Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Roller Rink

We love going to our church's annual roller rink night!  Each time gets more fun!  The kids had a blast tonight and skated the entire time (except for eating a hotdog!).  Larkyn loved it too - she rolled around the rink on her own set of wheels (in the jogger stroller) and loved looking at all the lights and people.  Summer was especially excited that her friend Adry came and they were inseparable for much of the night.  I loved getting special chances to skate with each kid individually as well as watching them get better as the night went on.  Most of the pictures are a bit blurry, but they are still fun.  I'll include a few videos at the end.

All 5 of us with our wheels on - ready to go on the rink!


Summer and Adry

Summer and Adry

hotdog dinner!

The lil' brothers, Colton and Rylan
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S & C:

Summer and Adry:

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Winter Cabin Weekend

We all gathered at Grandma and Grandpa Kirkwood's cabin for some winter fun this weekend!
Paul on the ATV
Colton was thrilled to go on the ATV for a little ride
Eric and Paul on the ATVs

Cross country skiing on the lake

Grandpa, Paul and Me cross-country skiing

Love this pic of Grandma and Larkyn!


Auntie Kristin took this pic of Larkyn

Making a snowman

Daddy and Larkyn before church on Sunday

Summer and Grandpa

Kids reading books with Grandma and Grandpa
  Some highlights included:
  1. The kids LOVED walking across the frozen lake to the island and exploring (especially the old house with the large fireplace still standing)
  2. The kids LOVED building a snowman and throwing snowballs - it was great "packing" snow.
  3. Paul and I enjoyed ATVing on the lake (my first time driving one!) and Paul taught me how to do sliding donuts :)
  4. My favorite part of the weekend was going out on the lake with my dad and Paul cross-country skiing for the first time - it was a total blast!
  5. My other favorite part of the weekend was playing the game Password with the 6 couples - we were laughing so hard I couldn't stop!
  6. I loved watching the kids aunt/uncle/grandparents love on our kids and our kids having so much fun!
  7. I loved catching up with everyone and just being together. 
Thanks mom and dad for welcoming us all at the cabin and for all the delicious food.  We had so much fun!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Hubby Date!

Now that Larkyn is eating solid foods, Paul and I can get out for longer dates without me needing to be home to nurse Larkyn.  On Saturday night, my parents gifted us with Wild hockey tickets (my dad got them from work and said they would rather babysit our kids than go to the game :) ) and babysitting!  Because the game wasn't until 8pm, we decided to leave early and have an afternoon AND evening alone.  As much as I LOVE our was wonderful to be out without them!  We left home after lunch and got home around 11pm - our longest time away since Larkyn was born!

We started out doing some local shopping - the kind where you can browse without being interrupted, slowly peruse aisles, and not watch the clock - AH - MAZ -ING ;).  Then we headed to see the ice castle in Eden Prairie where they constructed a large castle entirely out of ice.  Pretty cool!

our "cold" faces :)

They "grow" icicles and attach them to the castle
We then went to Mall of America for more shopping - AND - it felt good to walk indoors and warm up a bit!  We then headed to one of our favorites - Cosettas - for Italian food.

Paul loves their pizza and I love their mostocolli :)

The game was really fun including a Wild win, delicious dessert, hot chocolate....
And the perfect date to share it with!
A huge thank you to my parents for playing with the kids, taking them to a special dinner, giving them baths, getting them to bed, and loving on them :)