Monday, June 27, 2011

Soccer camp part 2!

We signed the boys up for soccer camp again this summer. Jackson didn't make it through the first practice last year but has really been enjoying himself this year. What a difference a year makes!


Saturday, June 25, 2011

Cars 2 and Angry Birds!


We took the boys to see Cars 2 this morning. Good but not nearly as good as the first one. Too much fighting and guns for my taste. It was fun to take them to a theater though.

We celebrated summer birthdays with the Stroms today. I ordered this "Angry Birds" cake as a surprise for the boys! (A girl from my parents church made this...she is so talented...just look at the detail!)




My camera ran out of batteries after this so I don't have any more picture from the rest of our busy day. We opened presents, ate the cake and the headed over to Charlotte's first birthday party! A jam packed day and the boys were all amazing.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Jackson learns to ride a two wheeler!

Jackson decided today that he wanted to take his training wheels off. We had VBS tonight so I just packed the kids up a little early and we practiced in the parking lot. He got it right away and was cruising around the parking lot in no time! Hard to believe he just turned 4!



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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Playing at the Johnson's

Emmett loves riding on the "mo-mo" at Gwen and Sonjas house.


This large branch came down during the big storm on Tuesday. The kids had fun climbing all over it.

Emmett took his nap like this today!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

We lost power on Tuesday night and didn't get it back until Thursday afternoon! On Tuesday the boys were still awake when the lights flickered and then finally went out. Caleb was not comfortable knowing he couldn't turn the lights on. I tried to make it fun with headlamps etc. but he just kept checking to see if he could turn the lights back on. They were more comfortable with it the next two days. Here we are after VBS at church having a bedtime snack by headlamp.

Monday, June 20, 2011

The Strombergs came over for a playdate today. We took them to the church gym for some good fun! Thanks for making the drive here.

Our boys are really into "angry birds." Here is one of Caleb's many angry birds drawings.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

4 years old!







Jackson's birthday also happened to be Father's Day.
Happy Father's Day Erik! We love you so much and are so excited to see you in this new role at camp. I cry often just thinking about it.

This isn't the best picture...but this morning when I was getting ready Caleb was hard at work on a project for Jackson. he made this little banner for him. He cut out little triangles and taped them to a string. Each triangle has a number 1 through 4 on it. There are triple triangles on the ends! I love seeing his creativity.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Dinner and ice cream with the Johnsons! Love those kids!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Painting bird houses

Canoe rides

Emmett loved the sand

Here is a cute craft that erin found on one of her many favorite blogs. It is a puzzle! 2x2 cubes with 6 different fabrics to create six different puzzles. I made this for Caroline's new baby, Grayson. erin made a girly one for Charlotte.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The giga ball!

Waving to Jenna as she comes home from school.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Strawberry picking, yankee candle and dinosaurs, oh my!

We had planned on going strawberry picking today, but woke up to not so good weather. We chose to put on our boots and rain coats and go anyway!


The clan. Poppa stayed in the car with a sleeping Emmett.




After picking one bucket full Jenna said "now I am just going to eat them all!"


Emmett was so excited that he just got to eat and eat strawberries.

Next we headed over to Yankee Candle for a picnic lunch, including delicious number 4 cookies for Jackson. We spent 3 hours in this store! All of the kids were so great. They enjoyed the Christmas room the best.



We even hand dipped our own candles...



Here we are at the most random side of the road shop you have ever seen in your entire life! Dinosaurs and mining! We had to stop and check it out.




Here is our day in a nutshell...strawberries, yankee candle and dinosaurs! (We bought the asparagus at the strawberry place)