Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Summer T-ball and softball 2023.

Summer T-ball and softball is in full swing! We love cheering you on and watching you learn new things- go Royals and Twins! And way to go Kley for being an amazing coach!


Thursday, June 22, 2023

Summer Celebration 2023.

We enjoyed the summer celebration! A neighboring town does this the first weekend of June every year, and it's a fun time of characters, inflatables, petting zoo, train ride, park time, and parade! Happy start of summer!

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Norah's piano recital 2023.

Norah had her end of year piano recital and she did great! She was definitely nervous before, but aren't recitals just ripe for life lesson learning? I took piano lessons for ten years growing up, and I hated each and every recital, but they were good for me. That nervous, pit in your stomach feeling will definitely come to you at some, if not many, points in your life, and learning how to manage that feeling and push through and do the hard thing is a really valuable lesson! It's also a good lesson to remember that bravery doesn't mean you don't feel scared- they often go hand in hand! 

Norah, we are proud of you for diligently practicing and doing your very best tonight through the fear. Hearing you play piano is beautiful and we will always be there cheering you on!

Norah played two songs, and one was a worship song her and Kley played together. SO special!

Sunday, June 18, 2023

First time at the pool 2023.

Our town pool opened on Memorial Day, and the girls were asking for weeks before when we could go! They were thrilled to get there opening day and were super excited. Going to the pool gets better/easier each year as they get older. So fun to watch them enjoy it. Happy start of summer!

Thursday, June 15, 2023

Memorial Day weekend in Minneapolis 2023.

We had the best kickoff to summer! We spent Memorial Day weekend in Minneapolis visiting the Schornacks (my sister). We packed many fun things into a weekend and we were thankful to be together, enjoying the nice weather and celebrating the beginning of summer!

Cousin time with Averie and Brooks was great!

We went to Immersive Disney Animation, which was a fun and unique experience! It's hard to explain what it was without seeing it, but basically it's a huge room with screens all around, floor to ceiling. It's about 45 minutes of songs/highlights from many different Disney movies. It wasn't like a movie theatre because there was much more open space (there were some benches, but not assigned seats or anything), so the girls could dance around, and a bubble machine. It felt like you were really in it. It was neat!

The floor was sparkly!

Before the show, there were a couple rooms you could walk through that taught you about the drawing/creation of movies.

Getting soaked in the sprinkler.

Another highlight was Como Town. It was opening day with great weather and we enjoyed many rides!

The girls loved this one and thought it was SO cool that they could drive their own car entirely by themselves. :)

I was loving that all three rode the Pony Carts. Sometime soon they will say they are too old for rides like that, but for now I will live it up. 8 and 6 are pretty fun ages!

The swinging boat is always a favorite!

Love that they could ride some rides with Averie! Sweetest cousin car.

We also had a fun glow party in the basement! Sunday morning we checked out Shoreview Commons Park, which was incredible! So beautiful, expansive, and nice! We had scooter rides and outside time and made s'mores!

They live within walking distance to DQ, so we went there when we got there Friday night. So thankful for an amazing weekend and truly such a great summer kickoff!

Thursday, June 8, 2023

Tulip Festival 2023- Street Scrubbing.

On Saturday, we scrubbed streets in the afternoon parade. It's always special to dress up and take pictures each year! Thankful we had good weather and made some fun family memories. Happy Tulip Festival!

The women scrub and the men throw the water.

Our beautiful Dutch girls!

Fun with Grandpa and Grandma too!

Love our family!