8 kiddos

8 kiddos

Friday, July 29, 2011

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Turtle Lake

Fun weekend with grandma and grandpa at the lake.  A few photos of our water-skiing kiddos...

Sunday, July 10, 2011

that's not the dog...

Found this guy in our front yard this afternoon.  We later discovered that he'd been in the lower garage feasting on our supply of "deer food".  What a mess!  
Gotta love these big creatures up here in the north woods!  

Friday, July 8, 2011

Beach Picnic

Today the kids and I packed lunch boxes and ventured out on Minnesota Point to find the sandy beach.  It was a beautiful, clear day with plenty of sunshine.  Made us remember all the good times we had on the beach at Lake Michigan while we lived in GR.
Refresher course for me in beach rules:
1. Everything & everyone you bring to the beach will come home sandy.
2. Sand does not taste good in a sandwich or on apple slices.
3. Swimsuit or not - Kids will always get wet when they are near the water.
4. Making memories is worth the effort it takes to pack up and get out of the house!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

sleeping sisters

Rachel climbed up on Hannah's lap and fell asleep yesterday, and this afternoon Della fell asleep on Megan's lap.  Maybe I'll curl up in the beanbag for a nap tomorrow...

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Lake Fun

Our family had a great long weekend at Watab lake with cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and great grandma.  After a LONG spring we were so thankful for the hot temperatures and sunshine.  Hans was not lacking for attention or kisses this weekend.

 Hannah enjoyed a mocha from her daddy.
 Luke-man learned to ski this weekend.  Uncle Carl celebrates his victory with raised arms on the dock.
 Hans took a skinny-dip
 Proud 8 year-old
Daddy and Lars