Thursday, July 17, 2008

Weekend at the Cabin


Here are a few pictures from last weekend at Neil's folks cabin. It's the first time we've gone somewhere as a family. The cabin is located on Lake Superior in Port Wing, WI. Overall the trip was relaxing. The drive was a little long for the kids (3hrs each way) because they are not use to being in the car that long. The weather was mild, but windy so pants and sweatshirts were our attire, which felt funny for July. Evelyn loved "going" on her potty on the porch. We all slept, eventually, at night after some family goofing around to get some energy out. We came back relaxed and looking forward to our next trip back.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

4th of July pictures

We went strawberry picking for the 4th of July for the first time. We headed out to Pine Tree Apple Orchard in White Bear Lake. The strawberries were smaller that the ones in the store and also sweeter. They didn't last as long in the fridge, so I ended up freezing some of them. Wyatt spent most of the time eating the berries we picked. Evelyn spent most of the time as the "Strawberry Police" yelling at her brother to stop eating. Strawberry picking is pretty slow going unless you hit some plants that were loaded. I don't think it's a family activity we'll do every year and it will be more "fun" for everyone when the kids get a little bigger. We do plan on going Raspberry picking soon.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Words, Words and more Words!!!

Something has "clicked" in Wyatt's head and he's started talking this week. It's been an explosion of words and he's eager to mimic what you are saying. Here's the words he has so far. The last 6 he just said the past two days.

Mama
Dada
Kitty
Ev (short for Evie)
Baby
Ball
Up
Out
Cracker
Thank you

Evelyn started talking at 10 months, which I know was super early. I've been wondering how Wyatt will fair since his gross motor skills have been so much better than Evelyn's early on. (He's 14 months old) I look forward to all the words to come and for communication between us to become easier.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Summer update

Is it really July already? I feel like June zoomed by us!!! My mom came out for 2 weeks and it was such a nice visit. We did alot of work in our yard pruning trees and planting new things. I didn't realize how much work our yard needed until this year. The kids ate up her attention!
Neil and his dad started our deck project. I think by the end of this week the framing should be done and Neil can start laying deck boards. Our gazebo kit is being delivered sometime this week. How exciting!