Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Look Who’s 8!! {Photo Bloopers}

Anthony celebrated his 8th birthday earlier this month (how is that even possible?!?) and as always, an updated photo shoot was required! I’m just starting to edit the good ones, but thought it might be fun to share the “blooper” photos (that I will not take the time to edit)!

Anthony thought it was hilarious to make some silly faces, especially eye rolling… 

Here are the photos for your viewing pleasure!

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Even with so many bloopers, there are still tons of good photos waiting for Photoshop to work some magic.

Hopefully they will be ready to share soon!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Third Grade! {First Day of School}

Here we are again… the first day of school!  With the year-round school calendar it always feels like our summer is a little short, but the breaks during the school year are totally worth it.

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Anthony attends a school that follows a year-round calendar or 45/15 calendar.  I have written about that here and here.

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It’s always fun to look back at all of Anthony’s first days of school. Follow the links to see more of the first day of Kindergarten, the first day of First grade, and the first day of Second grade.
Check out how he’s changed over the years!

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So proud of this kiddo!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Minnesota is HOME

Over the last few weeks I have been trying to make some progress in the basement again. It’s been awhile since we have done much down there (besides hang out!) and it’s time to start slowly making progress again.

For months I have been collecting some random frames from Ikea, Goodwill, Home Goods, etc. to put together a fun gallery wall above our couch. I decided I had enough frames right before the 4th of July and quickly planned out the wall. Thankfully handy hubby assisted me with hanging. Who knew those Ikea frames were such a pain to hang?!?  Seriously, Ikea should know better!

Once the frames were hung, it was time to start filling them. I put together a few photo collages in Photoshop, created a couple quick “signs”, and framed an old license plate.

Here’s a quick pic of the wall at this moment -

This is one of my favorites -

If you are interested in a copy, please feel free to email me and I will send it to you!

Friday, June 6, 2014

A Month in Photos {April 2014}

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Wow, it sure has been hard to find time to document what we have been up to! The month of April kept us on our toes in so many ways – it’s nice to have it behind us! We did find some time for fun too!

Skateboarding with snow still on the ground
Silly faces
Easter egg hunts
The backyard is officially open for business!
Spring Break – 3 weeks off from school!
Playing doctor
Swimming Lessons
Cub Scout hikes

Last Day of School

School’s out for summer!

As always, I had to take the “last day of school pics”. Anthony was not as interested in photos this morning, but luckily I was able to get him to laugh at my silliness!

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Check out these teeth!  Wow…. There will be an ortho consult in his future!

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Here’s the comparison between the 1st day and last day of 2nd grade!  He’s grown a couple inches this year! He also really needs a new pair of shoes…

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Happy summer!!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

A Month in Photos {March 2014}

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Somehow I barely took any photos during the entire month of March. In fact, I’m pretty sure that 
all but one of the photos in the collage this month were taken on my phone. I need to make 
more of a point to get my camera out!

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Snow, snow and more snow!
Celebrating Gotcha Day!
Volcano!! at Rainforest Café
Friends over on snow days
Adopting a new Webkinz

Friday, April 4, 2014

Pinewood Derby Car: Swiss Army Knife {Cub Scouts}

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Last week I shared Anthony’s Pinewood Derby car for this year:

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Now it’s time to share handy hubby’s car! Yes, he made a Pinewood Derby car. Some of the scout dads were together one night and decided it would be fun. They would all make them and race against each other. Turns out, it was all talk. Handy hubby was the only dad to build one!

The boys painted their cars together. Hubby is clearly working hard!

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After the first coat of paint… You can see he made the standard Swiss Army Knife components - scissors, a knife blade and a screwdriver.

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It’s all in the details! Hubby added a little key ring loop, built a teeny tiny wooden tweezers (the gray piece showing in the lower right corner) and a toothpick (goes in on the other side)

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My hubby is super creative, right?!?

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Here’s the end where both the tweezers and the toothpick go in.

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They had a great time working on their derby cars together! I wonder what ideas they will have next year?