Thursday, February 25, 2010

Lola & Nick 1am

January 29, 2010

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Brown County State Park

We took a quick weekend trip to Brown County State park, just twenty minutes from Bloomington Indiana, one of the top rated retirement cities in the United States. This destination is famous for its fall foliage, of course we went in January, so we can't speak to that.

The weather was unseasonably warm and dry so we were able to do some hiking. It was so nice to be outside!

The park apparently boasted amenities such as the Hot Tub Suite perfect for honeymooners, and the Sweetheart Cabin for romantic getaways. We stayed in the Abe Martin Lodge where there was an indoor water park and every room was occupied by children who screamed through the night.

Keyton stays occupied on our hikes by beefing up his stick collection and singing.

A final stop at the play equipment and we headed home via the outlet mall where we spent money we don't have on things we didn't need.

January 22-23, 2010

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

the tub

January 2010

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Mom, it's Banana

We went to a swim and diving meet at Purdue at which Keyton spied this women in the stands in front of us. He tapped me on my shoulder and whispered "Mom. Look, it's Banana!"

January 15, 2010

Sunday, February 14, 2010

You're so fine you blow my mind, hey Keyton!

January 2010

Thursday, February 11, 2010


Family night at Murdock park sledding hill.


Nick thinks he's 16.

While Keyton can't get enough,

Lola and I would prefer the warm car.

January 12, 2010

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Snow biking

Nick is proving himself as a serious bike commuter. To date he has only not ridden his bike to work once due to freezing rain which caused three hard falls before he was even down the driveway.

Keyton and I are left to shovel the snow.

Mismatched Froppit in fact does not prefer the makeshift "snow boots" to the ones three sizes too big despite her enhanced mobility.

January 7, 2010

Thursday, February 04, 2010

All grown up

January 2010

Wednesday, February 03, 2010


January 2 & 25, 2010

Tuesday, February 02, 2010


I took Keyton to the local ballet school's production of the Nutcracker along with a friend and her daughter Minnie. I was worried that Keyton would be too little to sit through the whole thing, but he was totally into it. He was perfect, except for the stage whisper play-by-plays: "Mom, that's Uncle Droselmeyer!" "Mom! The boys are being mean to those girls!" "Look! The Rat King!! But it's not a Rat King, it's a Rat Queen." So fun.

Keyton and Minnie compete for the least photogenic.

January 2, 2010