Sylvia Turns 6

Sylvia is now 6!  I love Sylvia’s facial expressions in these present opening pictures.



Waiting for her cowboy, Cassidy, at Trail Dust Town.

On the train ride.

About to eat some cowboy food.

You are not allowed to wear a tie at the Pinnacle Peak Restaurant.  Notice the ties hanging up.

The servers made quite a loud entrance when they came over to our table to sing to Sylvia and cut Joey’s tie off.  Sylvia took cover under the table but we were able to coax her out in time to be sung to.

That Joey wore a tie even though Sylvia had been warning him for months.  She didn’t want him to come with us to the restaurant because he had a tie on.  While we were eating, they came and cut his tie off and told him to never wear a tie in their restaurant again.  Afterward Joey asked Sylvia, “Why didn’t you warn me!?”

We enjoyed watching the Gun Show although Sylvia had to ask us if the guys were really hurt…or, dead.

Horse cake by Nadine’s Bakery.  Luke pointed out that it is pretty gross that we would be eating the mud and horse poo.


Sabino Canyon

We took the shuttle up Sabino Canyon with our kids and stopped at a nice secluded swimming hole.



While Joey and Luke were fishing in Utah, Isabel, Sylvia, Hazel and I decorated the man cave.

This is the best before picture I could find.  Notice the yellow walls and red floor.


My computer programmer needs a good place to work from home.  Isabel made the Man Cave mug.

I put his old beat up Karl Malone poster in a frame.  Not sure how old it is, but judging by the tight pants and tidy haircut, it’s probably from quite a few years ago.

Didn’t get a good picture (it’s dark in the man cave) but here are the framed Back to the Future Movie posters.

LOVE this.  Delorean!

Some memorabilia from when Joey was a strapping young lad.

No man cave is complete with out a man’s favorite blankie and teddy bear (Mark by the way.)

Since these pictures were taken we’ve added some of Joey’s old high school basketball trophies, little league trophies and these classic light switch plates.  If you ever visit Joey’s man cave you better know the rules, or rule: No saying “excuse me” when you fart or burp.

The Magical Land of Patagonia!

Downtown Patagonia!

A carrot in each hand.

Going to watch the hummingbirds.

Signing in.

Not only were there hummingbirds, there were…

Lots of fantastic insects, arachnids, and such.

Isabel and I staring down the hummingbirds.

Little guys!

Sugar Fund!

Patagonia Lake

Next time we’ll bring our swim suits.

Grandpa Joe, Joey & Luke Joseph

Here are photos from the annual father, son/father and son fishing trip.

From what I hear, Luke’s a pretty great fisherboy.

They each caught at least two or three a day.

Luke is working on getting his fishing merit badge for Boy Scouts.  In order to do that, he had to learn how to clean and cook his fish.

While the boys were gone we had a weekend long girl party, but the only pictures I took were when we fed the pigeons.

Sylvia wanted to take one home for a pet.

choo choo

This face is why we call her “baby Joey”.