Thursday, July 28, 2011

JULY 2011

July has been a busy, fun month! The weather has been really nice this month--hot and sunny most of the time, which is exactly what summer should be. We've been spending a lot of time outside, whether at the beach, in our backyard, at a playground, or at G&G V's or G&G W's. I can't believe there's only one month left, and I'm sure it will go by fast!

Me, the boys, and Grandma Rae went to the Wahpeton Zoo earlier this month. I had never been before, and was really impressed! My favorite was the monkeys....they were so active and cute!
This baby monkey was soooooo cute!

A very friendly peacock joined us for lunch....the boys even fed him french fries!


The boys were not scared of the animals in the petting section at all.....they both came right up and started petting them and feeding them without any hesitation.




I couldn't resist!
Painting birdhouses on a rainy day.

My niece, Kenzie turned 2!!!!!!!!! Her mom made her a really cute Minnie Mouse cake!

An indoor playland called the Backyard opened this month at our town's community center....and it is AWESOME! It's the second largest in MN! We've already spent quite a bit of time there....it is going to be so great to have this in the winter!

The DL Water Carnival Parade was a couple of weeks ago. Jack and I went and watched, while Andy and Jack got to be in it!
Jack watching....
You can just see Vince's head peeking above the door....Andy's driving.
Jack collecting candy!

We went down to Spirit Lake last weekend, and had so much fun! I really wish it was closer so that we could go more often. A six hour car ride gets looooooong!

The boys spent a lot of time jumping off of the dock.....

The water felt sooooo nice! And Vince learned to swim with his lifejacket on all by himself! YAY! It was a little scary at first, but now he LOVES it!





The boys stayed with G&G V for a couple of days while Andy and I came back home. Andy's cousin's son, Noah joined them as well. The three of them had a lot of fun together!















Oh, and they both got a new hairstyle.....buzzcuts! Just for the summer though!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

YAY for SUMMER!

It finally feels like summer around here! We've been spending a lot of time outside, preferably near water!

We went to Alexandria a few weekends ago....

Vince and Jack played some mini golf...



Having a snack on one of the hotel beds.

Time to go!
I was so excited to get a picture of Jack where he's smiling and his eyes are open!
Smoke balls!
Sparklers!
Smores are gooey....
......and yummy......
.....and very MESSY!
Vince at his first Golf Lesson!
Jack helping Andy steer G & G W's pontoon.
Vince's turn...
Maddie LOVED the water! She'd go for a swim about every half hour.
Taking Kenzie for a ride in his truck!
Showing her a water skiier.
Andy with nephew Owen.