This lovely surprise was built in the old abandoned (and soon to be burned) treehouse in the backyard. 2002's yellowjacket battle ain't got nothing on this
I'm guessing this took about two months to develop, but really kicked into gear in the last two weeks before I took it out. Oh well, after 4 cans of wasp/hornet spray (those things empty way too quickly - it's a scam I say) it's gone now
Jared waiting with some friends for the Milan homecoming parade. From left to right, Steven, Tanner, Lindsay, some kid and Christopher. Daddy and Grandma Ginny did this one, as Mama was still in the hospital with Devin at this point
Jared begging for some candy from the cops
Nothing says parade like a blaring (but still cool) fire engine
The Milan High School marching band
And the cheerleaders, not doing too much cheering though
A very cool Batman float (which ended up winning 1st place no less)
And the Hulk (I'm sensing a pattern here)
Some horses from the high school equestrian team - yes, we have an equestrian team. Very cool huh?
Caterpillar rules (though their stock could be doing better *cough* *cough*)
With Mama and Devin still in the hospital, Daddy and Jared took Grandma Ginny to Greenfield Village to enjoy a crisp fall day
Yeah, as you guessed, we rode everything, including the carousel
Then we headed over to the hospital to pick up Mama and bring Devin home for the first time. Look at that outfit! I wore that! Jared wore that! We should really wash it one of these times!
Trust me, he's happy
No, really, he's happy
Ok, NOW he's happy
Devin sleeping for the first time in his very own crib
Next day Daddy and Jared went to Houpts Pumpkin Patch to get some pumpkins. It was complete with a pumpkin walk too!
The boy loves moonwalks, no doubt about it
And they had a neat little train that drove around the farm
Here's the boy hitting on some chick he met at the see-saw. That's my boy!
Hey there goat!
Now this is what we came for
One for Daddy, Mama, Jared and Devin!
We also picked up some straw and corn stalks, as you can see here. Woah, check out that porch. And you thought we had a yellowjacket problem
Now that, my friends, is a pair of eyes to fall in love with
Btw, we recently reviewed some of my baby pictures and Devin looks EXACTLY like I did - poor kid
"The boys" taking time for a picture
Jared proudly holding his baby brother
Heading up to Lansing to take Grandma Ginny back (thanks for the help mom), Devin met Grandpa Travis for the first time
And here's the whole batch of cousins with Grandpa Travis
Here's Samantha holding her new baby cousin
Aunt Debbie cradling her newest nephew
Who's a cute little baby boy? Yes you are, yes you are
Grandma Ginny and Grandpa Travis with the Fairchild brothers
Woah! Almost rated R. Anyway, here's Devin enjoying his first bath after his cord finally fell off
I'm tired Daddy, can we go home now? You bet son. Goodnight sweetie