A few years ago, nearly every male in both James and I's families got a Calvin and Hobbes anthology for Christmas. While I find them entertaining enough, they hold a special place in the childhood memories of James and the grandpas and uncles. They weigh a gazillion pounds so are stored on the bottom shelf of our bookshelves to prevent an inevitable collapse. Matthew discovered them a few weeks ago and since then he sometimes disappears for 20-30 minutes and this is how we find him (though for this pic he was using it as a distraction while he brushed his teeth). It's a silly thing but I think both James and I get a kick with sharing this with a new generation and secretly hope Matthew eventually reads all 80 lbs of these!
The transition from May to June is always a weird one. I've gone from having very little to share to having too much! Though next year our "busy" season will be bookended by the school calendar, for now we've been using the bookends of gorgeous weather to kick off our summer season! Early June is also the season for our family's now annual pig roast at my cousins which is another great way to kick off the summer!
James took the kiddos to the museum early one morning while I had a prenatal appointment. They had the Yellowstone room practically to themselves and had a blast!
After our second weekend of working in the yard, I got a call from Uncle Matt as he was on his way to grandma's. He and I have been discussing how he wanted to take a Wyoming trip and a Montana trip this year and somehow I got it in my head he wanted separate trips. However, when he called the Sunday of Memorial Day, I realized that there's no way he was going to be one state away with grandma and I wasn't going to maximize my time with him! 15 hours later I was on the road to Wyoming for a week! Before we left, it was haircut time for a certain little man who got his first "buzz like daddy":
Of course we also had to stop and ride the jackalope!
This was just day one of our trip but as I have a newly planted garden to water and a game night to finish planning I will close here with the promise of more pictures of Uncle Matt (he thought I took too many but I completely disagree!), a roasted pig, grandma and some cousin cuteness. Assuming you all already got a look at the bathroom beaver, I'm thinking my next post may be 100% taxidermy free which may just be something to look forward to!