Saturday, June 30, 2012


We are having a very busy summer involving all kinds of ball, and we are really enjoying it. We also have been able to go to the pool a few times, and the kids just love it. As if we hadn't had enough ball, Matt also took me on a date to the Twins game. I guess we don't know what else to do on a night off! No we had a great time, and I have really enjoyed being outside so much this summer.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

T-Ball Time

 Jack just had his first t-ball game last night.  He had a lot of fun running around and playing.  Here are some pictures of the fun!

Monday, June 25, 2012


Here is the video of Jack swimming that Shannon mentioned in the previous post

Jack swimming

Here's a picture of Jack swimming. I have a video but not sure I can get it on here. He was very excited about Uncle Brent and Auntie Heidi teaching him to swim.

Hanks family reunion

We had a few highlights of our trip. It's always fun catching up with our extended family! We were able to go to Branson this year and do some fun things. We got to eat at some places we don't usually get to here in Minnesota. Chick-fil-a, Steak and Shake, Waffle House, Krispy Kreme, and Cracker Barrel-yum! We went to see an amazing drama presentation of the life of Joseph at the Sight and Sound Theatre, rode the Ducks, and saw the Dixie Stampede again. We also were able to do some pirate putt putt and go karting with the kids, some shopping with the girls, and Jack learned to swim! He was very excited about that. So here are a few pictures of our time there. We really had a great time, but missed Matt who wasn't able to go. We are happy to be back together again!

Monday, June 18, 2012

See Ya!

I took a little video of Ava's new favorite thing to say.  She started a week or two back when I said "see ya!" to someone and she piped up and said it too.  Ever since then every time we say it she loves to say it.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Random Tidbits

Ava is saying "See ya" now. It's so cute I can't stand it. She is also obsessed with shoes. I guess it's in her girly genes. Her favorite thing to play with is anybody's shoes. She will put them on and take them off for an hour at a time. I can't believe she will be 2 soon!

Jack is now bristling at being called a little boy. Sigh. I guess the day had to come. I see him growing up and can tell he is ready for school. He is starting Tball this month and can't wait.

Now that June is here, we have finally been able to be outside more. We play, swim, have bonfires, grill as much as possible, go on outings and drives, whatever we can think of to be outside. We love this time of year in Minnesota! We are also looking forward to the Hanks family reunion this month. It will be a fun getaway and time with the family.

Here's a few pictures of summer happenings so far and also of our peonies outside. I'm grateful to whoever planted them. They are beautiful and low maintenance!

Pool Fun

Winter can be difficult in Minnesota, but it makes us enjoy summer all the more.  We were able to fill up the kiddie pool and the kids have been enjoying playing in it so I thought I would just post a couple pictures of them having fun in the sun!