Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Big Boy

Stephen's hair was literally getting in his eyes, so he got a haircut.

Thursday, July 19, 2012


Yesterday we got a rabbit. Her name is Emmaline.

Swim Lessons

Luke went off the diving board, by himself, without a life jacket, three times today!


Stephen likes to suck his thumb. For now, it's very cute!

He has started to pull himself up on things and people. He's not so good at getting back down safely.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Summer Vacation

The Holy Transfiguration Skete in Eagle Harbor, MI

The lovely gardens at the monastery

Another view of the monastery

Matthew in the garden

Nicklas and Michael in the garden

Luke and Brendan

Nicklas and Michael, Luke, Brendan, and Matthew

Stephen and Kira

Lake Superior from the monastery garden

Luke in the garden

A rose trellis in the garden

Jacob's Falls near the monastery

Brendan exploring the Falls

Luke contemplating them

Matthew cautiously climbing in

Luke, Brendan, and Nicklas at Quincy Mine in Hancock, MI with their cousins Joshua and Annabel

Luke, Michael, Nicklas, and Brendan all decked out for copper mining

The fire truck at the Fourth of July Parade

A neat old car at the parade

Nicklas and Grandma watching the parade

Stephen exploring during the parade

Nicklas, Michael, Brendan, Luke, and Matthew on the shore of Lake Huron after we crossed the bridge to get to the lower peninsula of Michigan

The Bridge!

Papa-Great (Great-Grandpa Standfest) with Michael, Brendan, Stephen, Luke, Matthew, and Nicklas

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Yesterday, Stephen figured out sitting up! He has a very creative way of doing it. He gets himself up on his hands and feet and then plunks himself backwards onto his bottom. He was sitting up very nicely when I started taking this picture but he saw the camera and wanted to get it.