Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Random May-dom

The KFC double down rears its ugly head.

This is a sick joke right? Something out of the Onion perhaps? No. It's for real. And this is why American's are fat. So why are we eating it? I don't know. I don't know.

Keyton in total bliss watching Little Einsteins.

Goodbye to the Saddlers, Brooke was K's favorite babysitter EVER!!!

May 2010

Sunday, June 27, 2010


May 2010

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Prophetstown State Park

Despite being hazy, hot, and humid, we went to visit the old working farm at Prophetstown State Park. We saw the chickens.

Lola chased every barnyard cat.

Keyton wielded the blacksmiths hammer.

Nick decided he wanted to have a horse powered farm too.

The little piglets got us in the mood for the pork burgers we were about to enjoy.

More cats.

A little post-farm hike in the few trees this prairie had to offer and that was that.

May 31, 2010

Sunday, June 20, 2010


We watched caterpillars turn into cocoons and eventually into painted lady butterflies from the kit Gramma Becky sent the kids. Here were are on release day.

May 23, 2010

Thursday, June 17, 2010

2010 Spring Fury Adventure Race

I'm a little rusty on the details, so this story might be all wrong, but it went something like this. . .

Nick and his cousins, Brian, Kevin and Craig (AKA Babushka, El Guero, and Le Francois ) did an adventure race in Northern Michigan--that's canoeing, mountain biking, and orienteering.

Canoeing first.

Biking, which took them a lot longer than expected. For a number of reasons.

They got lost.

There was a little bit of standing water.

And Nick's bike broke, leaving poor Nick and (mostly) Kevin to pedal miles and miles one foot-ed while Craig took one for the team and headed back in the van.

Despite the biking drama, they were still middle of the pack, giving them time to dust off those BSA skills and do some orienteering.

Final quiz: Match each cousin to the appropriate race finish response:

A) Never again, ever
B) Not any time soon
C) I could do that again
D) Let's do it right now!

May 22, 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Happy Birthday Nick

We celebrated one day late because Mr. Old-Man was in Michigan doing an adventure race with his cousins. We had a birthday photo shoot,


and candles and cobbler.

May 23, 2010

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Camping at Turkey Run

Matt & Claire, Mary & Hans, Nick & Lachelle. Accompanied by Theo, Luc, Minnie, Eddie, Keyton and Lola, for a (disturbing?) one to one ratio of adults to children. We laughed, it rained, we cried, we slept, Lola screamed, we hiked, we ate--good times had by all.

May 7, 2010

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

The Farmer's Market, it's back

May 1, 2010