Thursday, August 14, 2014

He Loves Firetrucks

Anybody who knows Connor will tell you that ever since he has heard the roar of the sirens, he loves his Firetrucks. Who could not love this cute face?

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

First Day Back at School

Lots of nervous excitement in our house this morning. First Day Back to School. Anja is entering 4th grade and off to middle school (wow) and Isabel into 2nd but same school. Connor returns to his Montessori preschool next week. Wish them luck for a great year. 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Random Pictures

Here are two random pictures from the last few days. As you can see, Molly is settling right in. 

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Happy 7th Birthday Isabel

We had another great birthday celebration today. Isabel will turn seven on Monday. Happy Birthday sweetheart, Mummy and Daddy loves you so very much.

We had the usual spread of great food, which Lynne did a fantastic job on. We had cake, which Anne made to perfection (thank you so very much), and of course Isabel was dressed in the very finest from Ireland, courtesy of Granny Owens (thanks Mum).

Many thanks to all who came and made it such a special day for Isabel. Special mention goes out to Addy for being able to make it, one of Isabel’s best friends who recently moved to California, and current frequent pen pal, but was in town to celebrate her Mum’s graduation.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Molly, Our New Dog

It was a very exciting evening in our house tonight. We adopted a new dog, a puppy really. Her name will be Molly. She is approximately 4 months old and was raised to date by a Purdue student who didn’t realize exactly how much work a puppy could be. It didn’t help that he did not have access to a garden.

We are not fully sure of her breed, the student adopted her from a shelter, but she is part retriever, part hound and only about 30lbs. She will not likely get above 60lbs. The kids are very excited and will be for a few days.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

John Deere Fan

Here is a nod to all my John Deere friends. Connor loves his cap. It was a gift from Julien earlier this year when they visited.

Bike Riding Today

I went on three separate bike rides today. A one mile trip with Connor this morning, three miles with Anja at lunch and twenty with Lynne this afternoon. Love the summer.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Michigan Vacation

We just arrived back from our annual Michigan vacation. Just like the previous four years, this was a fantastic trip and on so many levels. Primarily it was very relaxing, something we all needed. We mostly did our usual activities, driven by the kid’s desires. The highest priorities all week were, fishing, swimming, picking berries and ice cream.

I have many photos shown below, which also feature Lorraine’s cousin Frank and his friend Wayne who visited us on Wednesday evening. Thanks again to Randy and Lorraine for sharing this holiday with us, we had a great time as normal.