Catching Up

A weekend or so ago, the kids and I were on our own since Tom had to work.  Sunday after church we had a quick lunch and headed to Lauritzen Gardens for their portion of UP’s Railroad Days.  I had heard of an entirely wooden track, complete with some of Omaha’s buildings made of twigs.  But our first stop was to ride the mini train.

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I think the girls wanted to stay inside where it was cool, but I was determined to find that wooden track.  Into the gardens we went!

Brendan informed us that he was the conductor, and he instructed us all to stay behind him.  He became quite unruly if someone (Makayla) didn’t listen.

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We found it!

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Since this was our main purpose for coming, we headed back to the car once we got our fill.  The girls were done looking immediately; Brendan could have stayed all day.  The only kid who didn’t complain about the heat or the walk was Brendan.  But maybe that’s because I carried him (uphill) all the way back to the car.

When Dad came home he showed up with a new pool for our backyard.  Everyone was so excited.

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Until they felt how cold the water was.

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Every one of them has enjoyed this pool and we’ve definitely gotten our money’s worth out of it.  At least until Brendan bit a hole in the top.  Now it doesn’t stay blown up like it should.

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It took him a few days, but now he loves to go under.  However, if he falls (or gets pushed) under, he lets us know that he “drowned.”  Sound familiar, Adam?

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We promised the girls a sleepover with their new friend.  Saturday morning I came downstairs to find this.

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These two went for a bike ride and when they came home had warm monkey bread waiting for them.

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Starting him young…watching “The Sandlot,” one of my absolute favorite family movies.

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This week at school his class is camping.  Good thing he gets to do it there because his  mama does not camp.  He came home brandishing this canteen he made.

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Playing Monster Trucks with Dad….

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Grammy and Greatie – he wants to wear one of these train shirts every single day.

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Telling secrets!

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2 Responses to Catching Up

  1. Catherine Christ says:

    I can’t believe he’s going underwater voluntarily, way to go Brendan!!

  2. Sarah says:

    He is such a little man! So many cute photos but I love number 13. That wooden train set is neat!

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