Monday, June 11, 2012

Summer and Stuff

I found out I could blog from my phone and since that's where my pictures of the kids reside, I figured I'd give it a go.

The school year is winding down and we've had quite a bit of nice summer weather already here in Minot. It's been so nice. I hired a tutor for Henry for the summer and she's amazing. She also listens to Kate read so when I'm not working, I'm just hanging with the kids and it's wonderful. So far our summer activities have just included some bike rides (Kate and Henry got new bikes this spring), rollerblading, backyard fires, family movies, getting frozen yogurt at Tutti Frutti and playing with the neighbor kids.

Since I can't type in between photos on here, you'll have to make up your own captions. The only one I really want to caption is the one where Kate is holding a plate with Henry next to her. He made her lunch that day. I like the sweet times. Happy summer!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Happy Valentimes Day (yup, Henry still thinks there's an M in there) from three kiddos that are better than any momma could ever think up. I love them to pieces.

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Ski Whitefish

This is our second annual family ski trip. Each trip shows more skill improvement and lots of family fun. It also shows me and Phil how out of shape we are. Phil has some videos on his phone of me and Addy; I'll have to try to get those posted, as well, but for now here are two of the little kids. This was day two of skiing and they were showing us their skills on the tiniest of hills. We went with our friends, Matthew, Maria and their oldest two - Lila and Grace. The first ones here are from my phone. The other ones are from the photographer up on the mountain. I just can't resist pictures of my kiddos.

 The beautiful town of Whitefish. Told the kids to stand in the middle of the road like a good Momma.

Lila and Grace warm up with a shared cup of hot cocoa

the second and third days were pretty much full whiteouts. Makes for some pretty hard skiing.

 I started the third day with a run with my Bacon

 Last year I saw these at the restaurant and I didn't order them. I've been obsessing about them ever since and they were everything I imagined and much, much more.

Philly enjoys his Philly

 For about 20 minutes after lunch the snow let up and the clouds lifted a bit and we got an amazing view of the beautiful town of Whitefish and Whitefish Lake.

Addy and I skied together on the third day. She was not happy with my pace and lack of adventure. I just didn't want to get hurt.

Addy and Maria on a beautiful bridge

 and then I ended the third day with my Bacon. Love that girl.

The vacation rental was kind of a bust, but it did provide a cozy fire.

on the third day in the morning, the ski instructor walked up to Kate and Henry and said, "you girls ready to ski!?" Henry can't help it that he's pretty like a girl.