It's cold and rainy in Michigan, I am really missing the sun we had in Georgia. Looking at these pictures helps a little. 99 cent water guns made for hours of fun for these gunslingers. The shades protected their eyes from the water not the sub. Owen was an innocent by-stander although he was soaked and ready for a nap half way through the marathon gun fight. I think they were out there for at least three hours without coming in for a break.
Great-Grandma's backyard for her birthday. Owen loved playing with the golf clubs. The kids and I played croquet and I didn't take any more pictures because once I put the camera down to play I forgot to pick it back up.
It's been almost 16 years since Ben and Kara lost their dad and Joyce lost her husband, but the love for him continues and grows as our children hear the stories. We are thankful to be closer to look after the grave site at the cemetery.
A proud daddy with a heart full of sorrow longing to sit his baby boy in Grandpa's lap instead of on his gravestone.
I've always said Owen is a two parent baby. He thrives when he has both dad and mom home. He is doing so much better now that there are more adults in the house while we visit the grandparents. He is still clingier than he used to be but he is playing with toys again and emptying toy boxes and creating mischief. He also cheeses for the camera and even says something resembling cheese.