Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Ta Da

We spent a Saturday putting in some plants in our very naked yard. Plants are really expensive, at least for us they are. It will be worth it in a few years when they actually grow in.



Now we just have to remove the astroturf from the front porch.

This is the spot that my dad fixed for me. Now I don't have water running into my laundry room when it rains really hard.

Of course Kayleigh wanted her picture taken. She loves to pose.

Whitewater State Park

We took the kids hiking at a state park near here. Luckily, I had packed the kids swimsuits "just in case" . Because the beach that was destroyed by a flood last summer was reopened.

Here we are at the beginning of the trail. We borrowed the cool baby carrier from our friends. Blake really thought that was cool.

Kayleigh and I in the chimney of chimney rock

Here we are with the view. Isn't it pretty! This is as close to mountains as Minnesota gets.

Here we are on the way down

Blake at the beach

This is seriously the best picture that I got of K. She was so excited to swim, she wouldn't sit still.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


Kayleigh fell out of her bed and scraped her nose on the nightstand. Poor girl it really looks like it hurts.

This is a picture of K and her "sister". She really, really, really wants a sister. She talks about it all the time. Now she pretend plays that her dolls are her sisters. Last night she made her a bed, so her "sister" could share her room. She read her a story and tucked her in. Whenever we have another baby, she will be so disappointed if it is another brother.


My parents and grandmother came to visit for the first part of July. It was so nice to have them. We spent a lot of time in the backyard, and on projects around the house. My dad fixed some of the drainage issues in the lawn, and installed a water softener. We went to see the Rochester Honkers game. They are the local baseball team, which is made up of college players in their summer break. They were here for the 4th, we had a barbque, and walked down to the elementary school to watch the fireworks. It was really nice to have so much company for so long. Frankly, its lonely around here now.

Pictures of the Honkers game

My dad and Blake at the fireworks, boy was he sqwirmy!

Fixing the landscaping. I'll post the after pictures later

This is my Grandmother, Billie, reading Kayleigh a story before bedtime. So cute


So the month got away from us, without blogging. I decided to do a month recap in one post.

Adam’s parents, brother and sister came to visit us. It was really fun to see them. We had lots of fun with them. We went to the park, The National Eagle Center

the zoo,

the SPAM museum. We also roasted hot dogs, made smores in the back yard, and played guitar hero. Adam’s brother Phil plays on expert. I aspire to be like him some day. I'll post some pictures of the SPAM museum, if Liz sends them to me.

Kayleigh really liked to crawl in bed with her Aunt Liz. Here is a picture of them together.

Blake also turned 18 months and started attending the nursery class at school. This is very exciting for me

Adam completed his intern year, and is on to his second year of residency. It doesn't mean much to the kids or me. He still has to work to hard, sleep to little, and defiantly not see us enough. But, at least now he has started in his own program and he likes what he is doing. That really makes it more bearable.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Its going to be a good week

The Consultant that Adam is working with right now is out of town. Yippie!! His days should be a lot sorter since he obviously can't do surgery by himself. This means that he will at least be home by bed time, if not in time for dinner. I am so excited. Hopefully, I will get a lot of catch up blogs posted, as well as a lot of good family time. More to come.....