Saturday, July 31, 2010

Look What We Built

Check out the house blog to see how to build the world's biggest doghouse!Now all we need is the dog to go in it!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Force Will Be With You Always... (Picture Added)

...starting from babyhood! Auntie Kendra found these Star Wars baby toys when she was at Disney World, and knowing how much her brother loves Star Wars she just had to introduce Jaden to the characters. Jaden can even point out which one is Yoda!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Summer Stuff

Lots has been going on so far this summer.
*Rachael and Kaitlyn had a sleepover at Gramps and Gram's last weekend. They built a scarecrow named Sadie the Lady and wrote a poem about how she doesn't like crows.*Jaden has been kinda grumpy but at least he's got his cute moments. He learned this from his big cousin.*Jaden got his first Road Rash the other day. He was driving his "car" down the driveway (not very fast) when he somehow got his foot in front of the wheel and flipped over on his face. The amazing thing is he somehow managed to miss landing on his nose and landed on his upper lip. It's got a nice scrape and was swollen for a while but now he's just got kind of a Hitler-looking mustache. He didn't cry for too long though. *The girls decided to have a bubble bath/pool which was lots of fun for Jaden, too. It took his mind off his sore lip, anyway!Lots more summer fun to come. Stay tuned...

Saturday, July 17, 2010

So we picked her up from camp...

...and the first thing she said to us was, "The food was disgusting!" But other than that she had a blast with her two best friends and is already making plans to go back with them next summer!(Check out more on the playhouse!)

Sunday, July 11, 2010


Tonight we delivered Rachael off to her first week at camp.With her two best friends Alex and Alexa in tow she won't be missing us a bit!


We took the first trip of the season to Harrison on Wednesday. Jaden really got into the whole beach scene.Daddy dug his usual mud hole.We buried some legseven Jadens!Rachael had to most fun catching little fish. Most of them she (and Kaitlyn) caught with her bare hands, but sometimes she used a bucket. When we left she counted them as she let them go and she (generously!) counted 99! I don't think there were quite that many, but she did have a lot!PS - check out The House Blog for more playhouse updates.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Family Reunion

For the July long weekend we went to Dutch Lake for a family reunion. There were 51 of us there, which is everybody but one family of 5. The weather wasn't the best, but we still had fun. Saturday was warm enough to go to the beach where Rachael had fun swimming,Kaitlyn had fun playing,and Jaden had fun splashing in the water.There were canoe trips,beautiful views,throwing rocks in the water,and finding wildlife. (This is a frog.)This is a painted turtle (the underside)This wildlife I could have done without! (She so does not get her love of snakes from her mother - you'll notice the "Daddy's Girl" t-shirt!)While the girls were picking up creepy crawlies, the boys picked flowers!So did Elizabeth.There was dirt to be played in and marshmallows to be roasted over the campfire.It rained somebut then we played games inside. We were celebrating Grandma's 90th birthday, Grandpa's 89th birthday and their 64 years of marriage. Now that's something to celebrate!