Entries from April 2009

Easter Weekend at the Farm: Grandpa’s Birthday

Date April 15, 2009

Two cakes and five grandkids singing you happy birthday ain’t bad.

Easter Weekend at the Farm: How Long Did You Think I Could Stay Away from an Alana-Centric Post?

Date April 14, 2009

When she saw the first post I put up recapping last weekend, Julie commented that she was impressed that I managed to not lead with Alana. I decided to really show her a thing or two by  holding off for many posts on that front. I made it to the third post before I cracked. [...]

Easter Weekend at the Farm: It’s River Time!

Date April 13, 2009

It’s spring, and it’s been a wet spring, so the river at the farm was deeper and faster than normal — the various gravel bars that are generally above water or at least wadable were well submerged. So, Brett hauled out the inflatable raft. Eldest grandkid first — Tyler demonstrated how it’s done: Next, it [...]

Easter Weekend at The Farm: Potatoes

Date April 12, 2009

I’ve just uploaded 30 photos from our weekend in West Virginia…and I’m struggling to figure out how to break them up for a series of posts. Going with the, “If you don’t know where to start, start anywhere” approach, I’m going with “potatoes.” Potatoes. As in “potato gun.” Benton and I made one a couple [...]

“Of COURSE you want to watch us crash Legos, Grandma!”

Date April 6, 2009

Benton + Carson + Alana + Cousin Markus + Grandma-recovering-from-hip-replacement-surgery + Benton’s Flip Ultra video camera = Video shooting, editing, and posting to YouTube all by Benton. I don’t get the last part.

Spring Break 2009 in Review

Date April 2, 2009

Here is a very brief review of Spring Break.  Our trip started on March 20th when we headed out to Charlotte, NC to see family.  On Sunday, March 22rd, Tim returned home while I headed on to Virginia to help my mom, aka Grandma Marilyn, recover from back surgery and see more family.  All the [...]