Thursday, June 28, 2012

Someone Had a Birthday!

Someone just turned four. He spent the morning carrying our old broken steamer around to show us how strong he is now that he is a big kid who is four. Indeed, we were very impressed. 

 Remember this from another birthday? It's too small now. 

 A picture of Mr. Z blowing out the candles on his fourth birthday, so many moons ago. Check out his sweet threads. 1982 FTW!

More pictures of birthday festivities to come. 

Thursday, June 14, 2012


Monkey is home from school for the summer, and Mrs. Z and Monkey took a big shopping trip yesterday to  stock up on birthday party supplies. Mr. Z was talking to Monkey when we returned, asking him where we had been and what we had done. Monkey told him we had lunch at 'Chick-will-A' and that we had been to Target. I asked him what other store we had been to, and he said, "Goodwill!" I said, "That's not the name of the store. What's the other store name?" He answered, "Badwill?"

(It was Meijer.)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Baseball Game

While everyone was in town for Great Grandma M's funeral, we took the chance to do some family things together. Aunt B, Grandma and Grandpa T and RHCR joined the Monkey and his keepers for a baseball game. You can look at the evidence and decide for yourself whether we had a good time or not. ;)


Monday, June 4, 2012

Great Grandma M

At the beginning of May, Great Grandma M passed away. She was 93 years old and lived a very happy, full life. Over Spring Break Monkey and Mrs. Z went down to see her and had a lovely visit, which is when these photos were taken. In May we visited again. We were all able to say good bye and she was surrounded by family in her last weeks. Monkey handled the funeral quite well - he especially enjoyed playing with his cousin and second cousins and aunts and uncles and Grandma and Grandpa T. Even now, weeks later, he will turn to us and say, "I'm really sad that Grandma M died. It makes me so sad about that."