bike rides, hiking, being in charge
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Jake and his buddy Tom take on the Piñata of Azkaban at Miles’ birthday party. Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2015 at Jake August's Blog
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This weekend was our town’s winter carnival and we had perfect weather for it! Plenty of snow for sledding but not too cold during the day. Pa came over Friday night for dinner and we got to see the Parade of Lights – a first this year. Various cars decorated... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2015 at Jake August's Blog
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In keeping with tradition, we began our Christmas celebration with Christmas Eve brunch with Annie and Michael. We ate ourselves silly, and then spent the rest of the day relaxing at home. We had a quiet dinner on Christmas Eve and then woke bright and early Christmas day. Santa brought... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2014 at Jake August's Blog
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Despite the rain, Jake had a fantastic birthday party. In fact, there was some impromptu archery practice with Jordan at the end. Friends and family were there to celebrate, and a good time was had by all. Rah-Rah and Pa were amazing and brought yummy food and great crafts that... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at Jake August's Blog
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The summer went by so fast! Jake spent it exactly as he had planned – swimming, playing with friends, and playing video games. Today was the first day back at school. Jake has his same teacher from last year, which we are all very excited about. He complained about having... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at Jake August's Blog
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It was a great year for blueberries! Auntie Lauren joined us in Heath this year, where we picked 52 pounds of blueberries in less than a half hour. A new record! Jake picked some, ate a lot, and helped with the sorting of the berries. The weather was perfect –... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2014 at Jake August's Blog
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Summer is finally here. School got out about two weeks ago, and we’ve been taking advantage of all the great things our area has to offer. The most important of these is our town beach. The last few years of swimming lessons are finally paying off. Jake can do a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2014 at Jake August's Blog
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In keeping with tradition, Jake and I headed down to Aunt Janice and Uncle Bob’s house in Rhode Island for Memorial Day. We had a blast, as usual. Jake enjoyed taking everyone down to see the dock on the river. We went to a great craft fair, played in the... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2014 at Jake August's Blog
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It was a smaller gathering this year. We missed all those who couldn’t make it. Poor Auntie Tara and Uncle Chris were sick – we hope we get to see them soon. The weather was perfect, though, and the highlight of the day was (as always) the Easter Egg Hunt!... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2014 at Jake August's Blog
Contrary to expectations, we seem to have less and less free time as Jake gets older. We have the best of intentions, and we really do try to write posts more frequently, but you can simply scroll down the page to see the truth of the matter. Of course, this... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2014 at Jake August's Blog
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Now that we’re half-way through March, we are finally starting to see signs of Spring. The snow is melting and it’s no longer below zero. Phew! This week-end we did a bunch of late Winter/early Spring activities to celebrate the turn of the season. We went to Upinngil to pick... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2014 at Jake August's Blog
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Happy Boxing Day! We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday, full of family and love. We certainly did! We didn’t take many pictures on Christmas proper – sorry. It all began with Christmas Eve Brunch with Annie and Michael, where we ate lots of food and played many vicious games... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2013 at Jake August's Blog
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In keeping with tradition, we cut down our Christmas tree this weekend. We’ve been going to the same tree farm for a few years now and they have beautiful trees. Jake never forgets to take a candy cane on his way out. He’s getting really good at picking out the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2013 at Jake August's Blog
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We let Jake design his own costume this year. He really wanted to dress up as Wrecking Ball, one of the Skylanders figures. He looks like this: It was a cold, rainy night for trick-or-treating so we had to allow for weather in the final design. Jake was very pleased... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2013 at Jake August's Blog
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Jake started working on a movie script. This is as far as he’s gotten: No self esteem problems here. The other night, Jake asked me to cut his hair. Since the brushing is such a battle, I jumped at the chance. I miss the long hair look but not the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2013 at Jake August's Blog
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Earlier this month, Jake’s school participated in International Walk to School Day. We live about a mile and a half from school, and we’ve walked home from time to time. It was great to meet up with classmates and walk as a big group. Jake walked with his friend Lorelei.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2013 at Jake August's Blog
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Finally! Here’s some pictures from the big party (which was not-so-coincidentally Terry’s 50th birthday)! It was, in fact, barely controlled chaos but so fun. Jake was very excited to help with cupcake decorating (and eating, of course). He wanted a Skylanders cake (AKA the Gateway Drug of video games). Jake’s... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2013 at Jake August's Blog
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Another year has flown by! I can’t believe it! Jake had gingerbread cookies for breakfast (and more to share with his classmates) – yum! This morning, Jake’s teacher released a Monarch butterfly that the students raised from a caterpillar. His class sang a very sweet song while he carried the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2013 at Jake August's Blog
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Jake is the only one in the house to have his room redone not once, but twice! This summer, he asked to have it painted blue and as sad as it was to say goodbye to the pink, I must admit the new room looks good! Terry and Jake both... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2013 at Jake August's Blog
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Wow, have we been busy! It’s fair time in our neck of the woods. The season kicks off with the Franklin County Fair. This year, Zach joined us for the fun, rides and various animals. We were so busy on the rides that I didn’t really take any pictures… Next... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2013 at Jake August's Blog
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We got our first peaches from our trees! A little runty and misshapen, but they sure tasted good! We finally made it to the Harvest Supper in town this year. It’s an amazing event where all the local farms contribute food for a huge, free supper on the town square.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2013 at Jake August's Blog
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It’s finally here – the first day of school. Summer went by so fast, but I think Jake was ready to get back to school. We went to the open house last night so Jake could meet his teacher and check out his new classroom. His teacher let the students... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2013 at Jake August's Blog
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More parties! More parties! Annie and Michael threw a great one last week – Jake and Edison were very happy to see each other! And there was the swing! And S’Mores! Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2013 at Jake August's Blog
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It’s blueberry time once again! This year, Auntie Lauren tagged along for the fun. For the record, she is an excellent berry sorter! Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2013 at Jake August's Blog
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I can’t believe it – summer is already half over! We’ve gone to the Green River Festival, Shakespeare and Company and the beach. There have been parties to attend and games to play. Jake has also been working hard on his business card. Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2013 at Jake August's Blog