Monday, August 25, 2008


The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot.
Michael Althsuler
Some things never change...but in the life of 5 little kids, almost everything does...daily! As the days fly by....there are some parents out there doing a darned good job of piloting! Way to grow, all of you! You make us proud!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Our little dots...

Grandchildren....the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation!
Lois Wyse
Photo shoots...Friday night fish fries...
birthday guys are our one last chance to act like a kid before they accuse us of being in
our second childhood!

Uncle Kevin

Checking in from the East coast....Uncle Kevin, you still look good in blue! You've changed a lot since your senior picture!>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Friday, August 22, 2008

The Kids of Summer

Summer 2008.....squirt guns, swimming suits, baseball, baseball, baseball.....long, lazy days filled with laughter and sun tan lotion and bug spray. Running through sprinklers...chasing butterflies...throwing pop pops....munching snow cone treats from Grandma's snow cone maker...or "stickie ice" from the freezer! These are our kids of one.....wet, wild and ready to rumble!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Cousin Camp 2008

How do two grown adults and five young children spend one of the last summer weekends before school starts? Cousin Camp! This was the fourth annual event, and brought back by popular request, in spite of the fact that Grandpa said last year at the close of camp.....never again! This years camp, Camp BanJoe , complete with the addition of a camp counselor (Tyler) and an art director (Kim) was even bigger and better. Grandpa's yearly water creation was a huge success....Grandma's crafts had vastly improved from beaded necklaces (not a huge hit with the boys last year) to rain sticks and mosaic stepping stones. We included our own version of the PGA competition at the local mini golf course, and Kim and Bill joined the fun on Sunday as camp counselors at a local water park. We added to this a little butterfly chasing, some basketball shooting, an annual Sunday pop tart and root beer breakfast, and our first attempt at home made ice cream.....and produced one fun filled, fight free ...."totally wicked" Cousin Camp weekend. Five tired, but happy children left for home on Sunday afternoon, already planning the event for next summer. Enjoy the pictures......leave us a note with some ideas for the Fifth Annual BanJoe Cousin Camp...and we're now accepting applications for volunteer assistants for the 2009 season!