Friday, February 23, 2007

Indoor Icicles

Icicles on your gutters are bad news. Icicles in your basement are really, really bad news. I took these photos at a property I inspected today. A pipe burst and this is the result. I'm still not sure how it stayed in such a small area. The ice got to about 8" thick in the middle.

Teenie Weenie Orange Polka Dot Bikini

Reagan is ready for summer. She already has her bikini out. We're going to have to work on where the top goes...

Reagan and the Chili Peppers

Reagan dancing to Snow from the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The white blur running past is Declan dribbling an imaginary basketball.


Declan and Reagan reenacting one of their morning shows. Reagan shows the finer points of form tackling while they're at it. The lighting stinks for the video. It was just before bedtime when the video was shot so we had the lights turned low.

(Ollie) Bear Hugs

Ollie is growing and the kids love him. He is finally able to go down the stairs off the deck into the backyard which is making things easier for us to train him. Now all we need is the temperature outside to go up by 40 degrees and we can really enjoy it. It warmed up a bit the other day, up to about 30, but then a cold front came through and all the melting snow turned to ice. Now the snow is rock hard and slippery. Jenna has just informed me we've got a winter storm watch and are expecting up to 9" of snow by Monday. Yippee.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Declan and Ollie

Declan, with a big smile on his face, playing with Ollie, the real puppy, and Murphs, his stuffed one.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Snow Day II - Pup in Fluff

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Snow Day

Well, it's Michigan, and the news said the weather would be sunny today, so of course, it snowed. We took the opportunity to head over to Jenna's parents' place and enjoy the balmy 20 degree weather.

It was actually a nice time despite the cold weather. The sun came out just as we arrived and we were able to play on the pond and out back behind the house.

Reagan and Ollie

The kids love the new puppy. Declan calls him his buddy and told his teacher that he loved his new doggy. Reagan doesn't like the puppy teeth, but has been adjusting nicely and has fun playing with Ollie now. I guess you can really tell you're parents with young kids when the tiffany glass coffee table has been replaced by the Step2 plastic one...

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Ollie and Ralphie

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Two More of Ollie

Ollie in the Snow

Here's a quick video of Ollie at my parent's place yesterday.

Pleased to meet ya, Ollie!

We added a new member to the family over the weekend. He's an 8 week old Bernese Mountain Dog named Ollie. He is adjusting to his new home and is napping as I type. I've posted a photo of him with Jenna just before we left the breeder, and a photo of him already claiming my slippers as his pillow.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Cue the Star Wars Theme

Declan with his new Imperial Guard action figure.