Today O, K and I went and met Grandma and Grandpa B and Kim, Liana and Ryan Blomgren at Applebees in Shakopee. They were there for Bubba Kubes graduation party and it was a lot closer to see them there compared to driving to southern Minnesota. We played at a park afterward and O got spun around a little too much on a merry go round. He ended up napping on the way home and woke up ready to roll when we stopped.
Saturday, May 31, 2014
On Monday, our family drove back up north to Wisconsin. On our way, we stopped in Mason City, Iowa to see the Music Man museum. The museum was closed but the outside was enough for us to see. It was really quaint and was set right next to Meridith Wilson's boyhood home.
We arrived at the party on Saturday and was able to connect with my parents and with my four brothers. Anna looked lovely and very composed for just graduating from High School. After the party, we went back to our hotel for pizza dinner and a dip in the pool.
Sunday, May 25, 2014
First suntan of 2014. We spent time with Brent, Molly, Siri, Ivan, baby, Bud & Betty this weekend up at Big Wood Lake. We did a little boating and the kids all made it into the lake...all the ones under the age of 10 that is. The two girl cousins did beauty salon together and had a sleepover. Molly looks beautiful with her nine month glow. We had a nice time!
I know that spring is here when the cotton starts blowing from the cotton trees. I remember bringing a baby home 13 years ago in Normal, Illinois and having the sky filled with those cotton seeds...it was almost as if it were snowing. Brings back great memories!
Thursday, May 22, 2014
The River Falls 6th grade choir and band concert was really strong this evening. A was able to sing in an ensemble. He does so well in performing. We are quite happy for him!
|back center row|
|small group ensemble (closest to director)|
|center of photo setting up for band portion of the concert|
Monday, May 19, 2014
Becki Reed hosted an end of the year get together at her home yesterday evening. They live in between River Falls and Spring Valley on about 20 acres of lovely land. Their home, their outbuildings, their view, their hospitality...it was pretty incredible. Thanks Becki for your kindness!
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Today was a wow day. The sun was shining, the temperature was mild, I spent time with the kids outdoors. We dug in the dirt and we got some flowers planted. We also enjoyed a picnic dinner on the front lawn. Ahhhhhh.
|Lucy and Andrew over to play|
|my Mother's Day flowers and new flower pot|
|picnic on the front lawn|
Friday, May 16, 2014
She is 8 years old. She is incredibly smart. She is one of the best spellers I have ever met. She can read people very well. She is confident. She is artistic. She is kind. She is loving. She likes to do for others. She is 66 pounds and 52” tall. She is our daughter. We love you KGO!
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Our sixth grader just schooled us on what Cinco de Mayo really means. I had to explain to my class today that I had misinformed them yesterday...1862 victory of Mexican Army over Napolean and France--Battle of Puebla. Thanks big guy for setting the record straight!
|Evan and his family|
|Mom and I|
|The cousins--A trying to be bigger than the rest ;)|
Park time, sleepover, worshiping, fellowship, eating...it was terrific.