Friday, March 31, 2006


The other day, Carter and Cooper decided to get off the bus at their friend Trevor's house. About the time their bus was due to drop them off at home, I got a sheepish phone call from Carter letting me know where he was. Obviously, both boys new they shouldn't have done it, and knew they would get in trouble, but chose to do it anyway. So, mom and dad had to sit down with them and have a talk about what the appropriate consequence would be for their actions. Their choice was to never be allowed to have a friend over, or go to a friend's house ever again. That seemed perfectly acceptable to them. Mom and dad suggested perhaps they should be grounded for one night. They would have to go to their room after school, only coming down to eat supper. Just the mention of being grounded made the tears start rolling. This was the worst possible consequence in their mind. So last night, they spent the night in their rooms. Not much of a punishment when you have your brother to talk to if you ask me. However, from now on, I don't think they will choose to get off the bus anywhere but home.

Friday, March 24, 2006

Go Gophers!

The boys got to get out of school early today to head to Grand Forks for the West Regional hockey tournaments. The Gophers play at 5:30 tonight at Ralph Englestad Arena. These little boys will be heartbroken if the Sioux come out on top this weekend... According to them, the Sioux STINK!

Friday, March 17, 2006

Ice Show 2006

All four kids are performing in this year's Ice Show. Katelyn is Kim Possible, Kennedy is a Cavegirl, and Carter and Cooper are Vikings! Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 2pm at the Moorhead Sports Center. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Like Mother...Like Daughter

Today Katelyn had the day off from school and got together with her scrapbooking group to work on their books! Posted by Picasa

My Late Night Date with the Inside of My Computer

Have you ever seen the inside of your computer? Not a friendly looking place. Last night at approximately 2am with the encouragement of the knowledgable Dell online customer service representative, I was learning how to remove the system tower cover and reseat my IEEE 1394 card. When she typed "Now go get a screwdriver" I was scared. But I did it! I was determined to transfer video from my digital video camera to my new Pinnacle software editing program, but somehow my capture card had come loose and it was up to me to get it back in the slot correctly, which I successfully accomplished with only a few beads of sweat on my brow. Home I thought. Now if I could just get my software program to work!

Monday, March 13, 2006

Something's Missing

Cooper lost his top tooth yesterday...he will never look the same! Posted by Picasa

Thursday, March 09, 2006


Out of the blue last night Cooper said, "But mom, I don't like Cucumber Day. You know, when all those green guys come to our house."

$1.00 to the first person who can figure out what he was talking about!

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Rookies No More

Today was the last game of the Season for these Rookies. Next year they will move on to Mites.

Oh, that's right, silly me thinking hockey is over until next WEEK they will move on to Mites when three on three league starts! You've got a week to rest up boys...enjoy it! Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Only in Minnesota

The Dairy Queen in Moorhead opened today...signaling that spring is on its way. We stood in line in the sleet and snow to get our first treats of the season. Worth the wait!!