Wednesday, June 12, 2013


What have we been up to lately?

This past weekend we drove to Fergus Falls, MN for Paul's 10 year high school reunion.  Grandma and Grandpa T took AWESOME care of our two kiddos while Paul and I got to hang out with some of his high school friends Friday and Saturday night, took a tour of his school on Saturday morning, and had a family picnic lunch at a park along with other families from Paul's class.  We also got a little "date" afternoon between reunion events and we enjoyed walking the river walk, stopping at DQ, treasure hunting at thrift stores, going to a parade, and just enjoying time together :).  We stayed at Grandpa and Grandma T's trailer in Battle Lake, and Paul enjoyed fishing for his first time this year.  Even though it was rainy, we had a lot of fun hanging out with such great people, and Grandma T had plenty of toys/books/puzzles etc to keep our kiddos busy and having fun!!  I didn't take any pictures, but Grandma took this gem of the kids walking with Grandpa.   LOVE IT! :)

On Tuesday we went to the zoo with several of our friends, including our new friends Ms.Edita and Shelley  (When we first met them I thought her name was Chile by how they pronounced it but it is actually Shelley!).  Here is a quick snapshot of Summer and Shelley, Summer's friend who only speaks Spanish.  It was cute to watch the two of them play and interact, even though they were using different words for the things they saw!

On Tuesday evening we went to the Twins game.  My parents took us as a belated present for Paul's birthday, and my sister and her friend Janette were awesome babysitters for our kiddos!

Today, the kids and I did had fun stopping in the middle of running errands to watch one of our many construction projects going on right now in Apple Valley.  The kids LOVED watching the digger digging a massive hole and the crane lifting the huge cement block!  Definitely a highlight of our day!  Unfortunately I didn't take any pictures of that, but I will end this post with a few cute pictures that Paul took when we went to the zoo as a family a couple weekends ago....

Love this, because it captures what the 3 of us do all week---Summer loves pushing this stroller all over the zoo, mall, neighborhood, etc!

Behind "wooly mammoth" rib bones


Sleepy leopard

Prairie Dogs

A new favorite...the giraffes...this summer they opened an Africa exhibit at the zoo


Summer's new favorite thing to do at the zoo is go to the bird show.  This one (Coconut) dances to "Stayin' Alive", while other birds (like Coco) mimic noises such as water running, a fire engine sound, etc.  Pretty fun to watch!


Jill said...

Great post! I love reading about your sweet life and also being a part of it! (Now, I just need to see Coconut dancing to disco music!) :)

The Baum Family said...

I love that you guys have such a great zoo near you!!! It looks loe, a blast every time you go and makes me wish we could go together! Soooo excited to see you soon. :)

The O'Connor Family said...

Great pictures! Love seeing what your days look like! See you in just over a week! :)

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