Sunday, April 19, 2015

Beach bums

Knowing the weather would be 75 degrees and sunny on Friday we packed a lunch and a beach bag and headed to Excelsior Beach. We had the beach to ourselves and loved every moment with the sun on our faces, our tootsies in the sand, and the sparkling blue water stretching in front of us.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter

The kids didn't have school this week because of Spring break so even though we didn't go away we made the most of our time at home. On Monday I took the kids to Williston Fitness Center in Minnetonka where we played in an indoor splash pad and climbed in a two-story tree house for over 3 hours. It was so much fun that we all came home and napped that afternoon.

On Friday, Mike had a rare day off so we took a day trip in our own city - venturing all the way to St. Paul. We started at the Children's Museum, then had lunch at the Blue Door Pub, then went to the Como Zoo and Conservatory. It was a really fun adventure and again - by the end of the day we were all tired.

Keeping with the festive theme we had our own Easter egg hunt in the yard on Saturday. The kids loved hunting under leaves and shrubs to find their treasures. Then we colored Easter eggs that evening.

Today the Easter bunny visited our house and brought the kids candy and Play Mobile camping sets, we hosted my parents for breakfast, went to church, and then to a party for lunch and another family party for dinner. I'm exhausted just typing this! I love to be busy having fun with my family - I hope that we're building some great memories for the kids. I know that I'll remember these special times with my favorite people. What a joy-filled week!

Fun at the indoor splash pad
Miles and Hadley went down this little water slide for 2 hours straight!
Classic big brother moment caught on camera
Goofing around during nap time
Road trip!
Imaginations hard at work at the Minnesota Children's Museum
Miles built this creation himself - it's the indoor wiring of a house
Playing with bubbles
Miles loved being the cashier and Hadley shopped
Waiting for a table
Making goofy faces during lunch
So happy to spend this family time together (not a bad photo by Hadley!)
Gorgeous tulips at the Como Conservatory
My monkeys watching the monkeys at the zoo
Saturday morning at our house - watching cartoons
Easter egg hunt!

One of the first signs of spring in our yard

We're into all of the Spring activities - despite the chilly weather

Coloring Easter eggs

Easter morning - pretty girl
My handsome boy

Grandma and Grandpa Nickolay with 2/3 of their grandkids
The kids table during lunch
Another Easter egg hunt on Lake Minnetonka