October 10, 2010
Before (we didn't get the best before picture)
This is our newest project. We tore the carpet out of the kid's rooms, the hallway and the living room and started re-finishing the hardwood floors. One room down three to go. I probably shouldn't say "we" since Tom does most of the work.
October 1, 2010
September 18, 2010
June 13, 2010
It stayed clear for the first game, then it rained from the end of that game to the beginning of the next game. It also rained during the game. Our coaches wanted to postpone the game due to the condition of the field but Hudson wanted to play. The Twins won both of their games today.
June 11, 2010
It's been a busy few days so I'm catching up on the last three days. Twins almost lost to the Diamondbacks, who haven't won one game this season. They managed to pull it out in the last inning to win by one run. Jake got on base at one of his at bats, he stole 2nd, stole 3rd and this is him stealing home.
June 7, 2010
June 4, 2010
May 31, 2010
May 30, 2010
One of Gabrielle's cousins brought her hula hoop to the birthday party and she hula-hooped for 30 minutes straight. Her uncle had something to do with it. I think she started out to break Josh's record and she ended up going for much longer. I told her we would buy one so we made a Target run this morning.
May 27, 2010
May 25, 2010
Jake was pitching in the first inning when a ball got hit right back at him hitting him in the chest. It hit his thumb too which bruised up instantly and he has a nice red circle on his chest. He was back in the game by the third inning. They ended up losing though.
May 23, 2010
Today we played the Cubs and the Cardinals. Twins lost against the Cubs. They were only two runs ahead and almost everyone on our team started to get poor attitudes. We played a half hour after that game ended so all the kids quick ate lunch and got back to it. They beat the Cardinals.
We have baseball all weekend. Two games today against the Rays and the Diamond Backs. Twins won both games. It was a little cool at the morning game. It started to rain once Jake and I got to the car. It cleared up right before we were leaving for the second game in the afternoon. Lucky us. It was nice and toasty for that game.
May 20, 2010
Tuesday was a track and field meet for all the 6th graders from the different schools in Roseville. This is three of the four boys who won the 4x100 meter baton relay. Henry, Gabe, and Jake. Michael also was a part of the team but I think he had to go run in the co-ed relay. The schools included Parkview, Brimhall, Falcon Heights, Emmett D. Williams, Edgerton, and Central Park.
May 17, 2010
May 16, 2010
I'm always telling Jake to take what he doesn't need out of his bag and leave it in his locker. Friday I go to move it from the living room to his bedroom and the thing feels like he's carrying around bricks. I went and weighed it, that kids lugs around a 14 lb. bag.
May 13, 2010
Today was the field trip to The Science Museum. They all liked the Iguana sculpture in the area where we load/unload the buses. We watched the movie Arabia. They talked about the golden age when the people made their wealth selling frankincense. While we were exiting the theater one of the kids said "I can't believe they had that Frankenstein stuff".
May 10, 2010
May 9, 2010
May 8, 2010
May 5, 2010
May 4, 2010
I'm behind in my postings. Saturday was opening day for baseball. He is playing for Parkway Little League this year. There was an opening ceremony followed by a carnival and games scheduled all day. Jake plays for the Twins. Unfortunately they lost 5 to 6. Jake scored the first run. He hit a triple and then stole home. He also pitched the first two innings and only allowed one run.
April 20, 2010
April 19, 2010
April 17, 2010
April 15, 2010
April 12, 2010
The boys are at baseball so Gabrielle wanted to roller blade around the lake, I jogged along with her. She made it 3/4 of the way around, I towed her the last quarter. The lake is 1.6 miles around and then to and from the house, those little legs went two miles.
April 11, 2010
April 9, 2010
It's that time of year. Jake already started baseball practice. Gabrielle will start softball next month. She was asked to play on a traveling team, all their games are double headers. She decided she didn't want to play double headers so she will play up at the rec center.
April 5, 2010
I was cleaning the family room and saw something walking around on the roof so I went to check it out. I ran in to change lenses on my camera to get a close up of him but he disappeared. I figured he walked to the front of the house so I went to go find him. He was out there with a female, I wondered who he was "talking" to. One of the neighbors walked by and they flew off before I could get anymore pictures.