Monday, July 27, 2009

Somewhere over the rainbow...

Weekend at Bud and Betty's about a month ago...after a much needed rain came the most lovely and sustained rainbow I've seen. The origin of the rainbow seemed to be coming from the middle of Wood Lake. A sight to behold!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Anders Cole passed level 2--emerging from depths--touching bottom--front crawl (Phelps-like)

Anders and Kate eagerly awaiting the go-ahead from teachers to jump into the pool

Kate braving up to go under...

She's officially a fish!

Clorine in the eyes--ouch!

Braving up to try a few "scoops"

Anders and Kate just finished up another season of swimming lessons. Anders passed level 2 and Kate will be moving on to "Bubbles" next summer.
This is our last year of parent-child swimming lessons, which is kind of sad as the weather during week 2 was almost heaven like--but we feel Kate is ready to move on and swim on her own.

Anders is really strong on all of his strokes and had no problems jumping or sliding into the deep end. There is the problem with paying attention to the teacher while waiting, but he improved very much in that area as well.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Race day...

Kim waiting at the starting line
Adam, Kim and Kyle post race

Kim kicking it in towards the finish

Kyle closely trailing Adam

Adam in the red shorts sprinting to the finish

Anders and Ryan

Very spirited boys...

Grandma's weekend was a blast! I thankfully didn't get any photos of myself during the weekend, but here are a few of the 5K--

Adam was 1st in the 14 year old division and Kyle Jr. was 3rd. They both finished in the top 40 overall of 1,500 runners. I taught them everything I know :)

Kim ran an amazing race while Anders, Ryan, Katie, Liana, Kyle Sr., Brad and myself cheering on.

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...