Friday, July 30, 2010

Random June picts

Kids in our house.

Lola in our car.

Windmills in our state.

Flowers in our yard.

June, 2010

Indiana Dunes

Camping at Lake Michigan with Nick's cousin Kevin and his family. Glow sticks.

Big kids at the beach.

Babies at the beach.

While present, the adults didn't make it in a single photo.

June 25, 2010

Monday, July 19, 2010

Flora Indiana Hog Jog

Briana and her brood came up for the weekend. We ventured to the zoo where the kids dug for dino bones.

And pet a corn snake.

We ate.

And had a dance party. (Notice there is no picture of us sleeping. That activity didn't happen so much.)

Saturday was the big race. Briana and I are looking ridiculous as always and apparently having a good time about it.

Nick did awesome. Briana also took first place in her age group and I took 5th I think? Needless to say it was a small race.

Nick watched all 6 kids (ages 6 and under) to the puzzlement of the crowd while Briana and I ran.

Keyton and the other kids ran in the runt run. The ribbons were cool, but even better was the coupon for free ice cream cones.

Afterwords we all felt like doing this, although Dallas was the only one smart enough to do so.

June 17&18, 2010

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Hiking at Shades State Park

June 12, 2010

Tropicanoe Cove

Two hot mommas with babies to entertain make a standing date at the water park Wednesday afternoons where they analyze tattoos, body fat and swim suit choice, and perfect the finer points of laissez-faire parenting.

The babies are thrilled.

The big kids too.

After we are all watered out and have dined on gourmet sack dinners we head to the sand area. Keyton builds castles.

Eddie eats sand.

Lola exfoliates.

Nick gets the kids rinsed off and shepherds us home.

June 9, 2010 (and every Wednesday all summer long)

Saturday, July 17, 2010


Lola, you are on notice for learning how to climb out of your pack-n-play.

After three sleepless nights your parents are tired and want to sell you on craigslist. Nick jumps into action with his mad jimmy-rigging skills. He removes the crib mattress and lashes the pack-n-play pad to the bottom of the crib giving us an extra 6" and voila!

I'd like to see you climb out of that baby.

June 2, 2010

Monday, July 12, 2010

2 Wheels

(Here is where I would put the video of Keyton riding his bike without training wheels, but I can't make it work. Sorry.)

June 2, 2010

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

FHE: Piggy Banks

The financial lesson climaxed with piggy banks.

A few quick jobs earned them their first coins.

In with you coins!

Later Nick asked Keyton, "Should I put these dollar bills in your piggy bank?" to which he replied, "Yeah, because then I'll be expensive."

June 1, 2010