Saturday, July 30, 2016

Technology lessons

First, I'm teaching her the game on my tablet. Next, I'll teach Emma how to facetime with grandmom without Mom and Dad getting in the way.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Hairstyle experiment, part 97

Pigtails by Mom. I think I can work these. 

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Too much cuteness

At first this was just put on because we knew it would be a good photo, but Jonathan is soooo comfy...

Friday, July 22, 2016

Exercise time

100 leg lifts and then we hit the dumbbells. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Baking cookies again

I'm getting pretty good at this. We should really make cookies more often.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Hanging out by the pool

Even when I'm not in my bathing suit, this looks cool. 

Friday, July 15, 2016


I'm ready for something. Not sure what yet, but it's something. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Catching the big one

It took Ollie and me hours of fishing in Grandmom's back yard, but we finally bagged this guy as he went swimming by. 

(There's an reasonable explanation why there's no swimming pool or body of water visible in this image, but it would take too long to explain right now.)

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Climbing higher

Boy, you really can see more from up here. No wonder why Jonathan likes it so much. 

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Following Shane's lead

Shane has the funnest game ideas ever.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

A trip to Hawk Falls

As part of our week up the Poconos, all of the boys (and Mom and Aunt Beth) hiked down to Hawk Falls to see the giant waterfall there. My favorite part was climbing on all the rocks. And there were a ton of them. 
In fact, we had to walk across some of them to get across a river. Sure, we could have used the bridge nearby, but Dad said he refuses to acknowledge that it's even there and only the weak use it. (He seemed really angry about a 15-foot long bridge ...) Anyway, the rocks were more fun.

Tommy and I couldn't believe how nice the woods were. Everything was so quiet ... which made it easier for everybody to hear us talk.

We climbed over so many rocks at the top and the bottom of the waterfall. At the top, the cliff was so steep that Pop had to hold on to me to make sure I didn't fall over. I don't know why he was worried. There was plenty of water at the bottom, and I'm becoming a great swimmer.

We even found a little time for tossing some rocks in the water, which is always a ton of fun. Don't worry, we left a few stones on the bank for the next time we visit.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Poconos trip 2016

I'm up at Grandmom's house in the Poconos again this week, so you know what that means -- Fishing with Pop! Shane caught this sunny right before I caught a six-foot swordfish. We let him go, of course. I didn't actually measure it, but Pop said something about the best part of fishing being a good fish story...