September 14, 2008

The Future Scares Me

So this little activity in and of itself is not really so bad, I get that. It is what this activity represents that has me nervous. James Dobson says in his Bringing Up Boys book that one boy will do crazy things but when you get more than one boy together they will push each other to do crazier and crazier things.

So this particular evening I was out working on our deck and our oldest tells me to watch him. I turn around to see him sitting on the little red rocket ready to go down. I told him I wasn't sure that was such a good idea. In the mean time his younger brother (only 3yrs old) is chanting in the background telling him to do it. He is only 3!!! Again, this was maybe not such a big deal, it is what this will lead to that I am worried about. I have no doubt that at some point in time they will be standing on top of the quonset doing the same thing!

Don't get me wrong, I thoroughly appreciated the creativity and ability to entertain themselves. This activity kept them busy for an hour. I know, however; that I will not always appreciate the ideas that their creativity leads them to do.

Pray for this mom of 3 boys and watch out Nikki!

September 2, 2008

Much needed family vacation

After a very busy summer, we finally had time to get away as a family for a week. We moved around from place to place but just took our time and had a great time. It was a much needed break for Todd. We came home a half a day earlier than we had thought we would and it has been so nice to just kick around home for a day without doing any work. Tomorrow we jump back into reality! The reason for the trip was Our friends Mike and Maija's wedding. Their wedding was a wonderful time and we are so excited to see "Uncle" Mike married to such a great woman! Here are some pictures of where we went .

We stopped at a rest area overlooking Duluth on the way to the wedding.The wedding was at Camp Forest Springs. We had a blast there!

There was a little mini farm where we could pet lots of different animals

The boys got very into the tennis courts there

The wedding was in a beautiful spot on a hill overlooking the lake

The happy couple all married!

Good Friends

We took a day after the wedding and climbed around on the rocks at Interstate State Park in Taylors Falls, MN

The boys could've climbed all week.

Potholes in the park

We climbed down to the river

From there we went to a hotel with a waterpark in Elk River, MN

Then we met up with my parents and my sister's family at the MN State Fair