Friday, August 29, 2014

This week...

Sophie got hit in the face with a Frisbee at recess.


Farm animal week at preschool.

Jake got sick...

but is on the mend!

 Jake is also showing an interest in photography.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Apple Orchard

Our trip to the apple orchard in pictures!

Monday, August 25, 2014


Jake had has first dentist appointment last week. The kid didn't say a word the whole time. I'm not sure he made eye contact with anyone but me. We got a few nods but that was it. He did like being able to help with one of the instruments. Thank goodness Mom took him to the pool afterwards!

Thursday, August 21, 2014


This week Sophie started 2nd grade and Jake started preschool two mornings a week. Sophie was extremely excited to go back to school. Jake was not excited about preschool at all. It was a rough drop off but we both survived!

Annual conversation with Sophie... click to enlarge.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Day 3 we headed to the Niabi Zoo and Chuck E Cheese for games and pizza.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Miniature Golf

Day two consisted of miniature golf with our friends Jaiden and Emerson, lunch at A&W, Ice Cream Social at Penn to find out Sophie's teacher and watching an Iowa Football practice.

The whole crew... and Jake has to pee.

Frosty mugs and fried cheese curds may have been involved.

Headed to Penn Elementary. 
Sophie ended up in the same class as her BFF's so she was very happy!

Check me out... Iowa Football Practice!


I've been on vacation since last Wednesday and I crammed in as much last minute summer activities as I could. First stop was Adventureland. Things started out a little slow for Jakers but after a few rides he didn't want to leave.

First ride... Jakers is not loving it. I also got yelled at for stepping on the grass.

Still not a fan.

Sophie stayed on for a second turn by herself.

Jake wouldn't even go near him. 

Making progress... no crying this time.

And it's a smile! 

Airplanes were a favorite.

Motorcycles... or a dance party for Sophie!

Jake would put his hand on my knee for every ride... sooo cute!

I even won this stuffed animal for Sophie!

Monday, August 4, 2014

This weekend...

Golden Herky

 Marching Band Herky

 Father/Daughter Herky

 SGT Herky

 How do you say no to this face... I don't.

Bike ride to frozen yogurt!