Wednesday, May 27, 2009

A little skateboarding accident

The kids were outside playing at my parent's house yesterday and apparently Andy thought he could skateboard. Now he agrees that he needs to stick to scooters.

Don't teach a four year old about recycling unless you want him to take you VERY seriously...

Several weeks ago, it was my turn to teach our preschool group. It happened to fall on the day before Earth Day, so we learned about recycling. Andy has really taken it to heart. He calls himself "The Recycler"(some sort of superhero?). He brings home milk jugs and other garbage from my sisters' houses. I've always wanted to start recycling, but I was too lazy to do it. There is no getting out of it now though. Luckily the recycling center is just down the road from our house!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Going for a little ride

My very first 10K

I ran my first 10K on Saturday with Lori, Amy, and my aunt Marci. It was a gorgeous morning, and we had a lot of fun! Five more weeks until the half marathon. (Yikes)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


These pictures were taken at the NEW cabin up at Lake Louise! My dad finally got tired of climbing that hill, and bought a new cabin on flatter ground. It is so great! The entire family went up last month on snowmobiles and we had a blast. Andy brought his little snowmobile and wanted to drive it all the way across the lake to the cabin. It is much too slow to keep up, so we usually haul it over on a sled, but he thinks he's as big as anyone. It was too cute. On the ride back, we finally convinced him to put it in the sled, and he rode with Grandpa. So he hopped on in front of Grandpa, wouldn't let him touch the handles, and drove his back across.
The weather was gorgeous, and we played outside all day. We found some pretty hard packed snow and we tried to build a big igloo. We got pretty far on it, but we couldn't figure out how to close up the top. I think Amy has some picture on her camera, maybe she'll post them if she ever updates her blog.
So the picture above is Lori, putting together Andy's 60-piece John Deere puzzle. I brought it over to keep Andy entertained because he loves puzzles. But Lori came up with the brilliant idea to see how fast we could put it together. Lori and I started trying to beat each other, then Mom and Amy got in on the action. Richard and Kevin tried, but the boys were all painfully slower than the girls, so Dad and Lee refused to try. (Richard says girls are better at puzzles because we have a larger corpus callosum in our brain).
Ultimately Amy was the champion puzzler, beating Lori by almost a full minute. We became a little obsessed with trying to beat each other- but we have never laughed so hard in our lives. It was so funny. If you ever need a fun family home evening game, try it!
So this picture is Lori, speed puzzling, with Andy holding the timer. And Daisy looking on.