A transplanted Southern Californian living in North Dakota Idaho, with some insights on life with deaf dogs, a gluten free spouse, and the occasional mischievous garden gnome. Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Family Visit

We've been busy preparing for the upcoming school year here at the Deaf Dogs and Benevolent Gnomes homestead.  Back-to-school prep and harvesting the late summer bounty in the garden was work enough, then we had family come for a week to visit!  My sister, brother-in-law and my two awesome nephews, 2 and a half, and 8 months, all visited last week.  It was great to see them and we had a blast, but I'm still recovering.
Our awesome little nephew Jacob will be the focal point of many of these pictures since he's pretty cute and all.  Plus you want to see a little kid trying on cowboy hats and hugging people, not me.   
We took every opportunity to tire out the little tyke, including having him run up the dyke wall.  For the record, no they didn't roll back down the hill.  Cookies surely would have been tossed. 
We picked corn near Cavalier, North Dakota.
Alycia and Jacob posed in front of the aquarium at the local Cabela's store, always a must see for folks from out of town.  
And Alycia got to spend some quality time with awesome little(r) nephew James.  It was a very good, but tiring, week. For childless folks like Alycia and I, it was quite an assignment keeping up with two vigorous youngsters.


Caley said...

What adorable little people! And you all look like you are enjoying time with them. Perhaps you will branch out from deaf dogs?

Karen said...

Jacob looks downright adorable in that hat. And I think your readers would enjoy photos of both you and Alycia trying on cowboy hats and hugging people, too, just saying.

Did running up the dyke wall tire Jacob out or not? There are many exhausted parents of toddlers who would appreciate this vital information (Another demographic who would benefit from a study of this type would be babysitting grandparents.) Our own research is sadly well over twenty years old, and probably not accurate.

And there is an aquarium at Cabela's? Wow, one just opened in Green Bay, looks like date night on Friday finally has a destination.