Sunday, May 22, 2011

Happy Sunday

Leland told me this morning, "You know Steve..."

"Don't call me Steve, Leland."

"OK, whatever, dad... Anyway, you like never post anything on your blog anymore and the people who look at it are like why doesn't Steve post anything anymore. You should totally take a pic of me and post it on the blog so you like don't lose readers."

"OK. How about a photograph of both of us?"

"Whatever ... if it is like really important to you or something I guess you can be in the pic with me. Just don't like make stupid Steve faces like you always do."

"Leland, don't call me Steve. And since when do I make 'stupid faces?'"

"Whatever father, just take the pic already."

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Linsey's been at this for less than 9 months so far -- but you'd never guess it. She's a spectacular and absolutely natural mother. We love you very much.

While Linsey is great and all, there are some other mothers I'd like to say hello to today as well:

Mary Tait: thank you for your constant love, selflessness and devotion. You're one-of-a-kind and I'm glad your mine...

The Wueppers-in-Law: You did a fine job raising Jeffrey and Linsey (not to mention the rest of the brood) and have now (although hesitantly) taken in a son-in-law and will welcome a new member of the family in July. Thank you for your love and kindness.

Cassandra: when Maisy finally enters school, you should apply for jobs in emergency management. Four kids is a lot of work, especially when living in a foreign country. (Although, having a live-in servant is probably making it a little bit easy.) But anyway: I've always admired the way you raise your children -- for the most part, you do it with a smile while maintaining a vibrant personality. Love you.

There are others, too: Kara and Kim Tait, for instance. We love you as well.

It is hard to imagine how we'd handle these kids if you weren't there to help raise them.

It would probably be something like this...

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Random Video from Farwell

Elizabeth Park.

The entrance to Elizabeth Park is just less than a mile from our apartment. On nice evenings -- which are rarity this spring -- we like walk there and look at the scenery, which includes various water fowl, Down Riverians and the occasional teenage couple sneaking away to enjoy some secret kisses.

We've never shown you guys what this park looks like. So we will now:

An American flag near the northern entrance of the park.

Leland enjoying the fresh air. Notice the hood: it is still necessary even though it is early May and the sun was shining.

Linsey and Leland.

Some kayakers.

Leland having trouble with her hat.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Leland in the kitchen

It's been a while.

We'll try to be better.