Can't believe my girl will be 5!
Monday, July 6, 2015
Happy birthday, America! I love Fairmont on the Fourth! Although we were so tired from Friday, we didn't have the energy to celebrate properly Saturday. We spent the afternoon at Heritage Acres hearing the music, touring the buildings, talking to people we ran into that we knew. We had popcorn and a root beer float from the old fashioned store, and the kids tried to polka dance. Normally, we love to hear the music in the park and fireworks by the lake, but were so tired after our busy days that we didn't make it this year. We were excited to find out that we can see the fireworks from our driveway. Awesome! And with it being Saturday night, we had our church picnic Sunday which was also fun. But three days of celebrating will wear anyone out. Or maybe I'm just old. Today was nice relaxing. The kids played, and I worked on some house projects. Coming soon!
We had a great day off at Lake Okoboji. We walked and walked, shopped, and even took a boat ride. I love boats and seeing all of the beautiful houses and feeling the breeze. It was wonderful. We scored a couple of fun things at the flea markets that you will be seeing in future posts! Stay tuned!
Jack has had tennis camp for one week and has one week off and then another tennis week next week. It's kind of nice to have this week off since we were so busy last week. But here's some more shots of him in action.
Ava was invited to her friend Hannah's birthday tea party last week. The girls wore fun dresses, had heart-shaped sandwiches and lemonade with a real tea set, decorated cupcakes, and drum roll... pony rides!! I would have so loved that as a kid! I loved it as a mom! So fun.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
When we talked about the kids having their own rooms again, Ava said she would like it if she could have a pwincess bed. I didn't know what that meant, but apparently she had seen a canopy at IKEA and wanted it to make her bed a princess bed. So happy early birthday to Ava! She also found a stuffed dog that looks like Jock a little, and Matt said that's his favorite kind of pet.
Monday, June 29, 2015
Well summer is here, and we are so happy about that and also busy! Maybe the busyness is another reason summer seems to be too short in Minnesota. It just flies by. I'm happy it's warm, but still thankful for air conditioning. I am not into extremes either way, but would probably pick warm over cold. Matt thinks Hawaii would be our perfect place to live for the weather. Just a side note! I'm not too sure I wouldn't get island fever but 82 and sunny most of the time would be hard to refuse. ANYWAY - I'm not sure why we have those conversations, just fun to pretend sometimes I guess. But Minnesota is home, and we do love it here!
So we have now lived in Fairmont for two years as of June 14th, and the summers are my favorite. This past week of course, we were busy with VBS; but we also had a special lady in our church named Joyce go to Heaven. We are happy she is no longer suffering, but sad for us and all of her family and friends who were always uplifted by her sweet spirit. Our church is blessed with many people like Joyce who always uplift you when you see them.
Then we also had a couple of fun outings over the weekend to help us unwind. We went out with some friends Friday night, and Saturday we went to the zoo and Mall of America. The zoo has camel rides this summer, and they also have a new seal exhibit which was really fun. We also stopped at IKEA and got Ava what she calls a "pwincess bed", or in regular talk, a canopy for her bed. We are looking forward to another busy week this week. Lots of play dates! We say yes as much as possible because there's nothing much better than time spent with friends. It's how memories are made! And then this weekend is the 4th of July, so there will be lots of doings with that! Fireworks, picnics, friends, and maybe a flea market! So much fun! So happy summer is HERE!!
A sweet lady in our church is giving out some of her collections to the church kids, so Ava and Jack scored with a Precious Moments doll and a model car. Ava especially loved the little goose that came with her doll. I guess she's more of an animal person. Ha!