Friday, July 22, 2011

Date night #4

I (Ed) took Sami on a father/daughter date to McDonalds and Vertical Endeavors. She must have climbed 50 times and never got tired. But seeing as how she is so little, the auto-belay wouldn't let her down when she let go. I kept having to climb up the wall after her and pull her down. Eventually the staff there gave me a rope to tie to her so I could pull her down :)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Summer Swim Love

On a whim, we sold one of our cars and instead bought swim classes, a pool membership and a air conditioner. A totally worthwhile trade-off! So, now the kids and I spend our days, biking to the pool, swimming for hours and hours, biking home and then sitting in the a/c. Totally love it.

These kids were NOT good swimmers, just a week ago - they are amazing now!
Sami (yep, she looks like she's naked, but she's not!)





We've been doing a lot of this, this summer too...

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Date night #3

For Ed and Pamela's date night they, of course, went to see the midnight opening show of Harry Potter part 7b/8 or whatever you call it. I requested pictures and this is what I got...
Guess it was in 3D!
Ed took Pamela out to Perkins for a very late-night dinner before the movie. Here she is getting herself all excited about what's to come...
What?? This is such a crazy picture...
They had a really amazing time and Ed gets bonus points for still getting up and being at his early morning meeting at work the next day!

Friday, July 15, 2011

The giggliest game of Harry Potter I've ever seen.

Even "Lord Voldemort" is a giggle-machine :)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Date night #2

I was super lucky to get to take this handsome boy out on a date last night!

We went to Como Town to ride as many rides as we could in 2 and half hours.
I even went on as many as I could stomach - but the roller coaster and tornado did me in.
Sebastian was literally running from one ride to the next and got every single one in.
Then Sebastian took me out to the Macaroni Grill and was a perfect gentleman!
We had some lovely conversation over our meal and dessert and we drew some fantastic scenes of falling off roller coasters on the table.
After dinner, we stopped at Borders to buy a mystery lego mini-figure (or 2).
It was so great to get a night with just my boy!

Date night #1

This summer Ed and I decided to take each of our kids on a Father/Daughter or Mother/Son date. Camila and Ed were the first ones up. They had an amazing time!

Camila's first request - a stop at Chipotle to have a burrito ALL to herself!
(Yes - she ate the whole thing and yes, that burrito is as big as her head)
Then, Ed took our #1 sports fan to her very first Twins Game!
Camila paid strict attention the whole time and was so excited that the Twins won!
Ed, Camila, Chipotle, Twins - a match made in heaven!