Visiting the Monroe County Fair, here we see Jared getting ready to ride the Swinger, or as I like to refer to it as the "Vomitator"
Devin's got a couple years yet before he can dive into rides like that
Up, up and away!
Whee, I love it Daddy!
Here's a shot of Mama and the boy riding the Scrambler
Jared exploring the funhouse
Mama and Jared about to ride the Chinese dragon mini-coaster
Devin was such a good boy, though he did get sick of being in his stroller after a bit. Of course, who wouldn't with all this happening around you?
There they go down the main hill of this massive roller coaster
Jared exploring the animal displays
Hello Mr. Turkey, is your name Thanksgiving or Christmas?
The fair has a neat little permanent mini-train too
Very cool, of course we had to take it for a spin
Here's a shot of the engine
Jared signing up to be a deputy Sheriff for our county. Respect his authoritah!
Climbing the stairs for the Fun Slide (Where do they come up with these fantastic ride names?)
Devin has had enough, time for a nice relaxing afternoon nap
Big brother sure hasn't though
Here he goes working towards his learner's permit
This is cool Dad, can I drive home?
The big boy back on the Swinger
This time Mama gets in on the fun
Our pride & joy enjoying a nice big cardboard box
A few pages ago I promised some penguin shots from the Toledo Zoo
Well, here's one now, enjoying a nice refreshing swim
Here's the rest of the clan relaxing on the penninsula
In the new Nature's Neighborhood area of the zoo, they have a little squishy baby pond
Devin LOVED it
Daddy and Jared visited the Michigan Reniassance Festival as we're apt to do annually. Here we see the Queen blessing the upcoming games
The blue knight represented us
The Lady of the Lists directing the games
Full contact jousting, the highlight of the faire
The Lady reprimanding the purple knight for a foul
Our knight advancing for battle
First the green knight falls
Then the red
Jared posing with our champion!
Visiting Gigi's in wisconsin, here's Daddy with his little one, ready to mow the lawn
Now a shot of the littlest one wanting to help too. Soon enough son, soon enough
The boys playing with some Thomas trains
Here we are at Wisconsin Dells, visiting a place called Lost Canyon
It's a cool, horse-drawn ride through some very cool rock formations
The guide was pretty cool too, cracking jokes here and there
Some of the passages were very tight
Some places in these caverns have not seen direct sunlight for millenia
Also, local indians used this area as a meeting place and shelter in years past
Visiting the Riverside and Great Northern Railway
Jared violating the hands-in rule, but what a cute shot
Devin loved it for sure
Daddy and his train-loving boys
Gigi feeding her littlest great-grandson some yummy oatmeal
Time to go home, but we'll be back soon!
Back home, our little spartans taking a rest on their bench
Jared enjoying a nice P-jelly lunch in the boys' playhouse