Our Life in Pictures
As if soccer, hockey, daylight savings and halloween parties parades and trick or treating weren’t enough to cause havoc, we also closed on our home and moved in last weekend!! We are living amongst boxes and piles, but we are settling in – and the big kids are happy to be taking the bus to school (first time ever!)..
Happy belated Halloween from this motley crew
If you’re wondering why Anna has 2 different costumes, she was a Greek Goddess (Athena?) for school and then a zombie for trick-or-treating.TAGS: Holidays
Spending Labor Day weekend on Cape Cod is a McDonald tradition. So is having a bad back and lingering knee trouble. What better way to annually celebrate a deteriorating body than to have a softball game!!! The game this year was the 5th annual. On my count of those playing, there were 4 bad backs, 6 bum knees and a bad shoulder or 2. That’s current, not past ailments! (Dad’s note: I have neither a bad back nor a messed up knee and I hit the first home run in McDonald Labor Day softball game history. Lefty. And I’m right-handed. Over the fence.)
The rest of the weekend was spent on the beach (with the Gormley Cup!), at an arcade, eating ice cream and a bunch of other stuff we don’t get to do once school starts.
We had a great trip to visit Grandma Ike in Minnesota. Some highlights (in addition to seeing lots of Grandma): Owen napped on the plane (win!), we rented a minivan, PawPaw came and stayed at our hotel, and the Easter Bunny even paid our suite a visit! We were able to spend a lot of time with PawPaw – which of course meant lots of Uno and the guess-the-animal game, and exploring the hotel lobby on secret missions without mom & dad.
We celebrated Easter at Grandma’s house with a nice dinner, an Easter egg hunt, and egg dying (only one blue dye capsule was consumed, resulting in very blue lips and teeth for one participant). A huge highlight
was our trip to the Mall of America, where Grandma treated Anna to an outing at the American Girl Doll store and we all enjoyed the in-house amusement park (Mom was too scared for the coaster that did flips, but we at least got her on the more tame one!). We got to spend lots of time with Dad’s cousins both at the mall and various playgrounds, and were able to visit Grandpa Ike’s resting place at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. We were sad when it was time to leave!