Entries from July 2009

Pink Bows — Not Just for Little Girls

Date July 22, 2009

Alana has quite a collection of hair ornamentation. When we went to the farm a couple of weeks ago, she wore a large pink bow. You can see it on her head as she spreads corn for the deer: You can see it on her head as she chases Carson on his bicycle: If she’s [...]

Developing Some “Junk”

Date July 21, 2009

Benton is really enjoying baseball this season, and he’s developed into one of the most consistent and accurate pitchers on his team. Unfortunately, he’s not one of the most powerful pitchers at the same time. Last season, he singlehandedly “invented” the off-speed pitch — realizing that a slow ball can be as hard to hit [...]

Fishing on the Farm

Date July 20, 2009

Bob has a small pond with plenty of fish on the farm, which makes for good fishing for youngsters.

Brotherly Bonding Via Spuds and Hairspray

Date July 19, 2009

Another couple of pictures from our trip to the farm last weekend.

Don’t MESS with Your Little Bro’ When He Just Got a Mohawk

Date July 16, 2009

Not posed at all. Carson really was considering decking Benton (he didn’t). What else would a responsible parent do but take a picture?

Summer Cut — Carson Style

Date July 15, 2009

Carson opted for a bit of flair with his latest haircut — provided by Julie over our weekend in West Virginia.

Caption this Picture…

Date July 14, 2009

We got a handful of photos that really sort of defy description over the weekend. And, we’ve done “Caption this Picture”-type  posts before (I’ve actually added it as its own category on the site), and we’re due for a couple more! Very simply, we provide a picture and see if any of our dozens of [...]

Pie Just Tastes Better When Cast Iron Cookware and Coals Are Involved

Date July 12, 2009

We headed to West Virginia this past weekend, which, as usual, should trigger a handful of blog posts. Benton is a fan of Dutch oven cooking, so we spent 30 seconds while we were planning the food for the trip trying to think what a good coal-fired dish would be. We pretty quickly got to: [...]

S’mores, anyone?

Date July 5, 2009

A Relatively Plain (City) Fourth of July

Date July 4, 2009

Benton had a sleepover birthday party tonight, so we were down one kiddo. We met up with the Pages in Plain City for fireworks. We realized these were the first professional fireworks that Alana has seen (we think). Her hand got “stuck” (as in “mouth-open-in-amazement-all-other-movement-ceased” stuck) in that bag of Ritz Bits for a bit [...]