Thursday, September 24, 2015

Michigan Artwork

Anna spent over an hour creating this masterpiece in the driveway at my parents house in Michigan. She is super proud of it. 

Fair Fun

Went to the county fair in the county I grew up in. The kids rode a camel, ate fair food and petted lots of farm animals.
It was a beautiful day in Michigan, the weather was perfect and we got to spend it with Nana and Aunt Brandy.
Watching a calf being born.

Michigan Entertainment

Paintball guns and PopPop as the moving target on the tractor. Doesn't get much better than homemade fun.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Owen is 5

Owen began this new year of his at 5 years old with a super double Poophead party in Connecticut. He's had a big year already, he started kindergarten, he is playing baseball and he lost his first tooth. Owen is all energy all the time, he is never at a loss for words which we feel is unfortunate at times. He has started to read and if he can't figure it out he won't leave you alone until you help him. He comes home from school begging to do a project or write a story. I can't keep up with him. His ability to make us laugh helps compensate for his ability to make us angry with his constant pestering. He's a rule follower at school but not so much at home. Owen loves life the most when all six of us our home together as a family whether eats eating dinner together, family movie night or just doing homework around the table he is happiest when we are all together.

Family Canoe Trip

Owen is finally old enough that we could take a family canoe trip. So 4th of July weekend we spent an afternoon on the river.
$100 for two canoes
$20 for water shoes 
$15 snacks
Mom, Beau and Luke flipping out of the canoe....priceless.
The kids were all smiles all day definitely more family outings will occur on the river.


Luke turned 10 last month, double digits already. Luke lives life with a passion, it's always full speed ahead with a huge grin on his face. Even though he's in fourth grade and starting to be the cool kid he still isn't too cool to hug. He hugs everybody, teachers in the hall can always count on him to brighten their day. He's been invited to so many birthday parties in the last month we haven't had time to have one for him. He is still learning which jokes are appropriate and when the timing is right to make it funny but he's definitely improving. He's a fantastic big brother to a very trying Owen. Luke and Anna are still good friends and play when the opportunity exists. Luke and Beau can talk Legos for hours and those few sets that are Luke's favorites live in Beau's room for safe keeping, that pesky little brother. Soccer is his favorite and he is really learning the game well, he scored three goals in his first game of the season. He's looking forward to joining the science Olympiad team and is enjoying being back in school with all his friends.