we have been in batavia for about a week and a half. it’s mostly been very chill. we will stay through the weekend and then on memorial day, we will pack up and head over to letchworth state park for two weeks. i’m looking forward to it. but, here’s what’s been happening in batavia for the last 10 days or so…
there was a bit of excitement one day when someone noticed a squirrel dangling from a tree branch. a small crowd gathered to try to free him. it looked like he had some fishing line caught on his tail that had then gotten caught on a tiny twig on the tree. folks were trying to reach branch cutters out and hurl anchor lines over the branch. finally terry got his gun and shot the branch, freeing the terrified rodent, sending him plummeting to the ground and scurrying off into the brush.
biking at the county park. this was after anna bit it in the parking lot and bloodied both knees, elbows, and her chest. she’s tough. on the way back, we rode trails instead of road and both kids did fantastic. there’s mountain biking hope yet!
yesterday, we took the kids to the post office to apply for passport cards so we can roll the rambling road show into canada. it was a long process and the kids weren’t super cooperative. and i have these commemorative photos to remember the day by.
after the long passport morning, isaac and i rode to buffalo to test drive and purchase this bike we found on craigslist. it was a little more expensive than we had planned to spend, but it’s a pretty sweet bike and so much better quality that what we would have gotten for that amount brand new. he loves it, but might need to grow an inch or two to truly be comfy with it.
anna ended her day with a little fishing. all on her own, she captured a sunfish with her net. and then used it for bait (she put the hook through it’s belly. gruesome.). and caught a giant bass. she could barely lift it, but managed to flop it onto the dock, and derek came to the rescue to unhook and hold it for a super fisherman pose.
and that brings me to this morning. 🙂