Friday, September 18, 2015

Back to school!

Off to 1st grade!  Luckily H loves school and was excited to get back to it!

 He was especially excited to ride the bus this year!
 My work had an outing the next Saint Paul Saints Ball Park.  H and I had a date night.  He was actually into the game more than I was!
 We had the PERFECT last weekend of summer.  A Labor Day weekend offering 80+ degree weather allowed us to be out the lake for most of it.  Saturday night we did a big shrimp boil on Elliott's lawn next to the lake.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Wrapping up a fun summer!

Summer goes by way to fast!  We are taking advantage of every final moment.  Hopefully September will allow for a few more warm days!

Quinn started soccer and loves it!  Other kids have to be forced on the field or run off to their parents but not Q!  I think she's just excited in on the action after watching her brother the last few years.

We spent a lot of time on the lake this summer.  The picture below just makes me smile because it sums it up so well.  We were able to have various friends out with us.  The kids would spend HOURS in the water playing with whoever and whatever was around.  
Harrison spent a week going to a YMCA Day Camp called Camp Christmas tree.  He loved ever minute and is already asking to be able to do the overnight camp.  One of the best parts for him was riding the bus!
Oh Q....ever a dull moment.  On this particular day she was putting spells and hexes on all of us.
We attended a family Pirate Party complete with treasure hunt and a snow cone machine!

The final day of summer vacation was spent at the Minnesota State Fair.  It was Q's first time so fun to see her explore and Harrison planning what he wanted to do.

H asked to do the Ole Mill ride.  I remember doing it with my mom and her talking about doing it as a child.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

July Celebrations!

I haven't been a good blogger but we have been as busy as ever!  The events below are out of order but  its a quick glimpse into our July 2015!

Most important event was Harrison's 7th birthday!  I can't believe he is 7!  He's just the coolest kid around.  He LOVES, baseball, lacrosse, chess, Legos, history, biking with his neighbor friends, boating....he just has an unbelievable zest for life!
Of course we had to start the morning at Yo-Yo Donuts!
A great group of kids celebrated Harrison's birthday with a bowling party at Tuttles.  These are about the best group of boys a kid could have as friends!

 We wrapped up baseball with the Glen Lake Mighty Mites!

 Our old neighbors the McCambridges were in town and it was so much fun for H and Jack to see each other.  They literally pick up where they left off.  We miss them so much!
 Logging lots of boat time!  Both of the kids are fishes!
 Off to Swenson's to celebrate the 4th of July!
 Our annual weekend at the Hanson's cabin!  The weather was perfect!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Summer is here!

Summer is in full swing!  We have been logging lots of time on Lake Minnetonka.  

Harrison's buddies Marty and Murphy Larson have been frequent passengers on the boat!
Grandma and Grandpa get out for cruises whenever they can too!
A little late in posting but the kids took their mom and grandma's to Stages Theater for Mother's Day.  It was Quinn's first time and she loved it!
Harrison wrapped up Kindergarten with a adorable!  Fun to see how much the kids have grown!

Harrison had such a great kindergarten year.  He made a great group of friends including Max Quinn and Solomon Norquist.
 Quinn had her first dance recital.  I don't know what I was more nervous about...having to do her hair or whether she would get stage fright!  Luckily, everything went smooth!  She was actually cooperative with the curlers (and the new lip gloss).

And much to everyone's shy girl loved the performance!  She is the one on the far left and her friend Audra McKenna is next to her.

She also loved the DQ post performance! (I highly suspect the outfit will be mixed into her regular wardrobe.  She didn't want to change out of it!)

 Q helped her friend Abigail Bailey celebrate her 4th birthday at a backyard Carnival!

 Harrison had 4 days up on the Gunflint Trail on Young Island with Grandma and Grandpa.  They did so much and H loved every single second of it!  They made homemade blueberry pie and homemade ice cream!

 Grandpa and H looked for animals!
 Gunflint Trail Explorers Expo!  

 We are taking time to smell the roses this summer! (Or at least smell the hydrangeas!)