The First Hundred the light of eternity. "Life's a tough proposition, and the first hundred years are the hardest." Wilson Mizner

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

More Family Reunion Pictures

Happy 5th anniversary, Karina and Jason, July 27th.

Princess Madison
Hungry KateHappy Birthday, Mary Beth & Karina Beth, July 28th
Baby Ellanora...
... cuddly Ellanora

Girl cousins!
Daddy's girls
Chow time
Great food, under the "big top"
Daniel's clan
Reiley and Luke.... "Not another picture!"
G-ma Mimi won the alligator wrestling...
Maddie in the sun
Kate in the shade
Josiah putting on some dance moves
Ellanora yawning

The Matriarch

Great-Grandma Mimi with two of her "greats": Madison and Owen.
G-gma Mimi meeting Ellanora Grace for the first time.
Fourteen of her seventeen grandchildren (ages 8 to 37)...
...and all seven of her great-grandchildren (ages 2 weeks to 3 years) were at the reunion.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Family Reunion

Our family reunion this weekend was wonderful.
This photo represents about 20% of the total in attendance.
More photos to come...

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Ella is 2 Weeks and 2 Days Old

Big brother Josiah.
This 2 year old is a TERRIBLY good brother.
...almost smiling...
"Mommy 'n Me"

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

More Corn

Aw... shucks.
Let me carry them, Papi.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

That's Corny

It's sweet corn season; time to relax and enjoy one of the best things about summer.Here's one grandpa outstanding in the field. Don't you think?
Papi is about to kiss Madison behind the ear.

Sunday, July 22, 2007


PR was in the kitchen, rummaging around for something.

"Where's the pickle-cutter?"

"What IS a pickle-cutter?"

"You know, that thingy that peels pickles."

He held up a cucumber for me to see.

OK, mystery solved.

P.S. I shouldn't be surprised. This is the same PR that calls a certain cartoon character
"Square Bob Short Legs."

Thursday, July 19, 2007


With the Awesome Foursome....
somebody's always eating,
or inventing a new game,
or sleeping.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Love Those Books

Take your (grand)kid to the library.Let him pick out a few books...

...and decide if they're good enough to check out.
Let him help.
It's fun!

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Mega Bloks

Josiah didn't have any blocks, and every boy needs some blocks in his toy collection, so these Mega Blocks were his "big brother" gift.
Future architect.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Welcome Home

Ellanora Grace is home from the hospital.

In Chicago

Josiah and Papi, watching TV while we waited for Ellanora to be born.
A trip to the park.Wheeee!Jojo likes his new p.j.'s.Karina made a day trip to Chicago, with the big four, so she could meet her new niece.
Jason's sister met up with us for a picnic, and was an extra set of hands. Thanks, Kasey!Football game in progress...
Coached by Papi.Time for a (short) rest.Kate and Maddie, the cheerleaders.