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September 21, 2011

Cheeseburger in Caseville 2011

Every year there is a festival near my hometown. It's called Cheeseburger in Caseville and it's a 10 day event that draws lots of people and festivities to the small lakeside town called Caseville. This was the first year I'd ever gone to the festival and it was unique and fun and Rachel (despite teething) had fun, too!

We stayed with Grandma and Papa in their brand new camper. 


We had a cheeseburger. 


We went to the health fair and picked a duck....


...and spun the wheel for a prize. 


Here are some chairs lined up for the Parade of Fools.


We saw some floats, and this neat mini semi truck. 


Papa helped Rachel collect a few beads. 


I found humor in this sign. Maybe you will, too. 

We went to the fire department to learn about fire safety, bike safety and we toured the fire truck, got a bike helmet for free and an ID card. 

This is Andy, the Ambulance. He talked to the kids and moved around. Rachel is tickling him with the help of grandma.


Grandpa sat at the kid's table for dinner.


We did not want to get our face painted. Or any other body part.


The train at the campground was very popular. Rachel went on 3 rides in one day. 


We had a lot of fun at the beach!



September 16, 2011

Helping Dad

One of the items on our to-do list was to make a crawlspace screen to allow air to flow under our house in the summer. It was on our list for a long time and one day I picked up the supplies and was going to tackle the project by myself. Thankfully my husband took charge after I bought the materials and knocked it out rather quickly one Saturday morning. But not without some help of course.

 She marks the wood, just like her dad.


She helps to hold the wood while he saws...and she makes more marks.

September 12, 2011

Cruz comes from Indiana

After the first rainy race day, Cruz and his mom, Heather, came to visit us from Indiana. They were 'passing through' on their way to a family function in Flint, and crashed at our house for the night. Cruz is 1 year younger than Rachel and he loved our dog Rockwell. He would watch him and laugh, crawl toward him and often use his body/fur to stand up!



A bath was in order for the kids and this was the first time Rachel had a bath with a BOY!

Rachel thought Cruz was pretty cute and the two of them played well together. She enjoyed laughing at him a lot. 

September 07, 2011

Drag Racing in Martin, MI

Since we had something going on every single weekend in August, I'm behind on my blog. Rachel and I were fortunate enough to drive on a Saturday to watch her dad drag race in Martin, only to spend 5 hours at the track, dealing with on and off rain, drying and re-drying the track and then going home without seeing anyone race. We returned on Sunday, not too ambitions about driving the trip again, but were grateful to be able to see some races and to see her dad win some money.

Trying out her new ear protection.


Posing next to her dad's race car. 


Smiling with Daddy after his win!



She loves to sit in any car and "play." The Gremlin was no different.