Friday, May 25, 2012

Grandma Jan and Grandpa Walter Visit the Millennium Garden

 Grandma and Grandpa came to visit us and we took them to the Millennium Garden. In case you're wondering, Ainsley was very sassy and wouldn't be photographed.  I, on the other hand, have never been more photogenic.


Purple Belt Graduation

Here are some photos of my graduation from green to purple belt in karate.  These photos were stuck on the old camera too.

Here I am doing a demonstration of my skills.

Mr. Salas is giving me my purple belt.

The proud graduate!


More From Lake Itasca: The Lost Photos

Our normally trusty little Sony camera died this week and in an effort to empty it out, we found some pictures from our Lake Itasca trip that Cameron took.

Here is Ben at Preacher's Grove.

Here is Ben with a sculpture at the Headwaters visitor's center.

Here is a self portrait of me and Ben near the headwaters.

Here is a self-portrait of me with the first few yards of the Mississippi River behind me.

Here is my picture of the big white pine.  Dad and I thought it was a better shot than his.


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

My Last Day of School

Today was my last day of school.  Mommy and Daddy both took me today.  Daddy took this cute picture of me next to the lockers.

Here is my with my teachers:  Miss Amanda, Miss Sue, and Miss Lacey.

I will miss going to school, but I am looking forward to pre-school in the fall.


Sunday, May 20, 2012

My 8th Birthday Party

We had my 8th birthday party at my karate school, Dojo Karate.  It was a lot of fun to have all of my friends and my brother and sister there. 

We started out warming up.  Didn't Ainsley look cute in her karate outfit?

After some basic karate moves, we took a break and played dodgeball!

Then Mr. Lefavor brought out the kicking towers and we all got to do flying kicks! Ainsley and Ben did awesome.

After kicking the towers, we got to do battle with Nerf like swords.  Most kids were nice.  Ben and I really went after each other. 

Mom and Ainsley even had a turn.

Just before dinner, we all got to break boards with our hands.  Ainsley  had some help from Mr. Lefavor, but she did an awesome job!

We ended the party by having a massive Nerf gun battle.  It was soooooo much fun.


Saturday, May 05, 2012

Atop the Foshay Tower

Mom and Dad and I visited the top of the Foshay Tower this morning.  It was awesome to see everything in the Twin Cities.

This was the view facing south.  You can see an airplane landing in the left, just above the horizon.

This is the IDS tower, where you might recall the boys and Mom and Dad having brunch a few years back before I was born.

This is Capella Tower, where Dad used to work.

 This is Wells Fargo place, and we just thought it was cool.

Here's a cute shot of me and Mom.

And here's another of us, sitting down and resting while Dad took more pictures.