Monday, September 9, 2013

Tristan's Birthday!

This last Thursday, Tristan turned 6!  We just had the basic party, you know, favorite dinner (pizza and mac & cheese), cake (white with yellow frosting and red sprinkles), and presents, but fun was had by all.

Tristan received a VERY LARGE tote full of legos from Granmama and Grandpa Johansen.  Then he received from us a beanbag chair, a flashlight, and 151 marbles, including some big shooters.  He was well satisfied.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Summer Post #9: Mother's Day/Father's Day

I had a wonderful Mother's Day this year.  I received beautiful gifts, had delicious food, and spent good quality time with my family.

And just to be fair, though we have no pictures (most of the focus that day was on Julie), we did celebrate Father's Day for Seth, who received breakfast in bed, a real wedding ring, a nice watch, and many cards and hugs and kisses. :)

Summer Post #8: Camping

Who said this was going to be in chronological order?

We went camping over Memorial Day weekend.  We drove for over an hour to find our spot, totally by accident, and we ended up in this lovely little birch grove just up the hill from a beaver dam and pond.  We made fires, had foil dinners and roasted marshmallows for dinner, eggs and sausage for breakfast, and banana boats and hot dogs for lunch.  We tried to go swimming in the pond, but it turned out to have leeches, so everybody hopped out quickly and all were disappointed.  Overall, though, it was a good experience!