Friday, July 25, 2014

Thursday, July 24, 2014

One Year

Hard to believe it has been a year since Mom passed away.  It feels like yesterday and forever at once.  On the bright side, the flowers we planted for Mom's Day look nice.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

At Work

Yea.... he was not much help at work.  It is not easy trying to get a press release out with this 'helper' in my office!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Growing is Hard Work

Niko is in a growth spurt right now... lots of eating and lots of spontaneous naps.

Friday, July 18, 2014


Our grape and cherry tomato plants are starting to yield tons of treats!  This was tonight's haul... and I think we will have around the same amount tomorrow!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Visit to Niko's School

This is my amazing videographer, David!  Here he is interviewing a group of eager kiddos (Niko is on the far left.)

David and I were invited to speak to Niko's school about TV production.   One of my most favorite things about my job is that I get to run a TV station and I couldn't do that without my amazing co-worker David.

 David interviewing more guests.

We had a great time!  Thanks for having us!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Spray Ground

We went to the sprayground up north over the weekend.  

 Niko ran right in and had a great time.

Ryker was a bit leery, but finally warmed up to the idea of playing in the water.

The kids had a great time!  This sprayground is located in a park and free to the public!  Sweet!  We will be back.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014


Godfather Mark came to visit over the weekend.  We tried a new microbrewery just north of us.  Here is Mark trying to show Niko how to balance a fork on to ketchup. 
Godmother Shelly also came over to visit and much to Ryker's delight, gave him porkchops to eat while swinging.  :)

Friday, July 11, 2014

More Penguin

'Take a picture of me on the elephant!' 

Trying to play with the Frisbee. 

Blinks every time.  You can see that they are priming the penguin for a new paint job at Penguin Park.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Springs

We met up with Monica's kiddos for what is becoming our annual trip to the waterpark.   We had a great time and I think we should do this more often!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

New park

We visited a new park over the weekend.

Niko liked the glider.

Very pretty lake with tons of geese.

Someone really liked pointing to the geese and saying 'quack-quack!'


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Pool Time

On Sunday we enjoyed the weather after working in the yard.  I brought out the way-too-small baby pool for another hurrah.

Too small, but still lots of fun.

Nothing better than a beer after working in the yard.

 Mommy & Daddy selfie.
Water balloons!

Stay Classy!

More water balloons??!??! 

Niko liked popping the balloons with his mouth.


Ryker liked pouring the water over my foot.

Ahhhh.... summer time.

Monday, July 7, 2014

House Facelift Update

 Over the long weekend, I did quite a bit of work on the front of the house.  I repainted all of our exterior lights from aged white to metallic black.

Here are the light bases of the lights.  Yea.... I was lazy and did not detach the lights from the house.  I just did a good job of covering up the house to keep the overspray in check.

Here are all 6 light globes disassembled and all the parts repainted.  

Here is the finished results!  This is the center light and the house light in the back ground.

The garage light base.

With the globe.

Large door light.

With globe.

 I have always wanted a house with a bright red door.... 

Here is my dream door with a 5-year-old dressed in winter pajamas blocking the view.  Niko loves fleece PJs.... yea.  It is over 90 degrees outside.

And my new door.

Lots of work left to do....  I repainted the front door, light fixtures and all of the trim I could reach with my ladders.   The rest will have to be done when I get the scaffolding.