Monthly Archive: September 2011

Sep 30

Pumpkin Patch!

Rylie and her day care pals took a trip to the Buffalo River Pumpkin Patch this week. I tagged along, which was a lot of fun! I haven’t been to a pumpkin patch in years. I have fond memories of our regular family trips to Pumpkinland in southern Minnesota. Hanging out in the animal barn We took a horse …

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Sep 29

Anniversary Celebration

We celebrated Karen & Dean’s 25th Anniversary in Vergas last Saturday. It was a great party and of course, Rylie was a hit! The weather was beautiful, so we spent some time outside playing in the grass. Mmmm… grass… She’s always after Baxter’s slimy ball Just a little dirt around her mouth… 🙂 With “Gramma” …

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Sep 28

One Last Tri

A couple of weekends ago, we traveled to The Cities for Steve to compete in his final triathlon of the season, appropriately named One Last Tri. Rylie’s ready for the swim! [Click to enlarge]   We stayed with the Dewey’s for the weekend. Rylie and Ade had a great time playing! Crikey!

Sep 19

We’re in Trouble!

Sep 13

A Thrilling Vegetable Update

I’m sure you are all wondering if we have still been getting our weekly CSA vegetables. Riiiight. 🙂 We continue to get loads and loads of vegetables each week! In case you are curious, here’s what we have received lately. (Corn, anyone?! :)) And from our own garden: Favorite new thing we tried… kale chips! …

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Sep 12

The (Almost) Finished Project


We are just about finished with our flooring project. We still need to repaint the walls and put the trim back on. Here are a few more “during” pictures: [Click to enlarge] And “after”!

Sep 11

Rylie’s First Food

Last week Rylie we started introducing solid food to Rylie. It has been so much fun to watch her explore food! Her first meal was a burrito. Ha! Not really, but we had burritos, she had avocado and black beans. Here’s her first taste. It’s especially funny at about 7 seconds in. And some more …

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Sep 10

6 Months

Today Rylie is 6 months old! I can hardly believe it’s been half of a year… Here are some highlights from her sixth month: Still loves to smile and laugh at everyone. Giggles when tickled. Started babbling, combining consonants and vowels like “mama” (yay!), “baba”, “gaga”, and “yaya”. Can sit up unassisted. Loves to sit …

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Sep 09

Final Trip Report – Moab, Utah

Here’s the final leg of our summer vacation (already a month ago!). We arrived in Moab after dark and got settled into our condo to rest up for a couple of busy days! I woke up on Tuesday morning and stepped out on our patio to be greeted with this beautiful scenery. I’m mildly obsessed …

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Sep 03

Just a Little Weekend Project

We’re in the middle of a little home improvement project here… Rylie is the construction supervisor. 🙂