Monday, July 27, 2009

monday ramblings

First off, I'd like you to meet the newest member of our family....
In our hearts that is.... we fell in love with this little guy at the pet shop this weekend. We named him "Mauer" and dreamed of bringing him home with us, but our daddy said, "No. No No No. No WAY. Seriously, NO!!!" Poor us. He was the cutest little thing we ever did see.Dad said he just loved his little princess Emme too much and he didn't want her to ever think she had been replaced.
Okay... that's not really what he said. But... she is his little princess even if he won't admit it.

On another note, Tim and I went to the movie The Hangover this weekend and laughed so.dang.hard.

We both agreed it was one of the funniest movies we'd ever seen. So go see it... but leave the kids at home. Just about every seen has something that is totally and completely inappropriate.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Whatever happened to some good affordable fun. I took three of the kids (Carter and Tim were in the cities for another soccer tournament) to the Red River Valley Fair last Friday and was not quite prepared the amount of cash that would be needed. So after we paid our gate admission, walked in, realized our lack of funds, walked back out, drove to the bank, went back and purchased the ride wristbands for the kids, I was already more than $100 down. And then there was the food...

The kids had fun at least.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Dear Hazel,

I think being naughty is very fun too!

Monday, July 13, 2009

our weekend

We had a very busy weekend and packed in lots of fun. Friday night Tim and I went out to the RRVFair with some friends for the Zac Brown Band concert. On Saturday the girls and I headed to Pelican Rapids for the Turkey Days parade and to the craft show at Phleps Mill. We also visited Grandma Sandi's lake cabin and went to Maple Beach for supper. The girls painted rocks at Phelps Mill.

On Sunday it was my birthday so I got to choose the activities! First we went to the Flea Market by Detroit Lakes (which nobody else enjoys, except my COOPER!) Then we went to Go Putt & Bump for mini-golf and go-karts, and finally to Zorbaz on the lake for supper.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

4th of July

at Little Cormorant

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

I promised...

a baseball post for Cooper! The boys are in Babe Ruth baseball again this summer in the 9 and 10 year old leauge and their team this year is CashWise. Unfortunately it hasn't been a very successful year for them... but we are proud of them anyway!

Katelyn is way ahead of me and already has a slideshow from our July 4th weekend up on her blog...

Thursday, July 02, 2009

wait a minute...

Is June really over???

Here is a little re-wind of our month...

Katelyn performed in the production of Honk Jr. that was put on through Trollwood and Moorhead Schools. It is a modern re-telling of the children's story The Ugly Duckling. She played the part of the TURKEY!

Each cast member got to decorate their very own rubber duck. Katelyn's was painted to look like a bumblebee.
Jack and Ella even came to watch one of Katelyn's performances!
Miss Kennedy and mom had a whole Saturday to ourselves so we headed out to the mall and Kennedy got a PERM!
It turned out very cute...

Time with BFF Kenzie at the Village Green Pool...
And Carter has continued to have traveling soccer tournaments each weekend. I broke out the long lens a couple of weekends ago when he played in Fargo.
Carter scored TWO goals during this tournament that were headers from a corner kick... pretty AMAZING!

And in case you noticed that one of our children has been completely left out from this post, not to worry. I plan to take pictures of COOP playing baseball tonight and will post them very soon!

Funny Cooper story.... He was asked to play with Carter's soccer team for last weekend's tournament in the cities because they were short a few players. Carter was a little worried about how his brother would do.... turns out that in the second game Cooper scored not one, but TWO GOALS! Way to go Cooper Man!