Today is his first night of soccer starter, which is teaching the soccer moves before being on teams.

The little one wanted to decorate his room to be spooky, and this is what he came up with.

Ran into a turkey and her babies this evening at the park.

We took an early morning walk today, since we were both up early. That let Chris sleep in a little.

We spent the day at the beach in Grand Haven. It was so busy and I'm glad we arrived before noon and had packed lunch.
It took about two hours before the little one would get in the water. He's still not a fan of water in general and definitely not cold water that might splash his face, but we're making progress.

We picked up a small paint sprayer yesterday so we could seal the deck this weekend. It's finally been dry enough to put a waterproof clearcoat after powerwashing several weekends ago.
 Chris did all of the deck work while I entertained the little one.
He was especially impressed with a boardgame I'd backed on Kickstarter that arrived today. Trogdor!! I was a huge fan of Strong Bad emails in the early 2000s so I absolutely had to back anything with Trogdor in it.
The little one really enjoyed the premise of the game (which I explained but we did not play together), which is to play the dragon and burn things. He loved the little figures and the fact that the cards have a burned and unburned side.

It's super hot out but this guy wants to have a blanket on him.

I got up early today and made everyone french toast. Yum!

My car thinks it's very hot out. It's not 100 degrees out, but I'm sure it feels like that on the sensor with the sun shining on it.

This is actually quite tasty on salads (I don't like dressings).

These now live at my desk at work. I was afraid they'd melt in the sun in the car so I brought them inside.

Little one and I spent a fair amount of time in and out of the house today. The weather is so much nicer today than the last several days.

We met up with friends at Deer Tracks Junction. They've really expanded since we've been here - their parakeet enclosure is much larger.
 The kids had a great time with the birds.
 The little pigs are still cute as ever.
They spent a lot of time climbing all over the different structures, going in and out of the playhouse, and racing ducks.

We went out shopping to get some fresh strawberries and I whipped up some strawberry shortcake.
In the evening we lit some fireworks.

Today is the 4th of July! We spent several hours at a local city's 4th celebration with a friend and her family. The little ones had a great time together!
In between afternoon rainstorms, I managed to grill some food for everyone.

It's another warm day. I think it hit 90 degrees. Being within walking distance of the splashpad is great.

It is so hot out! Perfect weather for the splashpad.

They gave our department at work new computers. It's...impressive.

We've had these bricks buried under grass and moss for ages. After finishing up power washing the cement patio and deck railing, this was next on my things to attempt to tackle. We've always known they were there, but we didn't know there were so many or that they were so red! It took awhile and I'm sore, but I'm glad it's done.

It's been a day of the two of us alternating powerwashing the deck. It's been way too long since we did it last time so the deck is overdue.

It's nice work near a pita house again. The one downtown closed so the last several years there weren't tasty gyros to be had at lunch.

So. Many. Geese.

The latest adabox arrived today and it's a little handheld gaming device. You can load games other people developed or program your own!

He found a pack of mustaches...

Corinne stopped by this evening and we had a blast together!

The little one and I spent yesterday afternoon and all morning today working on this small section. It's not much, but at least it isn't weds anymore.

It was superhero day at John Ball Zoo!

It was very foggy this morning on the way to work.

I played a bunch of Horizon Zero Dawn via remote play on my pc today. This is a neat feature and I wish all android devices were supported instead of just Sony ones.

The little one had to tuck these guys in before he'd go to bed.

We've dug up a fair number of rocks over the last several days, so we decided to try to do something fun with them.

The little one and I ran around doing yard work this evening.

We spent Father's Day on the east side of the state with family. First off was visiting the Oslund side of the family, playing with toys and uncle Jeff.
 And of course hanging out with Grandparents!
 Next was stopping in to see Grandma Karath. She had tasty cupcakes!
And lots of tickle and cuddle sessions for her little grandson.

We spent the day out and about running errands and picking out Father's Day gifts.

Testing remote play for the PS4 on my laptop.

The rain is back. It's been raining all day.

It was not a productive day at work today. My computer is dying a slow death.

It's sunny again! And warm! Hooray for beautiful weather!