Tuesday, September 9, 2014

A Perfect 10!

After sitting on the sidelines of so many sporting event, Q finally got to do one of her own!  Quinn and her pal Audra McKenna started "Almost Me" gymnastics and Mini-Hops!  
She was REALLY excited about her leotard.

On the monkey bars, when the teach first tried to help her she put her hand up and said "No thanks, I got this."  She made it to the first bar. Gotta respect her independence!  (Sometimes...)

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Fitz Goes to Kindergarten!

Harrison has eagerly been anticipating the first day of Kindergarten since last year.  After exploring several school options, we decide Glen Lake Elementary was the best fit for us.  Harrison couldn't be more excited!

The day before the school started, he had a 2 hour Kindergarten orientation.  He was very excited to learn his buddies Carter and Solomon were in his class.  

 He woke up at 6:30 and wanted to leave at 7:00 for school.  When were thinking he wouldn't go to his usual before school child care the first day but he REALLY wanted to go early so we did.
 A good sign that we ran into Principal Bodey walking into school. He is the new principal at Glen Lake but happened to have been the Vice Principal at Matt's school!
 Mrs. Brennan's kindergarten class.  A good place to be!
 Also new this week...soccer!  This is the first year where they are actually on teams, have practices and games.  He loves his coach (his dad!) and there is a great group of boys on the team who almost all are in kindergarten at Glen Lake.

So far, the year is off to a great start!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Hanson Family Cabin Weekend!

One of our favorite weekends of the summer is the one at the Hanson's cabin.  Tracie and I were college roommates and it is so much fun to see our kids grow up together!

 The boys were busy on the ATV so the girls logged some jumping time!
 Quinn even likes Chris (and Q is very picky about her friends!)!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Summer Catch Up!

We have had a great summer!  We are lucky enough to have very nice friends who have a boat and take us out on it regularly!  

Checking out the dam on the Mississippi.

Neighborhood National Night Out! Fire truck visit!

One of the highlights from the summer of 2014 was the Watts Family Cousin Reunion.  Four states were well represented!  So much fun for cousins of all ages!

Cousins Selfie at the St. Paul Saints game!

Cousin Beatrix was visiting from DC with her mom Beth.  They stayed a couple extra days and we made the most of them!  Feed the fish of Lake Minnetonka.
 Playing at the sculpture garden.

 and of course...the Mall of America!

Q was introduced to the American Girl Doll store.  She said "I love it all!"
Lots of rides at the mall! Q was too short for some and would try to jump up trying to be above the line and say "I'm big! I'm big! Tell them I'm big!"

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Raspberry Days and Fun Cabin Days!

Harrison represented Hopkins Hockey in the Raspberry Day Parade! (You'll notice he situated himself in between some girl's hockey players...he's no dummy!)

Quinn loved the parade!  Lots of princesses and Candy!
 After sitting back in chair for the first few floats, she soon realized that a street side seat next to our neighbor Nora was the place to be!
Harrison spent a few days at the Young Family island but unfortunately I don't have pictures because he got to go with just grandma and grandpa!

The kids and Matt spent a few days at the Lichty family cabin.  Lots of water time!
Grandpa hard at work!

 Kids fishing contest...no fish but lots of fun!

 Loving time with Auntie Suzanne!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Happy 6th Birthday Fitz!

 Hard to believe that Harrison is 6 years old!  Also hard to believe that it was 60 degrees on July 14th! We had to make some modifications to his "All Star Baseball" birthday party but it worked out just fine. A good way to celebrate Harrison and the All Star Game being in Minneapolis.

 Kids Create Art Studio came in a lead the kids in making their own unique clay jerseys.

 The annual birthday pinnate...always interesting when you have 11 kids swinging a bat for candy!
 A little cake anyone???

 9 buddies, 1 Gal Pal, and a little sister...a great crew to celebrate!

 Harrison was also duly celebrated by his grandparents, aunts and uncles.  Lots of LEGOS!!!  Much to his excitement!
 Happy birthday to the worlds sweetest, funniest, most adorable 6 year old!  As he was going to bed on the night of his birthday, just before I was leaving his room, he said "Mom...thanks for a great birthday"...Thank you Harrison for being you!