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Fire Starter

Devon was so helpful last time we made backyard marshmallows that this time we mostly let him run the fire pit by himself. He’s really proud of his wood chopping skills: After a few too many marshmallows and glasses of juice (and wine), our backyard party advanced to the point …

Hurricane Season

Hurricane Devon landed near Lake Huron this weekend — he was wild and unpredictable for two entire days: The fault is probably ours — we let him watch CNN coverage of the storm. He’s really into storm chasing and calls CNN “the Hurricane Movie.” We did take a brake from …

Storm Chaser

We’ve been seeing lots of wild weather this week even in our own back yard. Devon loves it — he’s a tiny storm chaser. When the storms roll through he wants to go outside with his camera. Gusts of wind blow in his hair and he shivers with excitement: Once …

Catnapping

As it turns out, Jasper was not a stray kitty despite looking all mangy and scrawny when he showed up on our …

Jasper

Devon named the stray cat Jasper. In the morning, we take him outside to smell the flowers. “I love you kitty,” Devon …

Found Cat

We were still unpacking our bags last night when a stray kitty came up to say “hello.” He followed us around like …

Blue Mountain

We spent a week in Blue Mountain running up and down the cliffs. Devon got to go on the roller coaster that …

Clippers the Eclipse

After naps on Monday, we rushed over to see the eclipse at MacGregor Point. Devon was pretty excited: “Mom, don’t look at …

MacGregor Point

Our tiny camping trip at MacGregor Point this weekend was amazing: Devon made camp fires, splashed in the lake, got kissed by …

Beach Day

We’re all so excited to be outside this weekend — especially Devon. It was drizzling lightly this morning, but that did not …