Saturday, September 9, 2017

Car repairs

Seth is fixing the Jetta.
Ryan is watching. 
And maybe learning. 
Darcy is learning, too. 
September 2017.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Back to school


Second day of school

Every year I line the kids up in front of the garage and take their picture on the first day of school. I couldn't do that Monday because I was working. Fortunately, I had a late start on Tuesday so here's a second day of school picture.
August 2017

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Another free Slurpee

July 2017

7-11 day

All Slurpees, all the time.
July 2017

4th of July

All fireworks, all the time.
July 2017

Monday, June 26, 2017

Sister love

June 2017


James petsat for his friend, Kevin, last weekend.
Kevin has a dog named BayMax... 
and a cat named MishMash. 
James likes MishMash the best. 
June 2017

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Airfield dogs

Sometimes Seth takes the dogs to the airfield after hours to give them some off leash time. Last night I tagged along. I think the dog park is safer, but they had fun.
May 2017

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Just rewards

The Overland High School Academic Awards Ceremony was held last night.
Both Ryan...
and James received awards.
Every. Single. Time. 
James earned the Freshman High Honors award for having an unweighted GPA between 3.75 and 4.0.
Ryan won the Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Award from the University of Rochester. This was in recognition of his outstanding "commitment to understanding and addressing difficult social issues."
I am very proud of my kids. 
April 2017

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore

Most of our spring break was spent in Texas, but Ryan and I also saw Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore in concert.
March 2017.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Buddy the bird

Seth's mom has a parrot named Buddy.
Buddy likes to watch Sesame Street...
and eat ice cream from a spoon. 
James also likes to eat ice cream from a spoon. Maybe Buddy will be his ice cream eating buddy? 
March 2017.

Gas Monkey Garage

The boys watch a lot of Discovery Channel reality shows, including Fast and Loud, so they all wanted to visit the Gas Monkey Garage during our recent trip to Texas.
 The "garage" is actually a multi-building complex. The part where filming takes place is strictly off limits. 
Razor wire says they're not kidding about the "No Entry" stuff.
Head Quarters and Shipping and Receiving were also locked up tight.
The Merch Store was a different story entirely.
This space was filled with Gas Monkey clothes,
Fast and Loud dvds... 
and lots of old cars... 
and motorcycles. 
The boys saw this one and said, in unison, "It's the Vomit Comet!"
We spent a lot of time admiring the cars. 
We also posed for...
and took pictures.
We made our purchases and went back outside for more pictures...
and more car looking.
"It's the Camelot Crusiers!" 
I have to admit, this was not my favorite part of our Texas trip. 
It was still kind of fun, though. 
March 2017.