Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Christmas in April

This year we asked family for money for a basketball hoop. After a bit of looking Darin found 'the one'. He and Lucas and other various helpers took the last 2 weekends to get it put together. We are all very excited about the new addition to our lawn!
A 'small' hole 2 feet by 2 feet.

The boys thinking about their next step.

Nothing better than getting dirty!
After 1/2 a ton of cement...the hole was filled.
Time to let the cement cure. No leaning poles here.

How many guys does it take the hook the backboard up to the pole???
The finished product. Thanks Darin and crew for all your hard work to get our Christmas gift up.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Oh My!!! Lucas is 7.

Big weekend for Lucas. He had a party with family at our house and then had a party at Classic Gymnastic with some friends. It is hard to believe he is going to be 7 on Tuesday. Times flies.

He has been planning since last year to do a cake dunk for fun. He got his wish. For some reason the frosting that I bought at the store did not want to come off. He had blue on his face for the rest of the day!

End of the Cubbies year for Jack

Here is Jack with all the teachers from his room. He had a great first year in Cubbies learning his verses each week and singing fun songs!

Jack with his table teacher (left) and his lead teacher (right).

Jack receiving his Cubbie bear award for his vest. He was the first of the night to receive an award so he had no clue what to do.

Trying to sing with his finger in his mouth!

Sunday, April 18, 2010


This was Lucas' first year of participating in the city wide sparks-a-rama competition. He spent 4 Sundays practicing for the big event. Here is the team getting prepped by one of his coaches.

There were 9 teams from around the twin cities areas that participated.

Balloon Battle - the goal was to keep the balloons from touching down in your triangle.

Sparky Safari - 3 kids ran a relay with a bean bag on top of their head.

Sparky Crawl - Each sparky crawls across the gym as quickly as possible. First team completely across the gym is the winner.

Sparky Balloon Pop - Balloon is passed between the players legs. The last player has to sit on the balloon and pop it.

Sparky Train - Hold on and run as fast as you can. The train can't break. Sorry for the blurry picture. The amateur camera holder does not take action photos well. Plus they were going way to fast for a good picture.

Lucas was the caboose so he got to pick up the pin which shows which team wins. The other two were fighting over the beanbag which shows which team comes in 2nd place.

Lucas showing his excitement over winning!

The proud 1st place team!!! Grace Church Eden Prairie.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

1st Grade Music Concert at Bluff Creek Elementary

Easter/Spring Break in ND

Working on getting an Easter picture of the boys.

Getting closer to something mom approves of.

I guess this is the best we can get!
2 very happy boys once they realized the Easter bunny knew where grandma's house was.

Matilda (Tildy) gets lots of loving when the boys are at grandmas!

A fun day spent at the water park

This year we tried to tie dye our Easter eggs. Mom would not recommend! I think there was more dye on the hands than on the eggs.