Sunday, June 17, 2012

Father's Day

I had a fantastic and relaxing Father's Day.  Maddux had his pictures taken at the Photography 139 Studio, we spent some time at the pool, grilled steaks, Holden and I made banana bread (because Father's Day is the perfect time to bake with my son and teach him about woman's work) and watched the Cubs play the Red Sox.  With the exception of the Cubs being an absolutely terrible baseball team it was a great day.

I woke up to a some cards (Batman one from Holden only because he was adamant that it was only from him and wouldn't let anyone else near it).

The kids and Leah made this little bit of awesomeness.  All of our hands outlined and cut out of fabric then framed.
It threw Leah off a little that the sizes were supposed to decrease from me, to her to the kids when she discovered Gillian's fingers (green) are alomst as long as hers are (black).
We weren't able to get together with my Mom and Dad but honestly I won't object since that gives us a good excuse to fire up the grill and celebrate all over again sometime soon.

Thanks family for a fantastic day.  I'm a pretty lucky Dad.

Monday, June 11, 2012

All it needs is bars on the top

You know how when sometimes you get nervous if kids are around and it's too quiet?  You can also get that same feeling if you start hearing muffled laughs from a five year old and loud laughs from a 7 month old.  I still don't know exactly what they were doing before I walked it but I discovered that Holden had decided to join Maddux in his playpen and that they were having a great time.  Doing something.  Perhaps it's best not to know.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012


"You are about to embark upon a great crusade... The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty loving people everywhere march with you...You will bring about...the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe... Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped and battle hardened, he will fight savagely... And let us all beseech the blessings of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking." - Dwight Eisenhower
June 6, 1944

Hanging with Darth Vader and his daughter

Holden seems pretty happy to be hanging out with someone that has gone to the dark side of the force.
Just a couple of Sith

Fortunately he's also happy hanging out with Princess Leia.
I always thought she'd be taller
Daddy, Maddux and Mommy

All in all, Star Wars night at the Ericson Public Library was a hit (other than being about 120 degrees in there).