Wednesday, June 25, 2008

We've been having some great summer weather and the kids have been loving it. For Father's Day we had a great picnic dinner outside, went back to our house for dessert and then the kids got a Bug ride!

A few days ago I took the kids outside and taught Cade how to use my reflector.

Here is his first attempt trying to fill the light in on Eve's right side! Looks pretty good to me, next week will have to work on diffusing the harsh sunlight...

He wanted to do it to himself, but it was TOO BRIGHT!

On Friday, Grandpa R was playing at a carnival, so the kids and I, and Chris and Jillian met up with Grandma R and listened to music, rode rides, played games, and ate junk food!

Somehow I always get suckered into going on the super jerky kid roller-coasters with Jillian...

We then headed over to a park to wear off some sugar induced energy

That night Cade got to go "camping" in the backyard with Dad! I think it was the highlight of his summer so far! He got to stay up late, bring his flashlight outside, sleep in a sleeping bag, and listen to all different types of sounds. He LOVED it!

A few house updates: Outside only. We are growing grass, slowly...and starting to do a little landscaping.

I'll post some inside photos soon. All the doors are trimmed, the floor has its finish on, windows are almost ready, and we get our Certificate of Occupancy on MONDAY! And yes, we will be moving in and finishing the rest while we are there!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Somewhere in the middle of all our rainy weather we had a really nice warm day! So nice that we set up a pool for the kids! They loved it. They got to swim while we shoveled dirt!! I loved it because they could play in the dirt and clean off in the pool! Perfect!

Genevieve gave us a big scare about a week ago. She slept in late, so I went to check on her and she was laying in her crib but was literally white everywhere-lips, face, hands. I picked up her and she was breathing and awake but very lethargic. We rushed to the Dr. and luckily on the car ride over her color started to come back. At the Dr. she let them touch her all over, lay her down, finger pokes, and she didn't care, she just sat there. Not normal Eve behavior at the Dr.'s office. After a lot of tests all they found was an ear infection...needless to say I am watching her closely, and am still uneasy about the Dr.'s visit (I'm happy they found nothing, but I have some unanswered question, mainly "why did she turn white"), she seems fine and she has a check up in a week or so.
Genevieve and Cade loved it though, because Eve got all the popsicles and juice she wanted and of course Cade did too!

Planting flowers with Grandma

Great Grandma's 75 birthday party! (My kids have very good genes)

Playing with Caitlyn at the party

I didn't feel so well this last weekend, so while I laid downstairs, this is what Cade and his dad did...

For my birthday all I wanted to do was take the kids to the MN zoo so Cade could finally see the new grizzly bears. We did and they both loved it.

She likes every animal, but show her a pig (any type, any size) and she'll scream, "no no no"...weird...

Even Bri got to join us which was fabulous! The kids loved having her there, Eve couldn't stop saying, "Brianna, brianna", which sound more like "B-nana"