Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The cute story from Sheri...

Subject: Katie story
We were outside playing and katie all of a sudden starts exclaiming, "there! Sheri LOok! there it is!!! Do you see it?!" I ask "what' looking down the road in the direction she is pointing, at the road, houses, school, neighbors lawn, back at her to see what she is looking at.

""That thing, right there! Right there! Do you see it?!" "I don't, what do you see?" EXaperatedly Katie says "Look that thing that the girls jumped out of!!!!! Do you see it!!!!" Looking in the direction she is frantically pointing in, I start searching for girls...teen agers? Did they run off. I scan the yards, I look toward the school, down the road, at the neighbors houses, back at Katie and back to the road. "What girls?"

Disappointedly and loosing hope, she says "the singer girls..." I look up an barely catch a glimpse of the white, blue and Green truck disappearing down Bartosh Street. "OH the chickmunk girls! I shout, the FedEX truck, they jumped out of a FedEX truck. Bent over Katie comes back to life and says with wide eyes and surprise, "YES from the squeakquil." "Yes!! I did see it Katie!" ANd I got a great smile and a huge hug!

Thank Goodness Odegards lent us the movie two weeks ago!!!!!Now that was an intense moment. Air traffic controllers have NOtt'in over me!!!


Ivan and Brad after Anders' birthday party

Siri and Katie at the party

Katie at her dance recital

Anders and his buddies at his party

Ivan, Molly, Betty and Brent at Anders' party

Anders' birthday booty!

Grandma B reading to the almost nine year old and his sister

DQ with the Thibodeau's!

Wow--how time is flying. Just got another really cute story from Sheri and realized that it had been a while since I had updated our blog.

Our lives will more than likely be changing quite drastically in the next few days. A new member of our family is expected to arrive on Friday, Anders is now a nine year old, Katie is now a 4 and almost 1/2 year old and we have done a lot of living in the past few months.

Brad has built a nice little urban farm complete with livestock (2 bunnies), a barn (storage shed) and tilled acres (5 raised beds) and a compost pile. I have complemented the vegetable gardening (peas, carrots, tomatoes and potatoes) with a little flower gardening.

Anders is completing his third year at Greenwood Elementary (second grade) and unfortunately had to miss his class field trip yesterday due to an untimely illness--fever, cough, malaise. I took full advantage of the moment though and took a little longer lunch and spent some time holding him in my diminished lap and we had great conversation.

Kate is completing her first year of Jacob's Ladder Preschool where she continues to thrive and grow. Today she should be bringing home a CD with photos that one of the Mom's in her classroom put together of photos throughout the year. I am eager to view and so is she.

I'm thouroughly enjoying these last days of pregnancy and just pray that I will never forget this wonderment and joy...what a gift from heaven!
Hope you enjoy the update and love to all...

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...