Tag: family

  • First Day!

    He’s all set for his first day of Kindergarten!  

  • Last Race to the Door

    Tomorrow David starts kindergarten.  This morning we had our last race to the pre-school door. He won.

  • Pike County Fall Color Drive

    This morning we left the house and headed over to Pike County, Illinois for their annual Fall Color Drive.  The drive consists of a collection of small towns in western Illinois playing host to the travelers, with a variety of activities. The trees have only begun changing colors, so it wasn’t much of a Color…

  • That’s Really Pretty

    Last night as we were leaving David’s YMCA swim class, the sun was setting behind some clouds and it was already starting to get dark outside. A few blocks away, nestled among other buildings, the tower of the Cathedral caugh my eye; it was lit with several lights shining up on its sides which really…

  • Back to Monticello

    Saturday we went back over to Monticello for their monthly running of their “Southern 401” steam engine. David enjoys trains period, but particularly likes the sights and sounds of the big steam engines. Between runs I got to take David up to the engine cabin so he could see everything, including the fire. On our…

  • A Walk in the Park

    Happy 4th of July everyone! We spent the morning taking a walk through Lincoln Memorial Gardens and generally just kicking around. David brought his camera along too, and we had fun stopping every now and then to take some photos.

  • Summer Portraits

    It has been a while since our last photo session, so this morning I got all of the gear out and setup for a quick shoot. Unfortunately, it wasn’t so quick.  And wow it takes alot of effort to get a 2.5 year old to cooperate! After about an hour and a half I felt…

  • Happy Birthday Ana!

    Today is Ana’s birthday, so David and I spent some quality time in the kitchen getting this cake made.  It turned out well, and David’s choice of toppings is quite the addition! Happy Birthday Ana, We Love You!

  • A Thousand Words

    Merry Christmas everyone! For Christmas eve, Ana and I spent the evening at my parents’ with my sister’s family.  It was a lot of fun, we all had a good time.   I really like this picture from the evening, it kinda captures the chaos and fun of the gathering.  I laugh every time I look…