Sunday, April 25, 2010

Cooper's First Communion

Cooper celebrated his First Communion today. Our church as four different masses to choose from so we signed up for the Sunday mass. Very special sacrament for a Catholic. Cooper recived thoughtful gifts/keepsakes from his grandparents and godparents. All the second graders looked so handsome and beautiful. Instead of going out to dinner to celebrate, Coop wanted filet mignon, mashed potatoes, green beans, and choc cake with chocolate icing with chocolate brownie ice cream. Bring on the Tums!

Shrinky dinky

Remember Shrinky Dinks?? Quinn received some as a birthday present..makes a good raint day activity

Another Year Older

I celebrated another many things to be thankful a few years away from 40(hee hee)Ron was on call so we celebrated early that morning so that is why we all look a bit tired. Got my Flip camera that I've been hinting at. Spent the rest of the weekend at soccer games and Cooper's first my birthday weekend was all about my best gift ever. And yes, I realize it looks like I have no eyes in the pictures...waiting on the coffee and cupcake to perk me up!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Serious Spring Fever

We have had serious spring fever. The weather has been beautiful. The kids have been playing in the backyard alot.Ron and I have been enjoying the warmth and sunshine too.I'm itching to start planting flowers but know it's not time. Cooper and his bud Jaxon have been playing tons of backyard baseball. Quinn and Coop have also been playing soccer. Which has been consuming our life lately. Quinn is playing in the recreation league and Cooper is in travelling soccer. Which means multiple games on weekends and lots of practices for Cooper.Been busy but fun.
I actually scrapbooked all day on a Sunday.I think we got more talking done than scrapping but was nice to work on photos from a year ago. I also bought a digital software program so maybe I'll get caught up faster...that's my hope anyway.
Ron took the kids golfing while I was scrapbooking.
My friend and I went and ran around Lake Calhoun and then I put all those calories back on by having lunch outside at French Meadow bakery. Lovely to sit outside though.
Excited to see Quinnie dance tonight at dance class. We get to tape them so we can practice at home. She has so much fun and seems to really like her teachers.Excited to see her costumes soon too.The recital is just around the corner.
We have a busy weekend coming up...more soccer games and Cooper's First Communion.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

A Little Obsessed

with the Wii's "Dance Party"

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Fun in the Sun

We just got back from a spectacular week in the Virgin Islands with good friends.We rented a minivan that we affectinately dubbed the "Blaine Blue Bomber"that our friend drove all over both St. Thomas and St. John. They drive on the left side on roller coaster roads so eric did and awesome job. We went to beach after beach...Magen's Bay, Trunk Bay, Maho Bay, Cinnamon Bay, Sapphire Beach, Coki Beach. We took a sailboat(The Fury) out to Buck Island to snorkel with sea turtles and Coop and Quinn got to steer the boat. We snorkeled at Coki Beach and saw thousands of fish..even snorkel impaired me managed to don a snorkel mask and see all the fish.Cooper and Quinn are much braver than me..they are snorkeling pros.We bought boogie boards for the kids to use and it must have been the best $40 we spent. We went to fun"beachy" places to eat every night..with beachy names like The Fat Turtle, Shipwreck Bar and Grill, The Greenhouse, and Hook, Line, and Sinker.We went to a canival night at Iggie's Beach Bar where the kids danced to carribean music.We sat out on our balcony and had beers and watched the cruise ships leave port. We enjoyed sunshine and lots of great seafood-fish every night..snapper, mahi mahi, wahoo,grouper-delish! and tropical drinks and Carib beer.We have sand coming out of every suitcase and beach bag but a million pics and memories.

Sunshine and Good Times

Life's a Beach

Beachy Keen

A Slice of Paradise

Friday, April 2, 2010

Feels Like Summer

Thursday was a freakishly warm we celebrated by going to have Blizzards at Dairy Queen after school.Cooper also had an outdoor soccer nice to be outside and Quinn played at the park while Cooper had fun with his teammates.Ron even got to come home from work for a few hours to soak this warm weather right up...because we know it won't last.

Girly day

Quinn and I had a fun Friday. We went and had manicures and pedicures, ate lunch at Chili's-we even ordered dessert and went to the bookstore.It's fun to have one on one time with each of my kids.Now I need to plan something with Cooper. Ron and Cooper went to lunch too and then went and saw Clash of the Titans(I still love the original 1981 version) but of course Ron never remembers to take photos so there are no pictures of that!