Saturday, July 31, 2010

How many quarters do you have?

Feeding the meter before we headed up to Grandpa's room.  Maybe we should have called ahead?  He was released a few hours earlier. 

Friday, July 30, 2010

Art in the Park.

We had to pull over to check out this park.  There were plenty of sculptures, but this one captured our attention.  There are all sorts of trash items embedded in this guy.  His eyes are old hub caps and there are keys, bottle caps, tiles, shells, rocks, etc. all over his body.  I don't know if the park has a name, but it sits across Marion Street from Sears (off of University) in St. Paul.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Motley Crew.

They have a lot of fun together even though the ages range from eight years to nineteen years.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

On the way home from Ikea,

Jordan caught this from the passenger seat.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Monday, July 26, 2010

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Her specialty.

She may grow up to be a chocolatier.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Sweet Corn.

Haven't had much of it this summer out of courtesy to Jordan.  She's still wearing braces and can't eat it unless she wants to pop a bracket.  We drove by this stand on the way back from the Rochester Hobby Lobby.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Did I scare you?

I'd be scared if I saw that creeping around the house!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Good to the last drop!

We've had watermelon everyday since we got here.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

At the park.

It's way too hot today to run around.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Figuring out the puzzle.

We brought Grandpa John a puzzle thinking it would be fun for him.  Turns out all of his visitors take a turn trying to put the jewel ball back together.  Maddie and Tom can usually get it the rest of us don't have the patience.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Buggin' Jilly.

Jilly is up most nights wanting attention from anyone who will give it.  Whenever we see her sleeping during the day, we wake her up in some annoying way (just like she does to us).  This morning Maddie climbed up on Jilly's cushion and obviously irritated her.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Just hanging around.

Jordan loves to climb trees.  She used the fact that I didn't take any pictures yet today to climb this tree outside of the rehab hospital where grandpa is recouperating.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

It runs in the family.

This is Sebastian's best gangsta pose.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

I don't know these people.

Okay . . . maybe I do.  Shelby and Rachel doing their best modeling pose.

Do you see what I see?

That little guy was eating my almost dead plant at my front door.

Monday, July 12, 2010

What's wrong with this cat?!

She did this for several minutes with Jake's shoes today, but she does this same thing with other athletic shoes.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Saturday, July 10, 2010

A visit with Grandpa John.

He's out of the hospital again and back at the rehab center.  As you can see, Grandpa has a full house tonight.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Sorcerer's Aprentice.

We attended an early screening of the movie and were pleasantly surprised at how good it really was!  This picture shows the kids goofing around in the back seat of the car after the movie.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Val's Garden.

Rachel and I spent the evening with her friend Val.  Val has a gorgeous home and a beautiful garden. 

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


by marshmallow shooter wielding pirates.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Back to Hudson.

There's always good shopping in Hudson, especially at St. Croix Dry Goods and Abigail Page Antiques.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Couldn't wait until dark.

The kids lit their sparklers this afternoon.  They just couldn't wait.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Fireworks on the St. Croix

We enjoyed an evening in Hudson, Wisconsin on the bank of the St. Croix River in anticipation of their annual fireworks display.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Thursday, July 1, 2010