Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The proper way to ship a toddler

Make sure you use plenty of packing peanuts before closing the box. Those things are very fragile.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Don't mess with grandmom

Geez, you make one joke about sewing and she flattens you with one punch. 

(OK, OK, she was measuring me for a school play costume. But I thought it was funny.)

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thanksgiving recap

Before Thanksgiving dinner:

After stuffing yourself at Thanksgiving dinner: 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

How to handle leaves

First you rake them.

And then...

And then...

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Train trip

We got a chance to catch up with Tyler at the Baltimore Train museum last weekend. Good news, they still have giant trains there!

This was Emma's first chance to ride on a train, so we had to ease her in slowly. I has her watch the model trains for a while so she understood what we were getting into. 

The train ride through Baltimore was awesome, even though the train didn't go as fast as I wanted it to. But it was super hero day at the museum, and Dad said the train wasn't even running. It was just being pushed by Superman. So I guess that explains it. 

Iron Man and a bunch of other super heroes were on board. I gave him a high five, but I really didn't want to shake hands with Poison Ivy when she stopped by. It just seemed like a bad idea. 

Afterwards, Tyler and I showed Emma more model trains to explain to her everything that happened. She tried to climb in a few, but she's really not that small anymore. 

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Making sandwiches

It doesn't sound tasty to me, but...

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Cool autumn nights

Maybe we should just stay here and watch movies all day tomorrow, just to be on the safe side.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Hamming it up with Pop Doyle

For a minute there, he though maybe he'd only hold either Lexi or me. Don't worry, we straightened him out. 

Monday, November 7, 2016

Monkey bars

These things ...

... are kinda ...


Friday, November 4, 2016

Autumn at Sandy Point

Jonathan and I got a chance to visit Sandy Point last weekend, a beautiful beach on the bay not far from home. It's not as much fun as Grandmom's shore house by the ocean, but it's still pretty awesome. 

Jonathan was excited because you can see the big big bridge right up close from the beach. Dad tells me that's not its real name, but, look at it. That's the only name that makes sense. 

I wanted to go swimming, but Mom and Dad wouldn't stop the little waves from moving around so much. So, instead we dug in the sand and threw rocks in the water, which is always a blast. 
And Jonathan found even bigger rocks to go climbing on out over the bay. I wanted him to throw one into the water to see the splash, but he said they were too heavy and Dad wouldn't let me try. Spoilsports.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Baby in a basket

I mean, what were you expecting? At least it's a clean baby in a clean basket of laundry.