Saturday, February 7, 2009


We're about half way through our trip to Michigan.

Desi did well on the plane. He only fussed a couple of times, and when he did, it was short and quiet. The guy next to us commented that he was a good traveler. A flight attendant, who briefly held him while I set up the stroller, threatened not to give him back.

It is very clear that Desmond loves his great grandparents. Here is a quick video of Des and Great-Grandpa Pankow. I apologize that it's sideways. I stupidly forgot that video doesn't work like photos (IE: I can flip them later) until I was done. But, I liked the video too much to delete it.

We met up with Aunt Debbie today to go out to St. Claire Shores to see Great Grandpa-Zettel. We busted Grandpa Zettel out of the hospital he was in and hiked it over to Aunt Debbie's daughter, Jennifer's, place where we hung out for a bit with them, Sarah, her fiance, Alex, and Caleb, Jennifer's son. Got all that?
My dad got into town today. On Monday, courtesy of the very wonderful Uncle Brian, the 4 of us (Des, me, Grandpa, and Great-Grandpa) are having our photo professionally taken. Who knows when the next time will be that 4 generations of Pankows are in one place together.
We were also going to take some time to go see Shaundar's grandfather outside of Ann Arbor, but, sadly, he passed away the week before we got here. Shaundar's Aunt Jennie (frequent commenter on the blog) is in town handling his affairs, so we will trek out there tomorrow to see here.

Here are some pictures to tide you over, for now.

Great-Grandma slipped my kid some booze, or something.

With Grandpa

With Great-Grandpa

With Great-Grandma

Playing on the floor with an 80 something year old Great-Grandpa.

Shaundar, Jason, Grandpa Z (with Desi) Sarah and Jennifer

Des and Caleb

With Great Grandpa Z

With Aunt Debbie

With Great-Grandpa Z...and, hat hair.

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