Monday, July 30, 2007

Lost tooth #3!

We had to have Sam's "old" teacher pull his tooth out! He won't let anyone do that but Brittany. She's pulled all 3 of his teeth now. However, he's graduated to the after school room and Brittany's in the early childhood room, so we have to make a special trip to see her! :-)

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Neat thing

My mom was recently awarded a Faculty Excellence Award at one of the colleges that she teaches at. This is a neat little blurb about what she's done, as well as a small interview that they did with her.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Weekend News and Fence Pictures

We had a wonderful weekend. Dad drove up from SD on Thursday and spent the afternoon with Sam. Emily got home from dance camp around 4:30, so we were all able to spend the evening together. Melissa joined us on Friday and Grandpa and Grandma hung out with the kids in the morning (plus Rob in the afternoon) while I worked. We had a very enjoyable weekend with great weather. Dad and Melissa left on Sunday morning and Emily flew out a few hours later for Georgia. She'll be back on Sunday.

Sam wasn't feeling well on Sunday, so we made a visit to the walk-in clinic. He had a fever, swollen tonsils, and no appetite, but no strep throat (as of yet). The doctor said "virus." We had him rest most of the day and this morning he was ready to go to day care. We did ask that he not play baseball, though - don't want to tire him out too much. Tonight is our summer picnic at work; there will be lots of great food and Games to Go (inflatables that you jump in) - I'm counting at least 12 outside now!

Below are some pictures of our new backyard fence. We LOVE it!!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Independence Day

Rob, the kids, the dogs, the boat, and I went to Fort Pierre, SD for the holiday. We left on Saturday morning and 7 hours later finally arrived. It was hot, muggy, and there were a ton of biting flies that didn't seem at all detered by any type of repellant. But I camped 5 nights! We spent our days boating and relaxing, so it was a nice time. However, I absoutely hate the evening of the 4th when we go to town and try to blow off a finger or two lighting fireworks in my in-laws driveway. I sat inside, biting my tongue, for 2 hours before they were done.

Unfortunately, we got some awful news on the 4th. My brother's girlfriend's son was killed in a car accident. Mike and Kim have been going out for almost 7 years, so he's the closest thing to a nephew that I have. His obituary is here:

My dad and Melissa happened to fly to ND on Friday the 6th and headed to SD to spend time with Melissa's family before coming back to Fargo, so I was able to ride down to Sioux City with him for the services on Monday and Tuesday. Mom and Dennis drove from Ohio and were there Sunday through today. Words cannot describe the sorrow his mother was experiencing. Please pray for her.

I returned home to find that our fence was almost 1/2 done! It should be finished tonight, so I will take a picture and post it. It will be so nice to not have to hook Riley up every time I let her outside!