Tom with his Grandson, Dash
excerpts from DashMartin.net
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October 28, 2005
Gee it's been a week. After about four days "going it alone" at
home with Dash, I said to Leigh "I'm not smart enough for this.
Let's bring in some help. Bring in some experts." So we
brought in Mom and Dad Stokes on Monday night. They
have been a tremendous help, even though Grandma Stokes doesn't "gush"
quite as much as I think would be appropriate.
Monday, September, 11, 2006
Visiting Grandma and Grandpa Stokes
We visited Grandpa and Grandma Stokes in Elk Rapids over the Labor Day
Dash was good on the plane on the way out. He slept the last half of
the four hour San Diego-Chicago leg. The Chicago Traverse City flight
"Final Boarding Call for Traverse City" caught us a bit off guard as
Dash was pantless and I had perhaps the biggest and best Gyro sandwich of my
life in one hand. Leigh "held the door" at the gate while I
managed to get Dash in his new umbrella stroller with one hand. Unable to
strap him in one-handed, I had to pop a wheelie to keep him from falling out; my
face covered in Taziki sauce as if it were shaving cream.
Dash flirted with the flight attendant in the last row of the second
leg. Grandma and Grandpa were waiting at the airport.
The next day Dash continued his walking practice in the Stokes' lake
house. Not being very baby-proofed (little need) Dash was like a bull in a
china shop, a clumsy fragile bull negotiating hard unyielding china. We
were about to rename him "Bash." His forehead lost its new
moguls soon enough.
Of course, we were all thrilled to be together, but it was also the first
weekend of college football season, so you know what Dad and I did a lot
Gus joined us to meet his nephew (the Stokes get a new family member every 26
July 2007 Traverse City Airport
our typical "oh, yeah, forget to get a group shot"
April 2008 Grandma & Grandpa Stokes Visit
Grandpa and Dash in a helicopter mockup on board the USS Midway.
Dash sitting in a trainer jet!
Grandpa and Dash at the very tip of the aircraft carrier.
Grandma and Dash at Legoland.
Kili sacking out with Grandma...
Bye-bye at the airport.
Christmas 2008 in Tucson
March 9, 2009 San Diego
|Grandma and Grandpa Stokes came and went. We boated
March 24, 2009 Tucson
Went to visit Grandma and Grandpa in Tucson one last time before they head
back home. Will post a picture soon.
Have I been complaining too much that Dash can be a monster sometimes?
Before you judge me too harshly,
April 2010 San Diego
August 2010 Traverse City Airport
April 2011 - San Diego
August 27, 2011 - Elk Rapids, MI
|The requisite, last-minute "hey, I
don't think we have any pictures of all
of us together" shot.
June 30, 2013 Elk Rapids
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