Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Declan's Photos

Declan got hold of the camera the other day and showed off his photography skills. He got a shot of Ollie, me, and Dirk Dastardly and Muttley.

Renaissance Festival

We spent the day at the Renaissance Festival on Saturday. The kids always love seeing the people dressed up for the event. There is only one weekend left this year, the weather was beautiful, and the place was packed. It was the Irish theme, but we didn't really see anything more than the normals (anyone not dressed like a gypsy, knight, court lady, pirate, or pirate wench) wearing green and some pipers.

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Reagan must be rubbing off on Declan. He seems to be losing some of his shyness. He was walking up to other kids and talking and playing. He met a boy from England (who's father thought it was quite funny to hear Americans shouting God save the Queen during the joust). He also sidled up to a little girl to show off his sword.


A Girl and Her Puppy

Friday, September 21, 2007

Field Trip to Past Tense





























Reagan and her class went to the cider mill up the road today. The kids had a fun time and Reagan was thrilled one of the kitties there let her hold it like a baby.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Metamora Camping





























We spent the weekend camping at the Metamora-Hadley recreation area. It was really quite nice, and only 15 minutes from home! Our site was situated perfectly in a cul-de-sac with a playground to one side and as the picture shows, the lake to the other. Declan and Reagan brought their bicycles and really loved biking around the campground. As you can see in the photo, we actually camped - in a tent. No cabins for us this time. It went very well and we've already made plans to camp during a harvest festival at Sleeper state park in October. The kids will be able to trick or treat and we'll all freeze our butts off at the same time.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Why Insurance Isn't As Boring As You Think, Reason #743


Just another day in the life. This was shot in a basement of a burned out house I looked at today.

Declan's 1st Day of 4yr Old Preschool





























Declan started school today. He and Reagan really enjoy it and have no problems being away from mommy and daddy. Declan is posing with his teacher and some classmates, and showing off his new backpack to his friend Austin.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

More Preschool





























Some more shots from Reagan's first day. Declan got into the act also. He got a haircut to get himself ready for his first day. He also has a crush on the girl that cuts his hair. He was talking about Ashley all day.

Reagan's 1st Day of School



















Reagan began 3yr old preschool today and seemed to get along fine without us.
She ran into the classroom and was ready to play and learn. We had to remind her
we were leaving.

Monday, September 03, 2007

Labor Day




Woops. Here's some huge photos from Labor Day at Floyd and Lucy's place. I'm too lazy right now to resize them.