Friday, June 13, 2008

Checking in

According to the last post, it occurred 6 days ago. We were at IKEA, OhCountess and I were enjoying a little quite shopping for furniture and the kids were off behind the curtain, from what sounds like a really fun play area.

We've been so busy, I was trying to remember all the stuff we'd done and seen and shared. It's been quite a time recently.

We are getting ready for our first family airplane vacation. I've travelled for work many times, and near as I can tell, that's a completely different adventure. Last year, we had a wonderful time travelling with the Bodie25 family, but that was by car. This time, the whole clan will be travelling by air. I'm pretty sure, my heads down, headphones on travelling persona will be missing.

To remember where we've been and what we've been up to lately, I went to something far more reliable then my brain. Seems, I have a camera. I do shoot a lot of pictures for their "artistic" value and rarely share pictures of the family, but it dawned on me...why not share some of the more smiley pictures here.

This first picture is one of the OhPrincess girls standing over something very special to me.

When the Mall of America was built, it was built on the site of the former home of my beloved Minnesota Twins. There is a plaque on the floor commemorating the location of the former home plate.

Every year, since OhPricess was born, I've dragged the family to this spot for a picture. It plays out like a time capsule on my desk. I've saved every one of these. Man, how they've grown.

As you can tell from OhPrincess' face, she's done this before. Too bad. Dad's in charge of this one. Someday, maybe they'll appreciate it as much as I do. Doubt it, but I'll still cherish this one.

We've also had a lot of family stuff going on lately. Graduation parties, birthdays and what's that? Is that a baby? Yep, its our new niece! I don't think her big cousins could be more excited. I know OhPrincess2 couldn't wait to hold her.

Last but not least are just photos I've gotten that show, even here in the Midwest, kids like to have fun.

This weekend looks like the time I might be able to get caught on some blogger type things. I've been tagged by Greg, and actually have that started.

I've started a bunch of other posts of varying topics. I've gotta catch up on some Father of Five reading. The storms look to continue here in the Midwest. Should be fun. I'd like to try and photograph some lightning. Anyone else want to stand outside with a camera?

More soon!


Sandy C. said...

Those are beautiful shots! I love the idea of taking a photo at home plate each year. I was just thinking about doing something like this with our daughter now that we're planting roots in a city.
Careful in those storms!