Saturday, July 2, 2011

sprinkler time

We are at my sister-in-law's house this weekend and she suggested putting the sprinkler out for Isaiah to play in. He's not a huge fan of water, but seemed to be okay with running through the sprinkler. So cute and fun to watch!!

Superior Hiking Trail

The plan was that on Father's Day we were going to go on this beautiful hike on a 3.2 mile section of the Superior Hiking Trail. However, because we have kids, things did not go as planned (plus the weather was crummy). So, needless to say, we didn't get our hike in.

So, since Nathan and I are both off this summer, we woke up one morning and decided that today was the day we were going to attempt our hike. It ended up going quite smoothly and was beautiful. It was a bit of an adventure due to the bear and deer tracks we saw. Plus, moments after going under a railroad track, a small train came overhead and was fun to see. It was wonderful taking advantage of such a beautiful day in nature. We love the fact that there are so many parks and trails in the middle of the city.

The boys seemed to have fun too, and didn't have to work too hard on the hike! :)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Picnic time

Since we've had such a cold summer; we've tried to be outside as much as possible and that includes meal times too! Here are some photos from our most recent picnic outing.

Cabin fun

Here are a few more photos from our last day at the cabin. It was beautiful...if only we could have had a week with weather like it was on our last day! Oh well, we still had a wonderful time relaxing and with family.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Fun at the Cabin

We've spent the week up at Lake Winnie with Nathan's family. It's been quite rainy and windy throughout the week, which has caused many card games, reading and relaxing; a nice way to spend a vacation. However, sunshine is always nice, too! Yesterday, the sun finally came out at 4 PM and we spent the rest of the afternoon/evening outside. So, we finally got to go on "Papa's boat" that Isaiah was so excited about. Here are some pics from our week together.

6 weeks old

Simon is already 6 weeks old! He is weighing in at almost 11 lbs; clearly he's growing quite well!! He's just starting to give us "real" smiles, which just melt our heart! Isaiah continues to give lots of (s)mooches and hugs and now enjoys saying "Little Broder (brother)". Quite sweet.

Simon cuddling with his new quilt that Nana Langer made. You can see both sides of it side is shown on the middle picture and the bottom side shown on the picture on the bottom.

Quirky kid

So, every kid has their quirks, right? Isaiah's quirk happens to be that he loves his bike helmet! Pretty funny as he requests to wear his helmet around the house, while eating and while taking a nap (ouch, my neck hurts just thinking about it!). No wonder kids make us laugh so much!!

Here Isaiah is riding his bike that his Aunts Stacey and Linda gave him for his birthday. It's this neat bike that doesn't have pedals; it's supposed to help kids with their balance so they can skip training wheels. Isaiah loves it!

P.S. How could we have forgotten his helmet!?