He was a little chilly this morning on our walk.

Had a class at work today, which comes complete with a book as home.

We took another early morning walk and ran into more deer.

We were out again early today. The little one is starting to rise earlier and earlier, which means we can start taking our morning walks again.

The four year old and I went for an early morning walk and interrupted some deer on a nearby nature trail.

This awesome LED matrix in a purse was super cheap online ($10) so I picked up a few to hack, ala this cool article from Adafruit.

the plastic shell of the M2 Pixel Purse is pretty gross, but if I was a little kid (or had one, which I do) I'd think it was neat.

 We drove out to Pickerel Lake this morning for a hike.
We did a 2 mile loop, which was long for the 4 year old but he made it.
After we stopped for lunch and some playtime at Townsend park, which has a nice set of playgrounds.

We stopped by the Kent County Youth Fair. The little one was fascinated but reserved. He very much did not want to ride any of the rides or pet any animals. But looking at the chickens was ok!
He also loves to have his photo taken, so anytime there's an opportunity he makes one of us pose with him.

We mailed letters today. He had a lot of fun decorating the envelopes and dropping the mail off at the box.

We spent part of the day at Frog Hollow, where there were tons of other kids.

This kid is just having an amazing time! Another day with his grandparents and uncle means bouncing off the walls showing them everything he can think of.
His grandparents read him a few books, he played some games, and had a fun time.

It's been a busy Monday. We spent time at John Ball Zoo.
Lots of walking around and looking at different things.
We played some games in the house.
Including video games with Uncle Jeff.
After everyone left he insisted on trying more Minecraft to copy his uncle.

My parents and brother are in town for a few days and Quinn is loving every moment of it.

It's been a nice afternoon. The little one insisted on staying indoors since it was "too hot" which meant I could sit out on the deck in relative peace.

Still really enjoying Fire Emblem. It's nice that the Nintendo Switch is portable so I can take it with me anywhere.

He was less motivated today, but I still got him to kick the ball around. The sun beating down on you at the end of the day can be pretty hot and exhausting.

I have played this game so much. It came out last Friday and I have over 20 hours into it. I absolutely loved the other Fire Emblem games I've played and this is particularly addicting. A very nice balance between combat and building up your characters.

Today is the 10 year anniversary of our first date! To celebrate we went out to Chili'swhich is where we had our first date.
This little guy had lots of fun too.

I have the day off so why not do something fun? We went to Chuck E Cheese to see how it was, since Chris and I haven't been in ages. The little one had fun.

It's a beach day today! We spent a few hours at Millennium Beach enjoying the sun and the water.

We had fun drawing Harry Potter houses all over the driveway today. Sidewalk chalk is fun!

Today is the start of a new porch. The contractors came by late today to rip out all of the concrete.

He's still having fun, although it is difficult to focus so late in the day.

It's a good day to be out and about.

We had delicious watermelon at work today!

After the heat and humidity of last week, yesterday and today have been absolutely beautiful.

 We spent the day on the east side of the state today. The first stop was the Oslund household.
 The weather was great. Uncle Jeff grilled and we could sit out and enjoy the cooler weather.
 Next up was Grandma Karath. We brought her some cupcakes to help her feel better.
Quinn had a great time with her. He had an elaborate game in which they were in a secret cave and there were all sorts of special scanners and gadgets. She had a great time with him and his imagination.

We spent a big chunk of the day today at the beach. I went out with a co-worker and her son, plus we met one of her friends there. We had a group of 4 kids and they all had a blast.
This little guy was the least interested in swimming, but he did have fun wading in after a few hours, just like last week.

This morning was a bad morning for the network at work.

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.