As summer winds down and the start of school stares down at us, we turn the page to August with a picture of Michael, decked out with in his North Dakota State Bison hat, which I got him for his birthday, and his MIT t-shirt, which I got him for Christmas, posing in front of the bison at Brookfield Zoo.
As we kick off Michael’s birthday month, we look back at a collage of him sleeping in cars during the previous year. After contracting COVID late in 2020, his energy levels have been a bit off, and he has had a tendency to sleep way too many hours in the day. Including on our way to the Museum of Science and Industry, a tilt between the White Sox and the Red Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field, and Purdue/Northwestern football game at Wrigley Field.
After a year stuck at home thanks to corona virus, my first sporting event of 2021 was a trip to Indianapolis to see Purdue play in the NCAA tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium. This month’s picture is from that trip, with Danny posing in front of the inflatable March Madness sign, before we were both disappointed by the outcome of that evening’s contest.
After a year of old pictures thanks to the corona virus murdering 2020, we are back in the game with next year’s calendar and, now that Christmas has come and gone, we can unveil the cover to this year’s calendar gift, given annually to my mom and sister, and made up of pictures I have taken throughout the year. Lack of travel made getting pictures of Angelina difficult, but between last Christmas and this Thanksgiving, we were able to make it work. As in year’s past. the calendar was produced by the good folks at Shutterfly and we will unveil each month’s photo(s) on the first day of the month throughout 2022.
This year’s cover features Angelina, Danny, and Michael masked up as we visited the primates from South America at Brookfield Zoo.