3: Daddy-time = Wrestling and Tickling
4: Clockwise from top right: Ben sets the table for a special meal that he's preparing for us; Daddy's home!; our annual visits from the duck couple; trying to make strawberries, yogurt-covered raisins, celerly and peanut butter, chicken patties, lettuce, banana slices and raisins a little more fun to eat.
6: Look what MY daddy made for me!
8: S | O | C | C | E | R | "ROAR!"
9: Sitting out is no fun. | Cheerleaders!
11: I have to sit out AGAIN!? I do not like sitting out!
12: Shane and Connor were standing on the sideline and cheering, "Go Ben! Go!"
13: Ben stole the ball and then drove it down the field! Go Ben! Go! | Ben plays a great defender, like his Dad did when he played soccer.
14: "Well done, son. Well done."
15: Coach Julie congratulates the team and says to "Pat yourselves on the back!" Ben pats Shane on the back instead!
17: Why is Ben only wearing one shoe? Because out of all the places he could have stepped, he stepped in the biggest cowpie this side of Ohio! Mommy used Wet Wipes, a sink and sanitizer to clean the shoe as much as possible.
23: Uncle Scott got spinning tops on a trip to India for Ben and Megan. Ben enjoyed his right away. Uncle Scott said he wants the picture below on a mug.
24: Family from out of town came to see Megan as a jester in Cinderella (with the Miami Valley Ballet Theater company).
28: Aunt Iyore gets cold easy, so she "wore" a blanket and Laura's jacket.
30: This was Laura, ready to nap, immediately after everyone left to go home to Fort Wayne, Florida, Columbus, and California!
40: Daddy's Little Girl - Always!
41: Photography by Megan and Ben
47: Pool time with the Moores before Fairfield's fireworks on July 3!
48: Rolling Hills Baptist Church has games, treats and fun before fireworks viewing in their parking lot.
50: Uncle Scott and his favorite nephew on July 4th.
53: The neighbors put on an unexpected, brilliant fireworks show on Independence Day! The kids watched from in the pool.
54: Swimming with the regular Thursday gang.
57: Wait! It's over already? | But it's only been four hours!
59: Megan invented an easier way to mop using two sponges and two hairbands. | Megan performed in her summer dance camp's recital of a couple of Annie songs. "It's A Hard Knock Life" is what she's dressed for here. Ben dances around afterwards in the dance studio. | Ben's masterpeice on the peg boards that his great-grandma Lamb used to have in her house in Muncie.
60: The 3rd Annual
61: Krumpe Family Luau
65: Allie was the winner - by a nose!
76: Ben got to hang out with his old buddy, Roman, on a visit to Rolling Hills Swim Club. | The Knotts girls' cousins join a Thursday swim.
79: Megan heading off to her first day of third grade! | At the bus stop, first through fourth grades. | Ben has some fun on the dining room table before the first day of afternoon kindergarten. | Super Kindergarten Student Ben!
80: Ben shares a narrative with Daddy while waiting for the bus. | Daddy came home for lunch and to see Ben off on his first school bus ride.
81: Ben was the only one who rode the bus on the first day! Parents were required to accompany their children to class on the first day of school, so other kids rode with their parents. Ben's mom drove seperately and arrived before him. As soon as he got off the bus, he found the pirate map sign to symbolize Room X, Mrs. Hoffman's pirate-themed room. He was to meet his teacher at this spot everyday upon arriving to school on the bus. | This is what happens after the first week of school and an evening of DVD movies while relaxing on Mom and Daddy's king-sized bed!
82: Looking a lot like Daddy! | Diane and Laura at lunch during the Deeper Conference weekend in Newport. | Ben's Fort Wayne cecada collection in fine china. | Putting on a circus in the basement. | Fort Wayne.
83: Spending a morning with Leanne, Ashton, Ella and Adelyn while Megan is at school and the daddy's are at work.