Sunday, June 29, 2008

Climbing Now Too

Well, the boys have been strolling for several steps and now they have taken to climbing up to the upper level of our fifth wheel trailer. We have a large bunk area and bathroom in that area. The boys climb all the way up, scream, play, and then climb back down (about a two foot drop if they miss the big step down). Then we take them to breakfast and Rinse. Repeat (climb, scream, play, climb down).

The is pretty ominous today with thunderstorms predicted. We still plan to take them into the lake again. Odds of a lightning strike have got to be pretty small.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Well, I guess we swim and walk now!

The boys both took some steps tonight, and then promptly fell to their hands and knees. They laughed and had a great time. We got some great video of Donovan taking a few steps. Hayden was already tired out by the time we got the camera. I figure they will be strolling all around by next week.

Swim? We don't even walk yet.

Call me crazy but I decided to take the boys to this cute wading pool at the park behind our myself. These are the only pictures I got because I spent the rest of the time trying to keep their face/head out of the water.



Did anyone get a good picture of Donovan and Hayden at their B-Day party? I am trying to do a photo thank you card (late I know, give me a break) and here is a sample of what I have to choose from....

Thanks! Melissa

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Laundry Baskets -

In celebration of Former Alderman Mike McGee's conviction for bribery and misconduct in office, the boys decided to get stuck in the laundry basket.


Sunday, June 22, 2008

Good Bouncer For Sale!

Multiple height settings. $15.00 (Purex and Cat Litter not included).
Send me an email if interested at kgulya@ yahoo . com

This chair was meant for climbing on to get to the couch, and that's just what we'll do . . .

Friday, June 20, 2008


The Redneck outdoor bathtub up north--an inflatable tube, a table cloth, the outside shower to the camper and no shame!
Get back here now before you float away!
The great escape (but they are going the wrong way . . . you can't climb out through a closed window)!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Unfortunate Happenings

Keep Grandma Carol (Kyle's mom) in your thoughts and prayers. She fell from a wall in Honduras while on vacation and broke all her ribs on one side, her clavical, and she collapsed a lung. She is in the hospital in Myrtle Beach for several days. Mom, make a quick and full recovery.

Also, keep our friends Jenn, Mike and Maddox who live in the Iowa City area (Coralville) in your thoughts. Right now, their home is not in imminent danger of flooding, but most of Iowa City, including the University (which is their employer) is faced with devastating floods.

A good portion of southern Wisconsin was damaged by the recent flooding. Fortunately, we have been spared any damage, but our thoughts go to those who have lost as they rebuild.


We have had an interesting week. Melissa took the boys to Wausau to help prepare her Grandma Lucy's property for an estate sale. Grandma Sue and Melissa took the boys out one afternoon. When they got back to Grandma Lucy's house, the boys were still sleeping. They decided to let them continue sleeping in the car. Unfortunately, the car doors locked with the boys and the keys inside and of course with 80+ degree heat.

So, Grandma Sue made a few phone calls to Grandpa Dan and Melissa's cousin's husband Tony, the Wausau PD and to OnStar (since the car was a Chevy Trailblazer). Needless to say, Grandma Sue didn't subscribe to OnStar, but she was more than willing to subscribe to get the doors unlocked.

The call to OnStar was anything "commercial" like. It went something like this:

"Hello, this is OnStar!"

"Hi, my dear grandsons are locked in our car. We don't subscribe to OnStar, but we'd like to subscribe if you can unlock the car!"

"F%&# uou for not subscribing to OnStar!"

"Well, we'd be happy to subscribe, we just need to know what to do . . . after all, you could unlock the car remotely once we subscribe . . . right?"

"Well, to subscribe to OnStar, you need to be in the car and pushing the OnStar button. But, I guess you are screwed, because you are locked out of the car. Maybe you should have continued that trial subscription . . . ."

"Oh, well we will just push the button with a stick by jamming it through the opening the window. We are pressing the OnStar button, is anything happening?"

"Nothing is happening. Are you stupid? Don't you know how to push a button? Maybe you shouldn't lock yourself out of cars."

- Law enforcement arrives and speaks to OnStar!

"OnStar, can you unlock the door, since a law enforcement officer is now here?"

"We won't do it unless the police are there"

"Ma'am, I am the police. Please unlock the door."

"Oh, well we can't unlock it. Sorry, I guess you will have to smash the windows. But don't be surprised if OnStar responds to report a possible theft. Thanks for calling OnStar. If there is any way we can help you rot in hell, then please press the OnStar button."

By this time, Dan and Tony got the window open and the Boys were safe. Our thanks to Grandpa Dan, Tony, and the Wausau PD (very courteous officers). No thanks to OnStar.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Good Buddies with Popsicles!

Dinnertime Shenanigans

I just can't explain some things.

Hayden refuses to eat anything for dinner unless it is covered in marinara.
Wrong way Donovan.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Breakfast Communication

Clap, Clap, Choke!
Hyperviolent Hi!

If anyone wants to judge us parents, then I present Exhibit 1, 2 and 3

We have two very happy little men in our house now! Swing time, all the time, every time!