Friday, October 30, 2009


Jeff and I have both been a bit under the weather these last few days. So far John seems fine, but time well tell. I'm pretty sure its just a bad cold, but its miserable while it lasts! Here are a few photos to tide you over...

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


John has a new habit



Hair twirling.
Its constant.
If you pull one hand away the other is immediately on top of his head to keep twirling.
Sometimes he says 'tirl mama's hair'.
Its adorable, really.
So adorable that I had to cut a knot off the top of his head the other day.
I mean, its adorable.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

A visit...

TQ and PopPop got 'permission' a few weekends ago to bring Owen up to the 'real house' with them. So Friday night they drove to Rockford and stayed over night with Jed, Mandy, Owen and Julian. Saturday morning they got up early and made it here at (well, right in the middle of) nap time.
John and Owen had a fabulous weekend together, and truth be told, when Owen was told on Sunday evening that he'd have to go home the next morning he said (and I quote) "No! But I don't wanna go back there! I want to stay at the real house!!!" There were some people (ahem, his parents?) who thought he'd have a hard time being away from home for 2 nights. I get that totally, John has never spent a night away from me and he's past 2, I'm not sure if I would do as well as Mandy and Jed did!!!But Owen was the star, not only did he sleep well and night but he took gasp a NAP!!

We went to Pond Hill Farm and the boys got to play in the tractor!

They painted pumpkins

They played at the beach...

With these two special people watching nearby!

They read books with PopPop

And, they watched "Bee Movie"- which has become the house favorite since then, with both John and Owen imitating parts of the movie!

It was a busy, but amazingly fun weekend with 'Bubby Owen' !!


Monday, October 5, 2009



1. a little devil or demon; an evil spirit.
2. a mischievous child.

I don't think John is devil spawned, but mischievous child fits him perfectly :)

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Tractor Fun!

A few weeks ago we took John to the Second Annual Mackinac Bridge Tractor Crossing... What a fun day!

Yes, this is a PINK tractor- called the 'pinky' made by John Deere (I think)

Friday, October 2, 2009

A Fathers Love

Some wood and a few tools...

A boy and his Dad.