Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A fun busy weekend!

Did you have a good weekend? We did! I love long weekends and love it more when Mark is home :)

We did a lot of fun things, the most exciting being our new garden! Mark tilled and the kids and I planted. Fingers crossed that in 7-10 days we have corn, carrots, lettuce, cucumbers, watermelon, radish, strawberries and raspberries starting to sprout! We can't wait! This is our first real attempt at a garden, we have had raspberries and strawberries for a few years, but the other items are all brand new to us!

On Sunday we headed to my mom's to hang out for the day. All my sisters and their familes were there and we had a blast just all being together. All the kids played well together and it was great to have all 3 little babies around. Here are some misc pics from the weekend

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A zoo day!

Yesterday I took Lucy and Zack to the zoo, it was a beautiful day and we all needed to get out. Lucy was very excited to go, she was talking about all the animals that we were going to see. Little did we know that it must have been school day there, because there were a ton of school kids there! The zoo was packed! I decided to still go in and we would do as much as we could.

Over all it was fun, we were able to see a lot of animals, I didn't get too many pictures because I was pushing the stroller, keeping other kids from touching Zack, or our view was blocked. It's a good thing it's a free zoo, so we will try it again on another day when hopefully there will be less kids.

And this is crazy, here is the temps for yesterday, we are in the Twin Cities. Our vacation next month is up in Duluth and Grand Marais. It didn't feel like 97! It's not too bad with no humidity! I mean yes it was hot, but it could have been much worse. We still turned our A/C on though.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a good weekend!

We spent a ton of time outdoors working on the backyard and just enjoying the weather. Saturday was a little cold, but we made it work alright. Sunday was even better mid 60's, sunshine and a slight breeze, it was wonderful!

The kids were busy with all sorts of projects, Wyatt was very into helping Mark and me cut up small branches to take to the compost site, he also got to use a handsaw for the first time to cut down a small bush. He loved that. We washed the van on Sunday and when the water started to pool in the driveway in the cracks all the worms came out and he was off picking them up and giving them all new homes. Kid loves picking up worms and frogs. Lucy rode her bike a lot this weekend and she also learned how to pump her legs on the swing so she can get higher and higher without one of us pushing her. She is quite proud that she figured this out and is constantly telling us to look at her lol

Zacky had a laid back weekend, really what work is he going to do at 7 months lol. OK, he worked at being cute as ever. He is back to having his fingers in his mouth all the time, Mark says he saw a spot where a top tooth is making an appearance so that explains all that.

Here are some pics from the weekend

The boys thought it would be fun to see if they could reach me with the water

Friday, May 15, 2009

My sis's new car

My youngest sister Chelsea got a new car last night, well, not new new, but new to her. So we all helped her wash it and get it in tip top shape. Even little Zacky helped out, he read the manual for Chelsea to find out what this car can do

Congrats Chelsea!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

My Chunk

Who doesn't love a chubby semi-naked baby?

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Rainy Wednesday

Good morning! Hope your week has been going well so far!

I am back to post some more pictures from the cabin--Yay!!!

So we went up 2 Saturday's ago to put the dock, boat lift and boat in. It's always a fun day, even though we work. Every year it's different, like this year the water is really low, so the dock went out far and the boat lift had to go much deeper than it usually does. Then there is always the fun of trying to get the awning on the boat lift and backing the boat down the hill to get it in the water. It's just so much fun! No one fell in the water this year and the boys even got some fishing in later in the evening. It's sad knowing that this was our last time doing all this, it's my Grandparent's cabin and Grandpa isn't doing so well, so we know the cabin will be sold here soon.

So here is a picture overload for you!

Mark and I waiting to get all the stuff in

Some of the kids with my mom

Wyatt and Mark fishing

The kids and their Uncle James on the trampoline--he had them flying!

See how high he was jumping?

Then my sister got on...

We went in and had sloppy joes for dinner, here is Grandpa playing on the floor with Zack

And finally my sweet little newphew

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mothers Day! Hope you are all enjoying a great day!

It's been wonderful here, just a hang out at home kind of day. Yesterday we had Wyatt's family birtyhday BBQ, April was a very busy month so we were not able to host it until yesterday. We all had SO much fun, thanks to everyone that came!

Here are some random pics from the BBQ, of Zack sitting up and maybe one or two from the cabin, I will have more of those and a blog update on the cabin later this week.


Friday, May 8, 2009


I am such a slacker, I know. I have neglected the blog. But I have a good excuse, there was a death in the family and we have been busy dealing with that. So I am back.

Do you like the new design? I am not too sure about it, so it will probably change yet again

I thought we should freshen it up a little.

So let me go get some pics and I even have some viedos of Zacky and I will be back shortly