Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Lake Michigan!

The third annual Olson/Knier tour on Lake Michigan was a blast. A fourth annual with the addition of the Quintana's and Swanson's is being planned for August 2009.

The festivities started on Friday, August 1st and carried through Sunday, August 3rd. Sun, rain, fish, swimming, restaurant runs, baby Stella, baby Gorlock, Chicago cup, kick ball, ring around the rosie, tick tock tick tock cookoo clock, water fountain, trolly, meeting Bud, Betty and Bruce on the freeway, sunblock, Shumair, uncle Bruce, Dramamine, new lifejacket, two tours on the craft, noxious weeds, ketchup, scuba gear...many things were highlights on our fun trip to the Knier's in Appleton and day spent at the campground near Sheboygan.

I hope these photos make sense...

Grandma Betty, Siri and Katie enjoying some downtime on Saturday evening.

Katie being the entertainer with Grandpa Bud.

Brad waiting for a big fish to bite on Friday evening.

Anders and Bruce admiring one of the catch on Friday.

Tom, Bruce, Brad, Bud, Brent and Anders trying their rally caps...

The girls spending time near downtown Appleton. At the fountain where Jen and Jerry had their wedding photos taken eight years ago.

Jillian and Katie comparing feet stories.

Anders trying to rouse baby Gorlock--the baby affectionately known as baby Gorlock.

Next summer two little babies will be joining in on the fun at the lake. Jen due mid November, Molly due late October.

Katie smelling a noxious weed...I really had no idea this plant would cause chemical burns!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Blue Wave Baseball

Thanks to Mike Jilek for his great photos of Anders and his team this year!

Our family thoroughly enjoyed a great year of fun, learning and friends. Jonas Mork and Steve Kelm did an amazing job with these kids as their coaches. Minus a lost thumbnail, Anders grew so much in his love of the game and his skills on the field.

Summertime summertime sum sum summertime

Summer has been fabulous...I can't even believe how wonderful the weather and activities have been. Here are some select snapshots... Anders creating a lovely sidewalk creation at the Lake
Brent is struggling with devilish thoughts
Sparkler time on July 4th! Katie is bundled up against the swarm of mosquitos
Gretl and Bo Peep cuddling on Grandpa's chair...
Now it's time to boogie down and show off Aunt Ibby's pretty dresses.
"Hannah Montana Momma, I'm Hannah Montana!" I didn't even know she was acquainted with the pop star-yikes glimmers on pre-teen years!
Brentina the lovely good witch of the South.
Annie--the lovely good witch of the East bestowing grace and love on all she meets...

swimming in Lindstrom

Last night, Osten, Brad and I drove to Lindstrom, Minnesota to see the River Falls Wildcats face Spring Lake Park and the Wildcats of Chisag...