Vacation in Maine

Maine Vacation Part One

Here is the first bunch of photos from our vacation in Maine. We are currently staying on Westport Island which is about fifteen minutes south of Wiscasset. The weather so far has been gorgeous, although a little bit hot today. We have done a little exploring and today visited our favorite village in Maine, Camden. Kaleb slept all the way there, which was perfect. We got there earlier than expected, so we went to the library amphitheater to let Kaleb run around a bit. Next we went to the water’s edge so Kaleb could see the ducks before eating lunch at the Camden Deli. We did most of our usual stuff and had a lovely time. I really like Camden and wish we could have spent more time there going out to eat, hiking and other various activities we didn’t have time for today.

Kaleb has been great on vacation and despite the giant change of living in a different house has been pretty much on his regular sleep schedule. You can see how being in a new place has helped stimulate his brain and he has really stepped up his walking and signing. He actually runs around now and has been walking up the dock and hilly backyard. The list of words and signs he now can pull from is extraordinary. He is such a smart little guy and is always wandering around exploring something new.

Tomorrow we are going to the beach, which should be a nice change of pace. Oh yeah and I have also been working on a computer program to resolve issues I have been having with iPhoto and iMovie. Apple was really great with the new iMovie and gives you the opportunity to access movies from your iPhoto library, but you can only view movies in your default iPhoto library, which is problematic if you archive your library on a separate disk. So I wrote a java application this week that shows you all of the events in your iPhoto library with movies and lets you copy them directly to your iMovie Events directory. It still has some UI issues, but overall works well so far. I even packaged it into a Mac OS X application package so it looks just like a standard Mac program. This is probably only exciting to me, but I just had to blog about it.