Thursday, August 20, 2009

Happy Birthday Daddy!

The kids had so much fun frosting cupcakes in colors of their choice for Ryan's birthday yesterday. And if you can figure it out - that is a '3' candle and 5 single candles. We didn't want to burn down the house!

check it out

We spent Tuesday at the MN Zoo and had an absolute blast! So many pictures to share, but I don't have time to edit and post many now -- so check out the expression on Jillian's face as she fed a cracker to a very eager giraffe! And yes - that is a really long, blue tongue!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

farm fun

We recently traveled to Denver to spend a week with my sister Vicki and her husband Aaron. Grandma graciously joined me for the 15 hour drive each way, helping with the kids and the driving as well. I couldn't have survived it without her. But more about the Denver vacation later. . .

The kids always look forward to time spent on the farm. They like the bonfires and roasting hotdogs for dinner and marshmallows for dessert. But most of all, they love riding the four wheeler and the tractor. I wasn't quick enough in getting to camera to capture the girls on the four wheeler, but managed to get them all on the tractor with Grandpa the day we picked up Grandma on the way to Denver. Elliott managed to get rides on both all to himself the day we brought Grandma home. These are memories I know my kids will cherish forever! Thanks Dad!

Sunday, August 2, 2009


Just a couple of snapshots of yesterday's soccer games before we head out to the CHAMPIONSHIP game tonight! GO DELANEY! GO FIREHAWKS!
morning game - Firehawks won 5-0!!!

The evening team was ranked #1 - we were ranked #3. It was a tight game with no team scoring in the first half. Firehawks scored first, quickly answered by the opposing team. The winning goal was made on a penalty shot because a player block a goal with her hands. Firehawks won 2-1!