Monday, April 30, 2007

312 WEEKS!






312 weeks ago, Brad and I became parents...what an amazing experience! I am so happy to report that Anders is doing extremely well and is eagerly anticipating his Golden Birthday this coming Sunday, May 6th. We are celebrating with a few get togethers...one on Sunday with Grandparents...one on the following Thursday with friends and one on Memorial weekend with whomever is available to celebrate. Anders is loving pirates, army stuff, dinosaurs...he is such a fun and dynamic soul. He has changed our lives so much and we salute him for the special person he is.

Monday, April 9, 2007

New stuff...






We have been enjoying a nice weekend and start to the week at Grandma and Grandpa's home. There is a sheen of ice on the lake and Brad heard a gobbler this morning in his quest for turkeys that begins on Wednesday. Kate has been exploring the house and Anders has been spending some quality time playing legos and outside. I have been enjoying amazing food, visiting and time to get ready for my race next weekend and for my big race in June.
The photos attached are from a great trip to the Como Zoo with the Thibodeaus and from Easter festivities this weekend. The Como Zoo trip boasted an 81 degree day while the Easter photos were plagued with temps in the 20s. CRAZY! Love to all and enjoy your day!


Sunday, April 1, 2007

April Fools







I could not resist the title--we are not fools, but this is one of my favorite holidays. The temps in River Falls have become more springlike and our maple syrup season has come to an end. I'm attaching some photos from our last days of sap collecting and we are proud to announce we have about 1/2 gallon of syrup for our efforts. We have enjoyed two evenings of waffle eating with our new syrup, and I have to say that the efforts are well worth it!
The other photo is from an invigorating day with Grandma Betty and Grandpa Bud after an exploration of the Science Museum of Minnesota. Curiosity was the element of the day. Anders loved the dinosaurs and Katie enjoyed the informational telephones that spouted dinosaur facts...that girl is going to be a talker!




on to choral music

This evening, the River Falls High School music program presented a concert with beautiful a capella pieces by the two high choirs. Once aga...