A couple seagulls hanging out on the house one bright, sunny morning
Much better were the 6 hawks resting on an old barn silo one day when I didn't have a camera. That photograph is my white whale. anyway, Jared still got a kick out of the seagulls
The boys having some fun in the kitchen
Our littlest is so close to walking now
Don't bump your head on the table little man
Our wonderful boys enjoying a nice late-summer day on their porch bench
Visiting Aunt Debbie and Uncle Chuck's cabin, here we see Jared and cousin Samantha ready to get underway on the boat
Aunt Debbie and cousin Ethan up to speed
It was a little chilly, but what a perfect northwoods evening
Jared taking a hand at fishing for the first time
Wait, I feel something...
Jared catches a fish on his first trip fishing!
No records here with this little marlin, but how bout that for my boy?
Btw, did it just get dark?
Devin and Mama getting ready for a trip on the boat the next morning
Gots to protect da baby!
Jared and Ethan disembark onto the sandbar, toys at the ready
Devin and Samantha playing ham for the camera
And without fail, little D grabs for the nearest electronic device he can
Jared and Ethan hanging out in the water
More lake fun
Chuck and Ethan wander down the beach a bit
A couple more years D, then you can head out there too
Jared and Ethan heading out to open water. Just kidding, it's still right near the beach
More water fun
On the way home we stopped at Junction Valley Railroad near Frankenmuth. We didn't even know this place existed
As you can see, it's a rideable-scale railroad that goes through a few acres of adventure
Mama and the boys getting ready in the hopper car
Daddy and the bear ready to get this train started
It was pretty cool, but I have to say, everything in this place needed a new coat of paint
There's the "lake" filled with "water" that the train circles around
Halfway through the trip, the train stops so you can get out and play a bit or just grab some snacks...
...as we see Jared about to partake
Here's a shot of the playground. Like I said, everything needs a bit of cleaning and some paint, but the price was reasonable and the boys sure had fun