Archive for 2010

Great Wolf Lodge

We had an awesome time at the Great Wolf Lodge the past two nights with two other families. Such good friends, we were asked if it was a family reunion at the restaurant.

Here are all the littles lined up. The best of friends.


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Simon’s birthday is in two days and Emily’s is next week so they got the birthday song and cupcake.


Lots of computer games during the downtime…



$5.00 in the arcade gets burned up in about three minutes. Ask me how I know…


And my ONLY pic from the water park….I am counting on Kristin for some water park shots. Hint hint…

Simon in the kiddie area. The two slides in there were perfect for both Simon and Xander.


Friends meet again…

Simon and Hannah Haven’t seen each other in a awhile. Look how big they have gotten!

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old school experiment…

…but new to the kids! Xander is excited to see if anything happens.

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Family room progress

…with some new art, passed on from my friend Nicole. I love it!

The desk tables came out of their boxes this weekend. Just a little more painting on the book shelves and the computers, lamps and desk chairs can move in.

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Isn’t it a fun painting? Local artist Irina Beffa..check out her other stuff.

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this and that

We made the ugliest chocolate covered strawberries ever. The chocolate didn’t quite melt in the microwave like I thought and stiffened up. I had to spatula some onto each berry.

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The kids gobbled them all up in a about 5 minutes, so I guess they tasted fine.

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A little peak at the family room progress…

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Somebody needs his own computer…

Simon had just about every program open, an email about to send and some things downloading on my computer.

Here he is working on Xander’s computer now.

I’m thinking it’s time to set up his own station in the new family room remodel.

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Tuck in time…

…is so sweet with two readers now.

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I need a dock for my iPod…

“I’ll be right back,” Jason says as he heads to the lego bin.

15 seconds later I have a new iPod dock…

I know! Classy, eh? I might have to check out the additional color choices.

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Fun on a Friday

The Shut the Box game is keeping the boys busy. Math is fun!

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and found this pic from the last time the kids came over. We are wild and crazy like that! 😀

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Family room remodel

We have neglected this downstairs family room for the entire four years we’ve lived here. Holes in the wall, concrete floor and dungeon lighting and color…ick!

The storage crap piled up and the room has been ignored until recently.

We finally decided the extra living space MUST be made usable. The room will be our new “computer room” and also a corner for TV/Netflix and video game consoles.

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and the beginnings of the after…

My friend Sheri inspired me with some design ideas (thank you!) and I have carpet coming on Monday. Jason is working hard repairing the walls, planning the network cable routing and bookshelf builds.

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