Sunday, September 28, 2014

Beautiful fall days....

We are experiencing some superior Fall weather and we are enjoying it so much!  We've had a busy week.  I've been renovating our master bedroom and so I have been dreaming of all the fun things I want to do.  The kids started AWANA at church this week.  Tony and I enjoyed playing tennis sans kids and we are looking forward to our Tuesday night date nights this year!

Enjoying some caramel apples!

Ready for school!

My silly boy!

My tennis date!

Brody and I have been able to go on several runs/bike rides together in the mornings.  We went to our favorite restaurant on Lake Calhoun, Tin Fish, for dinner last night.  The beautiful sunset, warm weather and my precious family made for a perfect evening.  Today we celebrated my nephew, Degen's 9th birthday.  These kiddos are growing up fast!  Another busy week ahead! 





Yesterday, Brody went to his first "friend" birthday party.  It was a strange feeling dropping him off but he is growing up and was so excited to go.  He had such a fun time and was so proud he won the game of musical chairs!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Corn Maze!

Yesterday was another beautiful day to be outside enjoying the fall activities that we have locally.  We had fun tackling the corn maze and watching the kids play on the inflatables.  Beautiful day with beautiful memories made.....













Sunday, September 21, 2014

September life.....

We've been keeping busy which means TWO blog posts in one day!  As I said earlier we are trying to soak up all the time outside that we can before winter comes!  Brody and I have been jogging in the morning after we drop off Marissa at school.  He is such a good runner!  It's fun to have alone time with him and he enjoys "racing" me! 




Marissa is getting into the swing of things at school.  She got her haircut for the 2nd time in her life last weekend.  She took about 5 inches off but it looks so good now! 




Our weekends have been full with trips to Teddy Bear Park, mini-golfing, trips to the park with our cousins, sleepovers with BFF's! 


 

















Apple Orchard

Yesterday we took advantage of a beautiful day outside and visited the apple orchard!  This has been our yearly fall tradition since Marissa was little.  This year we decided to visit the orchard in Stillwater to get our favorite apple, The Honeycrisp!  We arrived in time to grab a good parking spot before the crowds ensued.  The kids enjoyed the activities of a tractor ride, the maze, riding the John Deere bikes and of course picking the apples.  The smell of Fall is in the air and we already have leaves dropping in our yard.  The trees are turning colors and we are embracing the fact that winter is near but for now we will enjoy the changing of the season and all the fun it brings!













Monday, September 8, 2014

Brody's 1st day of Preschool!

I just dropped Brody off for his 2nd year of Preschool at Lord of Life.  He has the same teachers this year:  Mrs. Lee and Mrs. Rensch!  He was so happy to go back to school and this year was so different than last year.  I was so nervous for him last year but not this year.  I know he will have fun and he knows what school is all about now!  Proud of you Brody!




Tuesday, September 2, 2014

First Day of 2nd Grade!

Well, summer has officially ended and back to school happened this morning.  Marissa is now a 2nd grader and has Mrs. Fisher as her teacher this year!  I'm so excited to see what this year will bring and I know it will be a successful year! 




We finished up the last week of summer by going to the Minnesota History Museum, having a beach day at Elm Creek Park and spending the afternoon at Bunker Beach!  Great memories will have to get us by until next summer.  On a depressing note, I bought winter gloves for the kids today.  UGH!