Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Bye Bye Binkies!

For months now we have been talking to Bailey about getting rid of her binky.  She tells us, "When I am older I will get rid of it"  That is her answer to everything she doesn't want to do.  Love that girl.  Anyway she planned to give it to Chill for Father's Day but then decided she wasn't ready. The day after Father's Day she talked all day about having a party and cutting up her binkies.  I went along with it telling her we could but thinking when it came right down to it she would NEVER do it.  Well we were in the middle of FHE and she said she was ready to cut them up so we stopped everything and had her get the binkies.  She even got her favorite on which I was beyond shocked.  She passed them out to everyone and let us all take turns cutting up a binky and then she threw them away.  She was beyond proud of herself and just kept saying "I'm a big girl now!"  So there you have it.  That was way too easy and painless!

A few cute pictures

So far summer has been good to us. Here are some pictures...

My Super Heros



Being Silly on the Stairs with George

Happy Boy
 
Field Trip Friday
Merry Go Round at Lark Toys
 
 
Nelson Cheese Factory in Wisconsin 
 
My Little Helpers
 
Um...We'll just pretend he didn't try on Bailey's clothes
 
First Snow Cone....LOVED IT!
 
Don't take it away!!!
 
And here we are

 A family Train
 
Making letters and numbers out of couch cushions
 
A little soccer practice action

And sometimes we just take off our shirt because we are hot!
 
Life is good!
 
Park Buddies

 
Catching frogs in the front yard....and bringing them in the house!
 Swim Buddies
Chase, Carson, Danny, Hewitt


 
A little morning dance with Elmo

 
Fuzzy Hair on Fire
 
At the Library
 
And sometimes the Hulk comes to visit just because!


Saturday, June 22, 2013

Whitewater State Park

Everything is so green and pretty here right now.  We are LOVING it.  It is also hot and humid but after that long winter that lasted FOREVER...we'll take this hot weather.  We were just sitting around Saturday afternoon after Carson's soccer game wondering if we dare do anything outside because it looked like it was going to rain. Carson wanted to take a little stroll to the park...so we did!
 

After the park we decided to just jump in the car and head out to Whitewater State Park.  We had been there before and wanted to take the kids back there to swim.  We started throwing everything in the van- swim suits, snacks, sunscreen, fishing pole, flip flops, etc.  and off we went.  We got there and Chill and I realized we didn't grab our swim suits.   I had to chill with Max anyway, but Chillin really wanted to swim so he just went in his shorts.  The kids had a fabulous time and they didn't want to leave.  Poor little Max was running a super high fever and he was miserable for most of the time.  I felt bad that we just drug him there, but I think he did alright.  It was well worth the 40 minute drive out there.  Bailey was a wild woman and loved ever minute of it!
 
 

 







Sunday, June 16, 2013

Father's Day 2013

We  had a great day.  The best part about it was Chill had the entire day off.  He is working some Sundays right now which is a bummer, but he had Father's Day off wahoo!  I am mad I didn't get any pictures of the day.  We just had a good time together.  I of course was a good wife and woke up super early and made German pancakes.  I also had to get ready to teach our primary lesson because they gave all the men the day off so Chill didn't have to teach class!  We gave Chill his gifts before church and after church we hung out, had a nice dinner of ham and funeral potatoes, and then went over to our friends house for dessert.  It was a nice day. 





Friday, June 14, 2013

FTF- Lansboro

So every Friday in the Summer we do something fun with a big group of us and we call it Field Trip Fridays.  We took a little trip to Lansboro, MN.  It is this darling little town where you can shop at all the Amish stores, float the river, bike, and eat yummy local food.  It seriously is such a cute place.  I wish I had taken more pictures.  We started the day off at the Aroma Pie Shop.  So super tasty.  It was worth the drive just for that.  After spending way too much time at the pie shop we headed over to the park for lunch and play time.  We didn't do anything very adventurous because we had a bazillion kids with us and only a few adults.  The kids were happy being at the park so we all had a good time.  There were some Amish people who set up shop right in the park selling their goods so I bought some tasty raspberry jam.  We found a snow shack (which seriously don't exist in MN) so almost everyone got a snow cone and then it was back to Rochester. 

 











Sunday, March 17, 2013

Another Year Down

Well St. Patrick's Day came around once again and we all know what that means, time to celebrate Chill's birthday. I've said it before but I love that his birthday is on a holiday so that we can really celebrate and have some fun.  The best part about the entire day is that is was on a SUNDAY and Chill has Sundays off right now.  He works 6 days a week so we don't see him much, but we love every minute of our Sundays with him. We have early church and so I failed a little as a wife and mother.  I didn't do our traditional green eggs and ham breakfast.  I just didn't have enough time, but the leprechauns did come to visit so I feel like that was enough to keep the kids excited in the morning. After church we did gifts and had a nice afternoon and then after dinner we had some friends come over to help us celebrate and eat cake and ice cream.  I think Chill really enjoyed it...I know I did!