Sun, 31 Dec 2017

Closing Out 2017 In The Snow

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Sun, 23 Jul 2017

Little Boy, Doing Little Boy Things

Aerosmith plays as things explode in the background
a big smile krakens ahoy!

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Thu, 05 Jan 2017

Jake’s Cake

We really liked the way Jake’s birthday cake (from a little over 2 weeks ago) turned out.

A little red cake scooty

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Thu, 01 Dec 2016

Some Time Shortly After Robots Destroyed The City’s Highway System But Before They Helped Rebuild It

As they will do.


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Mon, 05 Sep 2016

Labor Day Picnic 2016

Burgers were roasted, corn was eaten, little boys played with bubbles.

Aunt Carolyn, Jacob, and Mommy
Aunt Carolyn, Jacob, and Mommy.

Jake with bubbles

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Tue, 26 Jul 2016


Jacob @ Michigan Science Center

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Wed, 20 Apr 2016

Second Childhood

the little hoop

One of the best things about having a very little kid as an older parent is getting to re-experience all the most fun parts of childhood: getting a new toy, visiting Santa and the Easter Bunny, etc.

The little guy will be coming home from nursery school to see this one, and I can’t wait.

outside on his cycle

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Wed, 17 Jun 2015



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Sun, 24 May 2015

Jacob Helps Out At The Flower Stand

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014

Jacob Feeds Himself Ravioli in Sauce

...there are repercussions.


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Wed, 30 Apr 2014

The Jacobean Fro

Let’s just say that genetics provides us a challenge here.

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Sat, 14 Sep 2013

My Green Shirt

I was getting ready to put Jake down for his afternoon nap and he decided to pose a bit for me, so here’s your daily dose of cute.

My new green shirt

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Wed, 11 Sep 2013

Jacob Experiences Ice Cream

Just about as cute (and as messy) as you would expect.

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Thu, 26 Jul 2012

Bailey Says Good Morning

Also, he wants to eat your shoe.

read more after the break...

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Sun, 10 Jun 2012

Misty Settles In

This picture is a few weeks old, but I forgot to mention we have a new bunny.


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Sun, 18 Sep 2011

Adventures in Amusing Pet Behavior

When we selected Bailey at the pet store, he was in a cage with 3 or 4 other small rabbits. They were all cuddled together at one end of the cage, as small mammals tend to do. I realized quickly that it would ease his adjustment to his new home if he had a companion in his cage when we brought him home.

We stopped at a Dollar Tree on the way home and bought a very small stuffed animal, a brown puppy (it was almost exactly the same length as Bailey at the time.) We placed the stuffed puppy into his cage before we put him in it, with the hope that Bailey would think it was another bunny.

Sure enough, after a few hours, we noticed Bailey cuddling up to the stuffed puppy. We were always careful to keep them together — when we took Bailey out of the cage to take him somewhere, we’d bring the puppy too. Over the next few days and weeks, as Bailey grew larger than the puppy, he continued to be very attached to it. If we gave Bailey timothy hay, he’d always drop a few stalks next to the puppy. He pulls the puppy around the cage to keep him close.

We bought him a stuffed elephant yesterday from the same store where we got the puppy. It’s the same size, from the same company (so it’s made from the same fabric).

And Bailey is terrified of it.

He grabbed his puppy and took it over into the opposite corner. He’s keeping them both far away from this weird new intruder. We’re going to give him another day or so, I think, to get used to it before we give up.

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Sun, 04 Sep 2011

Bailey Stares Out of the Window

Apparently, cats aren’t the only pets who stare out of windows.


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Wed, 06 Jul 2011

Welcome Home, Bailey Higgins



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Fortune finishes the great quotations, #21

Shall I compare thee to a Summer day?
No, I guess not.