8 kiddos

8 kiddos

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Living room turned ER

Della fell off her bicycle in the driveway this afternoon and landed on her forehead.  Fortunately, her helmet prevented a more serious injury - she just got a big cut for Daddy to sew up.  We are so blessed to have a talented surgeon in the house to take good care of us!  Della was brave and tough.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Della's new do

It was time to say "good-bye" to the long hair.  Here's Della's new look for the summer...

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Seven little monkeys

Today we went to Hartley Nature Center for a "School field trip." We really enjoyed hiking
 through God's beautiful creation.

 We all enjoyed hiking and climbing trees.

By Megan

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

No more training wheels

On monday Lars and Della figured out how to ride bikes without training wheels! Della figured it out about three minutes before Lars did! Della style. 

 In this photo, Lars almost has it! 
 Lars has it down, and he loves it!
This photo is of Della going around again!
* Neither Della nor Lars know how to use the brakes. Yet.*

by Megan

Baby in a basket

by Megan

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Photo update

We finished off the ski season with a fantastic day at Giant's Ridge.  Hannah and Megan raced their first 10Ks with smiles (and no hats).  Gorgeous day! 

 I skied the 24K and Matt did the full 48K.  Grandma and grandpa L came along for race support.  Fun to have my mom and dad there cheering  - just like old times! Ok, I'm not 16 years old anymore, but I have the same boyfriend and we were on the same trails.  Brought back a lot of good memories.

 Rachel had a chance to ski on our home trails a few times before the big melt last week.  Too cute.

 Our family went to our first UMD hockey game last weekend.  Lars was fascinated with the bulldog and Hans loved the action. 

 Today we spent the afternoon outside going around and around the driveway.  Luke got an early birthday present - big boy bike with lots of gears.  Hans learned to ride in the wagon.  Yeah for spring!