Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Moose Biscuits

I usually make "fish biscuits" out my zucchini cookies, but my fish cookie cutter is packed so Mom had a moose cookie cutter so this is what my kids came home from school to!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

First Day of School

Adam's first day of 1st grade was Thursday. I can't believe how early we started this year! I was totally shocked by it as I really thought I'd have more time to decide where to send him, based on where we bought a house (which we haven't yet).  So I just guessed and he's at Machetanz.  Hopefully, I won't be moving him halfway through the year, but if I do, I do!

Update

As you can see from the pictures, we got here almost two weeks ago. We are still house hunting and settling in, but Ray started his new job on Monday and Adam started first grade on Thursday (it started that early, crazy huh?).  So we've been nuts, but I'll update if we find a house!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Hanging Out

Adam and Grandma

Andrew loving up on Halley girl

Grandma and Andrew

Daddy and Adam rowing

Daddy and Andrew rowing

washing the car!

Unpacking UHaul

Unloading...

All our stuff piled in my parents' basement

Temporary apartment in the basement until we get housing sorted out

Road Trip

Dad driving the UHaul

We made a UND pit stop!

Lake Region as well!

1400 miles to next turn...I guess we have a ways to go....

Laird Hot Springs break

Packing Up

Hauling out boxes

Our loading crew...we had lots of good help!

The boys spent the last night on the air mattress!

Just a little trash...we donated what we could, took what we could....it just seems moving makes trash....the desks (as expected) got picked up by someone as did most of the furniture we put on the curb

Doing work...nowhere else to sit!

Yard Sale

We did a major yard sale - most kids stuff and furniture before we left. We moved quite a lot of stuff! We ended up with two car loads to Goodwill and one to Catholic Charities (kids' stuff)

Grandpa helping out....

The yard sale queens!

So we got the baby stuff out to sell....they had to drive of course...just a little big, aren't they?


Thursday, August 07, 2014

Its Official!

The move is official - we have Alaska plates!

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

We Made it!

We made it - 6 days, 3 nights!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Michigan Fun

We are up in Michigan visiting Ray's dad right now. We've had some great weather!

Adam and Andrew been working on their driving skills in the girls' old Cadillac!

The boys were cannonballing into the pool!


It wasn't that hot today so after pool fun, they had to go warm up at the bonfire!


Michigan BBQ

Dave and Jan had a BBQ at their house yesterday so we could visit everyone before we take off.  Despite road construction cutting off the road in front of their sub, we had a great time!
Bonfire!

Igloo cake!

Cousin Fun

The boys had a blast with their cousins yesterday at PaPa's!


Farewell BBQ

We had a farewell BBQ in Kent last weekend. We had a nice turnout!  It was nice to see our friends for one last time before we head out. 

Puzzle Fun!

Adam and Great have been working on his 60 piece puzzles!  We just got him his first 100 piece one!  He's quite the puzzle guru!

Monday, July 07, 2014

Swimming Lessons




 

Stampers....

Andrew got stampers at preschool....and decided this is what he should do with them....

Baby Soccer Hat

A friend who is pregnant with her first boy wanted a soccer hat as they go to a lot of soccer games (her husband coaches).  Turns out soccer hats are HARD.  This was the easiest pattern I could find, and it is actually a crochet pattern.  I think the final product is cute, but I can't say I'm thrilled with it either. 

So I actually made two base hats (you make the base then make the pentagons to stich on).  The first was the first size, in my opinion, but it turns out I was doing my single crochet wrong (I don't single much!).  So I redid right...and it is huge.  But it'll fit him eventually...and I gave her both hats only one just is plain (the little one). 

I'm a first grader!

He's very proud of himself - he's a first grader!

Chopped My Hair

I chopped my hair.  I had the required 8 inches for Pantene Beautiful Lengths program.

Exhausted Andrew



Andrew thinks he doesn't need a nap anymore....he so does!  He kind of just collapses....