This guy is trying to enjoy peace and quiet while we bounce around in the house. Poor cat.

Lets call a small child clinging to my leg, asking me not to leave, a bonding experience.

It's looked stormy all evening, but there was no rain. So that means fun at the park!

World of Warcraft Classic launched on Monday and I caved to nostalgia and signed up today. The experience did not disappoint. There were people running everywhere, you could hardly complete quests but honestly, it was so much fun. The sever where some co-workers are playing was full, so I just created a new character and ran around doing stuff I remember, since I've played primarily horde in the past.

I had a lot of fun and look forward to goofing around over the next month.

My parents came out for the evening to watch the little one and have a fun sleep over. He was a little skeptical at first but quickly turned around and was excited for a new adventure.

We met some of my coworkers and their families at a park today. The little one had tons of fun. We came home and after a break he was ready to go again.

 We stopped by the Grand Rapids Public Museum to see the maker faire. It's wasn't as big as it has been in the past, but I think that's due to issues that Maire Faire proper has had this past year.
 I did introduce the little one to classic tetris, which he did not like at all.
We also wandered around a bit downtown, since it was a beautiful day out.

So this is out. It's...weird. I tried playing it a bit on lunch at work.

It's nice to live near nature trails, where we run across deer and other animals in the morning.

Found this pebble in my pant cuff after a walk at lunch.

This thing is still going strong and I keep filling it with candy. People occasionally ask me if it's filled with halloween candy, but for the most part people just eat and I refill.

After work, the little one and I spent some time at a nearby park.

 In the morning we met some friends and the kids had fun at the park, although it did start to rain. That shortened their running around time for sure.
In the afternoon I worked on taking apart the MC2 pixel purse and getting it working with an arduino. I was able to get up and running pretty quickly with some default code from adafruit.

The little one's betta fish is still going along, having a good time.

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.