Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

a BOT on the WAWA

 It was a gorgeous night for a boat ride. Abigail is great! She sat very still on my lap most of the time.

 Pointing out some TIRP-TIRPs (birds: chirp-chirp) to Daddy.
 Helping him drive the boat...
 Waving to Grandpa and Grandma!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Just like Daddy

Abigail grabbed her chair and her "babies" and sat down to watch some professional football one Sunday afternoon... just like Daddy. It was cute so he just had to snap some photos of her. 

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A Strange Visitor

We had been playing outside all evening and Abbi and I headed inside to do the typical bath and bed. Derek stayed working outside. I could tell something was up when I could see a vehicle parked in front of our house and it wasn't moving on. It was dusk so it was easier to see me upstairs in the bathroom. I heard the doorbell ringing but I couldn't leave a child in the tub alone! I ended up calling Derek on his cel phone to come and get the front door. 

What had happened: a neighbor driving by saw a Great Blue Heron wander into our open garage and was trying to alert us. Ha! I quickly finished up bath time and brought Abbi down to watch the bird. 
 He was stubborn. Derek tried to "drive" him out with a golf club (great pun huh!) but he didn't care. He jumped and climbed all over our stuff, countertops and finally the shelf. He eventually wandered out the back door and through the neighbors' backyards. All of which made me yelp with excitement, which made Abigail cry. Poor girl. Wet and scared... it took her awhile to stop shaking. 
 Then about an hour later.... da-da-dum... we heard rustling on the front porch and he was back! 
 We think he slept here, on our bench, the rest of the night. Strange visitor huh!?!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

A walk by the beach

Grandma and Grandpa VZ were camping at the beach over Labor Day weekend so we headed out to see them. After eating an Oreo... (do you think she liked it?)... we headed for the pier.  

"HaT! Papa! HaT! Weeee..."

Friday, September 2, 2011

Spartans Opening Game

The day before Michigan States first game Derek scored 4 free tickets from work. 
 It was a perfect Friday evening! Only the 10th night game ever played. (most of the Saturday college games were rained out!)
 We called our friends from college. Matt is Derek's old roommate and Courtney is a State alumnus. We were so lucky that we could both find sitters so quickly!