Friday, June 29, 2012

R&R starts saturday!

This is Heath's Resort. This is also where we will be staying for 8 days with my dad, stepmom, brother, and step-brother and sister!!! It's located on the Whitefish chain up north. We are really looking forward to it and can't wait to celebrate the 4th of July there! This resort has a great beach, playground and cabins. It will be so nice for the kids to play together and for all of us to spend quality time together. We will also be doing plenty of boating!
Cabin 12
Heath's Dock
Lake front view:

Heath's Pontoon Boat

Look for an updated post of our trip in one week! Cheers to summer!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

i am 2!

Emmett turned two on Wednesday! It was a jungle-like temperature of 94. Yep. Hot. Most of the day was spent indoors. We decided not to have a full blown birthday party this year. However, we did have  immediate family over for cake, ice cream, and yard games. I think Emmett really enjoyed himself!

birthday morning!
goldfish theme
I made the cake.
birthday fish
silly boy
 relaxing with dad
Ethnie is a great helper!
 happy birthday Emmett!
 ready to open gifts
awesome new tie and suspenders
Ethnie was excited about this one.
tool bench sent from Nana
braving the heat and being silly in the pool
 yard games
uncle Franz to the rescue
off to do one of his favorite things: take a walk!

I love you buddy!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

newest obsession.

Do any of you have this app on your phone? It is so fun! It allows you to make collages with your pictures and add fun effects at the same time. Love! I'm sure this app has been around for awhile, but I am a newbie to it. Super fun and only $.99! Here is my first collage:
 Cool, huh? Tons of different layouts, filters, frames, customizing, etc.! Expect to see plenty more.
Now for the captions. Friday night we hung out as a family in Stillwater. We went to the teddy bear playground, walked along the St. Croix, got ice cream, the usual. This time the boardwalk was flooded. The kids embraced it.
look how high the water is!
pointing to where he wants to go. check out the couple in front of him with the matching outfits!
he saw a boat and got really excited.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

fun on the farm.

On Saturday we went to Little Falls for a family reunion. This year it was held at my aunt Linda's farm. We had a really nice time. It was so fun visiting with relatives and watching the kids explore. Linda has dogs, cats, cows and horses on their farm. Ethnie was in heaven among the animals and Emmett was in love with the tractors. Matt and a bunch of the guys went shooting for awhile and he enjoyed that.
Ethnie's highlight of the day was riding a horse. She and I rode a mare bareback! It was a first for me as well. She also got to brush and walk the horse. She was really proud of herself. She also really enjoyed playing with the kittens in the barn. They were absolutely adorable and tiny. I really wanted to take one home...
petting and brushing the horses.
taking Flash for a walk.

riding bareback!
riding with Nana.
playing ladder golf with cousins. 
loving the kittens.