Friday, September 28, 2012

Lunch with Daddy!!!

We had lots of fun going to have lunch with Daddy at work yesterday and getting to walk through the skyways :-)  YAY for getting to see Daddy in the middle of the day!!!

Monday, September 24, 2012

These are a few of my favorite things!

On days like today, it can be tough to get out with the two kids :-)  Colton had a one hour window between getting up and needing a morning nap today, and we nabbed that opportunity to get to the grocery store.  He woke up at noon and it was time for Summer to eat!  It is such a gorgeous day today that I packed Summer a lunch to eat in the stroller while we went for a run.  My friend Kristine gave the kids these awesome lunch holders as a party favor when Sydney turned 2, and we love it for lunch on the run!

Summer LOVES eating lunch while we run :-)
Colton loves the outdoors!
Another favorite of mine the group the Go Fish Guys.  They do fun Christian kids music.  We listen to "Party Like a Preschooler"  when we clean up and Summer loves it!  I tell her it is time to clean up the living room and we "blast" the music and she runs all over to pick up her toys.  Of course we sneak a few dance moves in while we are cleaning :-).  Colton's new favorite CD to fall asleep to is also by the Go Fish Guys: Snooze.  All of their CD's are great and if Colton is fussy in the car, we put on Kickin' it Old School or Snazzy or Splash or Groovy and Colton immediately quiets down and Summer loves it too!

Another of my favorite things are Robeez shoes because they actually stay on little feet through diaper changes, in and out of car seats, and they stand up to wiggly feet that kick off all other socks and shoes!  They are kinda pricy, so love hitting up consignment sales like Just Between Friends and From Yours to Mine.  These past two weeks I went to both sales and got tons of winter clothes for each kid and all of Summer and Colton's Christmas presents for this coming year.  Most of it is gently used, but sometimes you hit jackpot and find things with tags still on them!  I get super excited about great deals :-)

Colton's "new" $6 Robeez

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Outdoor snapshots

We played outside and raked leaves tonight and I had fun snapping pictures :-)

My favorite kids

Woops, Colton is sliding down!

My little stud :-)



My "3rd" scarecrow

Helping carry the leaves to the big pile
I feel so blessed to have such an amazing husband and kiddos.  Thank you, Lord!

Daddy and Me Class

Summer and Daddy go on a date every Wednesday night to "Daddy and Me" class through ECFE while Mommy tutors.  There are probably 12-15 other toddlers and their Daddy's in the class and they get to do lots of fun art projects and play together in a big playroom with lots of cool toys.  Then the Dad's get to learn tips about Daddy-ing toddlers from the ECFE staff while the kids play. At the end of the class they have story and song time together.  Here are two pictures Daddy sent Mommy from their first two classes.

With finished art projects to bring home after the first class


Addison turns 2!

Summer's friend Addison turns 2 today!  We had a lot of fun at her construction theme birthday party this morning.  The kids got to run all over Addison's "almost finished" basement and sit at the table on paint buckets to decorate their own hard hats!  Here are a few pictures...

Rylan and Colton hanging out with their Daddy's

Colton loved the balloon string!

Summer decorating her hard hat

Trying it on

Summer with the birthday girl!

Happy 2nd Birthday Addison!  We love you!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Catching up....

I take a lot of random pictures on my cell phone, but they don't always make it to the blog.  Here is catching up on a week or two of pictures :-)

Sibling love in the leaves :)

Helping Mommy do fall yardwork

Colton's first time having lunch with Grandpa at work

Summer and Noelle eating breakfast together

Somebody fell asleep during quiet time!

Colton enjoying his foot during bathtime

Summer ate the WHOLE apple (core and all!) when we went to the orchard with Mom's Club

Looking at the apple trees

Sweet sleeper

First cold run of the year

All bundled up!
Girl's time...Mommy and Summer painting our nails

My favorite little boy :)

Colton's first time in the leaves!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Rugged Maniac

Paul and his dad ran Minneapolis Rugged Maniac, a 5-K obstacle race, on Saturday.  According to the Rugged Maniac website

"Each Rugged Maniac features at least twenty obstacles constructed by an experienced crew of licensed contractors. These aren’t the pop-up kiddie obstacles you’ll see at other races. You’ll climb over walls up to 12’ high, crawl through mud under barbed wire, slide down a 50’ water slide, jump over fire and face many other challenges all while running through a combination of forests, fields, motocross tracks and ski slopes!"

Here are a few pictures starting with getting ready for the race....

Making posters to cheer on Daddy and Grandpa


Go Daddy!

Go Grandpa!

Tough guys...ready to go... (start line is right behind them)

They started by sprinting up the huge mountain/hill (the race took place on a ski slope) Paul and his dad are wearing black...middle of picture on left side)



Last obstacle...climbing up a stack of dumpsters, across a net, and and back down again...

Paul after last obstacle
Watching for Daddy and Grandpa...
Go Daddy!!!!

Go Grandpa!!!!

Running to the finish line
Crossing finish line!


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Just like Daddy!

Do you think Summer looks like her Daddy?!?!  I think she got a bit of his spark-plug personality, too :-)