Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Beach, Bike, and...

Just a few more pictures to share.

"Saving" cousin Alex's life.

Mimi is impressed.

A bike ride with daddy!

Jack is going fly fishing with my dad and cousin tomorrow. I think he is ready.


Monday, August 12, 2013

Ocqueoc Falls Outing

Today we visited the only recognized waterfall in the lower peninsula. It is very small, but fun to swim and splash in.

Jasper and I worked up an appetite with al that swimming.

Back at the house, Jack snapped this cute photo. I wonder what he is thinking about?


Sunday, August 11, 2013

First Boat Ride

Although Japer has been on a ferry, I think today he had his first true boat ride. When you're in a rowboat you can actually feel the waves and you have to wear a lifejacket, that's real boating. He did very well. Jack was trying to get him to sit on his lap, but Jasper insisted on being in the center seat. My dad took a few laps with the motor on, Jasper smiled a little bit and waved at me once. Once on shore, he tried to steer Jack back to the boat. Later in the day, he spotted the rowboat and said, "Mine."

A post-nap ride in an inflatable boat.

Here is Jasper mowing his grandparent's lawn about a year ago.


And here he was mowing this morning. This boy is getting so big!



Friday, August 9, 2013

Farm Boy

These pictures are from a couple of days ago. Today we'll be traveling to pick up Jack after he flys in to another town. I think these picture are much better than any images of us packing and cleaning today.

He loved the chickens. I had to stop him from entering the coop.

The love was not reciprocated.

Jamie wanted Jasper to meet the sheep she raised on a bottle.

I think he liked the chickens better.

A little summertime swinging.


Thursday, August 8, 2013

Trains and Trucks

Our friends lent us a mini Thomas the Train set. He loves it.

Mimi and Grandpa took Jasper to see some trucks after dinner. I think it was the highlight of his day.

I don't know what "easy control" is exactly, but I looks like serious business.


Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Puddle Runner

It rained this morning, but then the sun came out. This pleased Jasper and Mimi.

We also had a visit from a friend who brought over an inflatable guitar. It was a big hit with Jasper and his grandparents.

Jasper is on a "drum" in this photo.
Singing the ABCs.



Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Monday, August 5, 2013


Our friends have a great little playhouse in their backyard. You have to take a ladder to get to it, so it was up to Mimi and Grandpa to help Jasper. They played with him too.

Then we took a walk to the river.

Later that evening, Jasper and I found a cicada at his great grandma's house. He may have been a late bloomer, it seems a little late in the season to find one. He looked alive, but didn't move one bit.

As night drew, I noticed fireflies in the yard. I pointed them out to Jasper, but he didn't really get into them. Maybe next summer...