Friday, December 10, 2010

Girls Day!

It has become a tradition for my good friend and I to take our girls to American Girl for lunch. This time Sally (bitty baby) came along! We also celebrated the girls birthday with an ice cream at the end of our lunch! The girls were sooo cute dressed up alike. We wonder how many more years we will be able to pull that off!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Family Day!

It was a super fun family day for the Carlson's! We enjoyed a 5K run around Lake Harriet, Reindeer Run, in the morning! It was a beautiful course but a hard one with all the snow! It was not easy to push the stroller.
After the run we went home and got ready to go to see Santa! We went to the Mall of American with the Ames Family and had a blast!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Gobble Gobble

We were pretty excited this year that my grandma and grandpa came up for Thanksgiving! It was such a nice visit. We felt very lucky to have them come all the way from Illinois to visit! I am always proud of my turkey! Isn't it pretty!!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Monster Dash!

Oh a beautiful fall day our family enjoyed another Team Ortho Race! It was my final race in my Monster Race Series- a 10 mile race. I ran it with my friend Brenda. I was proud of myself that I completed the series! Rich and the kids took part in the 5K race along with Brenda's husband Bill. We plan on doing the race again next year!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Getting caught up

I am working on updating the blog.. I got a little behind due to a computer crash... and I guess just life in general. Be sure to check back to see other updates (you might have to scroll down to see posts as I add them. I am trying to keep things in order!

Until Later....

Shooting "Out of Town"

One morning Lylah decided she wanted me to take her photo and insisted we go out of town to do it. I told her her we can go to another town but what did she want to do. Over and over again she said Out of Town! It took me awhile-- with the help of Dayne-- to realize she wanted to go Downtown! We headed to one of my favorite spots, one I actually had taken Dayne to a month earlier to take some shots of them. I love this one because he spotted the yellow railing and said "Hey mom- that will look cool in a photo" and ran and said like this all on his own. He is becoming my model! Plus a very good helper!Such a sweet shot.... My babies..... they bring me so much joy... Love you! XOXO

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Cold Weather Fun... during the summer

We grabbed our sweatshirts and sharpened our ice skates and headed to the local ice rink. Wait a second... isn't it summer you might ask. was a over 90 degrees that day... we live in Minnesota... the State of Hockey.. we ice skate in the summertime. Ha! Now we have never actually gone skating in the summer before- but there is a first time for everything! Our neighbors planned a trip to the rink during open skating and we thought we would give it a try. I have skates of my own and I had actually gotten skates for the kids from students of mine. Many of the boys play hockey so summer ice time isn't to crazy but it was the first time for Dayne and Lylah and they did pretty good. They lasted longer than I thought- about 30 minutes. Dayne said he would do it again so I took that as a good sign. Happy Dayne- upright!
I actually really like to ice skate but it is not easy with the kids. I ended up having to carry Lylah at the end while I tried to skate a little!

Happy Lylah-- she never really got upright- but she said she liked it!