Herrel Visit

The Box!

This weekend we were fortunate enough to be visited by the Herrels! They arrived on Friday and left Monday morning. Highlights included a pizza adventure, soccer games, a visit to a pumpkin patch, and Leah & Lucia’s birthday party.

Visit from the Hyland Clan

This weekend, my parents, the Donleys, and the Beinkempers ( sans Will) all made the trip to Des Moines. We spent most of the weekend hanging out at our house, but enjoyed a few outings to the East Village, Ledges State Parks, and The Machine Shed.

Exploring Boston

Today I took the day off work and we explored Boston.

The day started with my favorite parking spot of all time. They had special parking for trucks, up on the curb.

We headed into Boston on the T. You know I love the public transit. I don’t think we have any pictures of the way home, when we got stuck on the train for 45 minutes because of an issue with another train.

We found the Freedom Trail in Boston Common.

Susan and the littles enjoyed some time on the lawn.

We stumbled up on the Wacky Chad show, and I got to help him onto his unicycle.


We stopped for gelato and cannoli in the Italian area – I forget what it is called.

Our last two stops were the Paul Revere House. . .

and the Old North Church, where the lanterns were posted. The Trail continued, but we did not.

Back at the farm we had a lovely dinner with Adrienne and the kids enjoyed the barn swing.

Egg Adventures

For breakfast this morning, we had eggs fresh from the chicken.

In a separate incident, Elliot was carrying a chicken and it ejected a soft egg, mostly onto his leg. He took it like a pro.