Thursday, September 22, 2011

My How Times Have Changed...

Last summer when we were visiting Minnesota, we took Lydia to the Minnesota Children's Museum. Last Saturday, the two of us spent a morning in St. Paul, and Lydia had a blast at the museum. Sometimes it blows me away how quickly she changes.

Badgers and Birthdays

I have a hard time cheering for Wisconsin. I know that standard Big Ten protocol asks that one cheer for other conference teams unless they are playing your own team, but I struggle with this concept. Take this as a testament to my love for Mike Chrisler, dear friend and Godfather to my daughter. While I didn't don Badger red--I just couldn't do it--we spent a beautiful Saturday cheering on the Badgers and eating and drinking to Mike's 30th birthday. Festivities carried on into the night, but the photos from my camera only document the point up until Papa Culver started keeping my wine glass topped off.

Aidan and Lydia Do Wisconsin

I'm going to try to back-log a bit. These posts will be picture heavy, but I know most of you don't read the words on my posts, so I'm guessing the plethora of pictures and lack of words shouldn't be too much of a problem.

Labor Day weekend, Lydia and I drove to Sauk Prairie to meet Robin along with the Luthers, who were in Wisconsin for the 20th Anniversary of Pearl Jam. While Aaron and Jessica jammed at the concert in Alpine Valley, Robin and I spent some awesome time with Aidan and Lydia, who picked up right where they left off.

The picked apples from the tree in the backyard,

sipped morning coffee,
danced in the kitchen,looked adorable,
played on the swing,

snacked at the Farmer's Market,

experienced sensory overload at Ella's Deli
and rode on the carousel,
and again, were adorable.

Saturday, September 3, 2011