Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Happy Birthday, Holy Father!



We're thrilled that Pope Benedict is as geographically close to us as he may ever be. Even moreso, we're excited he celebrated his birthday here in the US. To commemorate the festivities, we broke out the ice cream after dinner. Here are the kids wishing the Pope a Happy B-Day!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Where Have We Been?



Thanks to Heather for bringing us back from the land of the Insanely Busy!! I haven't blogged in almost two weeks and I'm not sure where the time's gone. Actually, we've been in crunch-mode since the birth of the baby is right around the corner. I'm at 34 weeks and feeling every bit of this child taking over my body. It's getting harder to stand for long periods of time and walk around...not to mention sleeping, eating, sitting, and getting up from these positions!!

In any case, we celebrated Easter and the end of our Winter Campaign (see the pic of the blue sticker chart) by going to the Shoreview Tropics Indoor Water Park. The kids loved it and had a blast enjoying the warm water, slides, and not crowded at all Tuesday evening outing!! I, of course, forgot my camera (pregnant brain syndrome)!:(

I've also been in a terrible nesting frenzy. I've gone through every closet in the house reorganizing everything! I got rid of our old plates and bought two new sets of matching dishes just to spruce up the kitchen/dining experience. I've had Paul running all over the Twin Cities chasing Craig's List finds. He's also in hot pursuit of finding the best deal on an HDwhatever TV to replace our electronic dinosaurs. We almost remodeled the breakfast nook, the downstairs, the laundry room, and bumped out the house over the garage. Thank God we slapped ourselves before attempting any of those crazy projects just 6 weeks before the baby's due!!

We, of course, have serious Spring and New Baby Fever so it's no wonder we haven't been blogging but itching to do yet one more thing before D-Day arrives!!

Here's a pic of the current Spring campaign.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

We Forgot to Make Easter Cookies!!





So...we decided to make them yesterday. After all, we are still in the Easter Season! Here are the kids doing their usual decorating. I should have taken a pic of Monica rolling out the dough and using the cookie cutters. I got a call and took a break from the rolling, but she stepped right in to fill my job. She's just going to get better and better in the kitchen!

Last Snow of the Season?






In sharp contrast to the beautiful weekend we had what could be the last snow of the season. We received a dumping of 8 inches of snow all day Monday and into Tuesday night. We unpacked all the snow gear and got out one last time. Hopefully, it is the last time and warmer days, rain, and sunny skies are ahead!

Sunday in the Park






We had a little outing on Sunday to the Como Park Conservatory. I remember going last year and getting some great pics of the kids in the flower room. Here are a few of our shots from this year. It was nice to have Grandpa Ben and Grandma Carol come along!

Just Being Boys




I took these shots of Paul and the boys as they were viewing a war plane clip that was sent by Uncle Mark. They were, of course, mesmerized at the airplane. Typical!!
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