Monday, August 29, 2011

Winding Down

The last few weeks of summer have been busy.  We have enjoyed a few firsts for Delainey along with a few annual activities. The Brown County Fair was in town, so we took Delainey to her first rodeo.

She enjoyed watching the horses and sheep; especially when 4 and 5 year olds rode the sheep. She kept saying "they fall down", and she was right, those kids all fell down. When Daddy asked her if she would like to ride a sheep, she said "nope"!  We have a few more years to work on her. :)

The next day we went to a salon and had our first real  haircut.  Delainey didn't crack a smile until the beautician asked if she wanted a sucker. Then a little smirk came on her face.

We went to Rosholt for the annual Threshing Bee where we spent some time with the Rosholt class of 2001. We crashed the 10 year reunion and spent some time on Lake Traverse on a pontoon. It was a beautiful day, and Delainey and Delilah had a great time getting to know each other.

The girls got to take turns honking the pontoon horn.  It was a big hit!

Next up was the Threshing Bee parade!  The three musketeers put on their shades, grabbed their buckets and were off to collect some candy!

We have also enjoyed some fun nights of playing piano, singing with music books, playing with babies, purses, glasses, cooking in the kitchen, swinging, sliding, and just having fun!  She entertains herself so well, that I have to go check on her when the house gets a little quiet. The picture below is what I found one of those times. She was getting out her diapers to put one on the baby. She will be so helpful someday!

Delainey loves to sing songs... some favorites are Itsy Bitsy Spider, Twinkle Twinkle, ABC's, and Row Row Row Your Boat.

The picture is a little blurry, but it was too cute not to post.  Delainey grabbed some piano sheet music, sat down in the foyer, and started singing. What a joy!

Friday, August 12, 2011

A Month Gone By...

Crazy how time flies!  It has been almost a month since our last post, but it seems like two days ago.  I will sum up our last few weeks in a nutshell.

Towards the end of July we took a trip to the cities to visit our snuggly baby cousin and have Delainey meet Max for the first time!  She was very excited to see a "real" baby, but she was more fasinated watching her older cousins and trying to keep up with them. While we were there, Delainey showed her shy faces and timidness, but as soon as we get in the car or we're at home, all we can talk about are Maya and Elliot!
Love it!!!  Playing in the sunshine!
Future gardener!  Loved picking strawberries at Maya & Elle's house.
The next weekend landed us in Rosholt where we attended a family wedding up by Ottertail, MN, and a wedding dance later in Rosholt where we caught up with a lot of old friends.  I guess I have no pictures from that day... it was about 100 degrees at the family outdoor wedding... we were a little sweaty, but we had a great time! :)

During the week Shaun and I did a thorough swipe through the house and finished some partly done house projects so we could put our house on the market.  We found one for sale that we would love to buy, but first ours has to sell... cross your fingers for us!  We also need to thank our families for helping us watch Delainey while we tried to get as much done in as short time as possible.

The following weekend we ventured to Roy Lake where we attended my 11 year reunion.  Yes... you are correct... it took a class of 9 people 11 years to plan our reunion! haha  It was great and worth the wait!  We all gathered at Cory and Chelsey's cabins and had a fun day/evening. The kids played, swam, and the adults chatted and played horseshoes.  Then in the evening we chatted some more around a campfire... it was so good to catch up with everyone again!

More fun in the sun!

Smokefree Class of 2000
 This week we are preparing for a rummage sale that we are having Saturday morning. Hopefully no one wants to see the house today, it's a bit unorganized.  However, by Sunday at 1pm we better have it cleaned up again; there's another showing scheduled!

This week I was working in the garage and in the back yard.  In the meantime Delainey discovered her very own entrance to the garage...

And... I'm out again! 
(Notice the over-sized shoes. They are a few sizes too big, but they used to be Elliot's
so when we find them, they are our favorites!)
woof woof