Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Friday, January 25, 2013

One less appointment to keep!

Joe loving Zingerman's after a 3-hour doctor's appointment at Kellogg Eye Center, Ann Arbor. I'm happy to report that Joe has graduated from the center and will now only need to see the family optometrist.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Monday, January 14, 2013

Feeling the love from MSU hockey players....

Last semester Chris had 2 MSU hockey players in one of his classes. By coincidence, the entire MSU hockey team volunteered at the all-abilities trick-or-treat that Joe attended last October where we saw these 2 students. I am sure they were surprised to meet Joe, but never said anything more about it. Today, Chris found a hockey stick in his office that the students had every member of the hockey team sign for Joe. I know I can be a hard-boiled prof., but this really choked me up.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

First Sleepover!

race track before breakfast.

the boys playing in the morning.

Joe at dinner with his friend's family

Joe has been asking to have a sleepover with a friend since this past summer.  It has been difficult to find a friend who is able to sleep at our house, and further complicated because Joe's best friend is a girl.  It was very exciting for him when Jackson invited Joe to sleepover tonight.  For the past couple of days Joe has woken up and said, "today is Thursday, on Saturday I will ride a horse and then sleep at Jackson's house."  The night is here and Joe has left with Jackson's family for dinner at the Pizza House and then fun and games at Jackson's house.  All my fingers are crossed for good night!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Watching the Home Team

Emma, Joe, Chris at the MSU women's basketball game v. Penn State.

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Baby Luke and Emma

Nature Walk

Emma, Joe, Jack, Paul
Joe and Jack

Emma, Jack


Friday, January 04, 2013

Cousins visit!

Jack and Joe

Luke, 6 months


Emma, Jack, Paul, Joe.

There they go!

Emma, Jack, Joe, Chris

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

New Year's Day

                                                        Tamales for a prosperous and joyful new year!

Mom's Laptop


Emma is ringing in the new year with lots of sleep overs.  This one was at our house.  Joe joined the party early in the morning when no one was awake.