Monday, October 31, 2011

Trick or Treat

Here are my boys all dressed up for Trunk or Treat at our church.

The Covenant Point trunk. (Colby, Johanna and Dustin are the characters from "True Grit")

After church we were invited over to Duff and Donna's farm for a little tour and some treats. The boys loved seeing the cows and all the farm equipment.

Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Chalkboard banner

I saw a version of this chalkboard banner on Pinterest and decided I could make one too! I made a few changes, mainly drilling holes for the ribbon instead of gluing the ribbon to the back of the circles. I wanted to be able to change up the amount of letters used for each message. As you can see it is even fun for the kids to write on.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Library and Marquette

This morning we went to see "The Frog Man" at our library. The boys were brave enough to hold that salamanders but let the other kids hold the frogs.

Then we hopped in the van and headed to Marquette for the day. We headed right to the water and found this boat for nana.

And this fun wooden park to play on.

Erik was behind me making funny faces to get the boys to smile! We love those little pumpkins!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Decorating pumpkins at the library.

Tonight we went to the library to decorate pumpkins. Everyone had to bring their own pumpkin and there were fabric scraps cut up that we modge podged to them. Everyone enjoyed themselves and were covered in glue by the time we left!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

I just love the fall, rain boots, pumpkin hats, sweaters and vests. What could be better?

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Carving pumpkins!

Everyone had so much fun carving their pumpkins this year!

Riding the tractor with daddy and Kevin.

Making apple cider with the high school kids.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Fire Department Open House

Tonight we went over the the Fire Department for their open house. Our fire department is all volunteer run! The boys enjoyed a ride in the fire truck. Emmett was so excited to climb up in there with daddy.

The excavator was dropped off today; they plan to start digging tomorrow!

Sunday, October 09, 2011


We had more visitors this weekend. Katie and the boys stayed with us while Lars was at the retreat at camp. We had so much fun together and the weather was unbelievable!

Rolling/sliding down the hill is a new favorite for these boys. We spend so much time outside and loved every minute.

Kevin and Emmett on the tractor. This little boy is in love with all of Kevin's toys! He seriously asks to go to the garage to look at everything in there.

He also loves the pile of tools in daddy's office. Once he is done eating he will just head in here and measure or "fix" things. Future grounds crew!

Stories with Katie before bed. Look at all those boys!

Saturday, October 08, 2011


Today the library had a special Clifford event. We headed in to see him...Emmett and Jackson did not want to take a picture with him . Here he is with his friend Jonathan.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Leaf Fort

My friend Teri gave me a book with a bunch of fort ideas for the boys. It was easy for us to make this one with all the leaves on the ground right now. We just wish we would have had bigger boxes.

Monday, October 03, 2011


On Sunday we went to Cranberry Fest in Eagle River with Linnea and the girls. There were a ton of vendors selling arts and crafts and a lot selling food. Erik and I bought some craisins and whole cranberries. We bought 10 pounds of cranberries to make cranberry sauce for our upcoming Thanksgiving camp (with my family). Jackson and I cleaned them up and packed them in smaller bags to freeze until then.

And here is a sneak peek at the halloween costume Jackson created for himself! I was laughing so hard the first time he showed me! How creative!