Thursday, April 3, 2008

More pictures from the Easter Trip

moving the basketball hoop up to the play structure meant Dad didn't have to pick up the monkey every time he wanted to make a shot. He just took a shot, and then slid down the slide to get the ball again.


Meanwhile, Mr. Baseball and his cousin built a "log cabin" out of a stack of firewood and old branches.


Our first day at Nana and Papa's house Nana helped the Monkey try out a little bike that belonged to Aunt Amy when she was little. I guess that makes this a vintage ride (those are genuine handlebar streamers, not replicas).

Self-tinting lenses: one of the great marvels of modern optometry. How do they do that?



The rope swing at Jason's is not for the faint of heart.


"Ba! Ba Ba! Ba!"


The spoils of the hunt didn't last long (especially because parents have access to easter baskets)


The monkey has just recently started saying "Da Da Da!" when he sees me. He's turned into quite a dada's boy.

Pa made a special recording to go along with this book--a gift for Mr. Baseball.



We fed the horses several times while we were there. Mr. Baseball wanted each horse to get his fair share.



The queen bee doesn't like to drive. But after a week behind the wheel of this 2007 Mustang, she started saying things like, "I could like a little red sports car to drive on my own." We reserved a compact car for the week, but the one the rental company offered us smelled like cigarette smoke, so the QB asked for a replacement, and this is all they had. Fun for a week. The designers were decidedly not thinking about small children when they planned the back seat.

6 comments:

mayday said...

That is my dream car! I love those stangs. You luckys!

Brittany said...

Joey,

It's been a while! You guys look like you're having a great time traveling the world. It's really fun to see where everyone is in life and congrats on your happy family.

Brittany

Alex said...

Hooray! I love the pictures, especially of your little monkey-the slide, the ball, the trike. They are so adorable. And can I also just state the obvious? Aubrey looks old! The last time I saw her she was a little girl. Wow.

Tyler & Monica Runia said...

Joey!

Great to hear from you and get a glimpse of your family! Looks like you guys have your hands full with that "Monkey" and "Mr. Baseball!"

Anyways... About 6 months ago, one of the Therapist I work with, brought in a BUY Alumni magazine. At the Time "The Secret" was a hot topic and frequently talked about at our work. The Therapist said... "Hey Ty, check out how the law of positive attraction work out for this guy!" I looked down only to see Joey Franklin with his unmistaken smile wearing a Wendy's hat an shirt. No one at work believes me that I know you. Huh.. Can I have your autograph? :)

Once agian it was great to hear from you. It will be nice to be able to keep in touch.

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