Monday, March 24, 2008

Happy 80th Papa Winnie!

Today is my grandfather's birthday. I can't believe he's 80. I have been so blessed to have this man as the head of my family. He is gentle, caring, rational, honest - just plain amazing. I have never heard anyone who has anything but respect for him, whether they worked for him, supervised him, befriended him, or met him in passing. I cannot imagine my childhood without him being at my games, band / chorus events, school functions - anything that meant something to me. I have now been lucky enough to see him at my childrens' games and events.

I look at how close this family is - how much we mean to each other and enjoy the time we spend together, and I know that it is because of the man he is, and the way he loves his children. Your values have carried through several generations, and all of our lives are better because of it.

Love you, Papa!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Daddy's and Daughters

I'm a little jealous that Dan got to go to a Father Daughter dance with Maddie. I wish there were Mother Son dances around here :(
But look how gorgeous the girls look with their handsome dads. That's my niece, Auri, and her dad, Derek.

This handsome guy has also made appearances. My Papa Winnie. Believe it or not he's turning 80 next week! And ladies - he's single!

Here's handsome Max. Those eyebrows are so expressive. They have been from our first glimpse.
We're turning him into a farmer. Max and Peanut. Both tiny, but full of personality
And my boys. They are trouble :)

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Baby Bunnies

Maddie and Auri each have a bunny and they both live at my parents' house. We thought they were both girls. Here's proof that they aren't :)
We're bringing the third from the right (speckles) and one other one yet to be decided home with us when they are old enough.

Thank goodness Max is an animal guy. He loves the doggies and the bunnies, and the goats,
and. . .

Myles has a hard time with the concept of "gentle" so he just looks closely.

Maddie wants to name the other bunny we take home coupon. I'm not sure why, but that's my Maddie. (Her name preference will probably change tomorrow).

They are just too stinkin' cute. Ang, you've gotta come see these things!
The mother bunny is doing a very good job of feeding, cleaning, and taking care of her babies. And the father bunny already has a vet appointment :)