Monday, September 27, 2010
Whenever we visit we are in a back room of the house, sleeping on a futon, which really isn't that uncomfortable...if there are only two people sleeping in it. We ended up sometime in the middle of the night with both boys on the futon with us. I was sqwinched between Tyler and Deacon and had to keep a tight hold on Deke so he wouldn't fall off. Joel was sqwinched between Tyler and the wall and Tyler kept kicking him all night. In hindsight, I should have moved Deke and I to the floor and we probably all would have been much more comfortable, but I claim sleep depraivation for missing this quite obvious solution to the problem.
My sister-in-law and niece typically sleep in much later than my boys so when they woke up at 7am, I was in a nervous state trying to keep them quiet. With Deke, this is impossible as his volume control is stuck in LOUD and he has no concept of "Shhh". Even though I think I said at least 100x's, it just didn't seem to sink in. So I got us all up and out the door and went to McDonald's for breakfast. We went back around 9:30 and then we all went for a hike in Starved Rock.
Posted by Anna at 5:25 PM
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Kelner's have been busy! Yesterday we visited Nerstrand State Park and today Joel suggested we go to Frontenac. We did a very strenuous hike and I am very glad that Deke was in the backpack carrier most of the way. The terrain was rugged and steep. I was a little worried about Ty, but he did awesome. He took it slow and easy and never once came close to tripping.
In that last picture, if you look closely at Ty's face, he looks scared. We were at an overlook and for some reason, it scared him. It wasn't even that steep of a drop off. We've been in way worse places, but for some reason, this one did it for him. He didn't want to get close to the edge and there was a railing there. It was a beautiful hike and I loved all the moss covered rocks and the views that we got to see.
Posted by Anna at 1:36 PM
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Really cool tree. The kids loved this!
This is a beautiful park and my second favorite one so far in Minnesota. I loved all the trees and of course the Hidden Falls. They weren't really hidden. Super easy and short hike to get to them. It's about 2 hours from Winona so a bit of drive, but overall not too bad and it was worth it. Deacon didn't sleep on the way up and we were hoping he would. He slept on the way back which meant he got a super late nap, but that's okay. The other piece of great news, is he didn't have one accident the whole time we were out there. He's doing really, really well with the potty training.
Posted by Anna at 5:21 PM
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Yesterday, Joel and I celebrated 9 years of marriage. How lucky are we that we got those last 9 years. Here's to many, many more.
Posted by Anna at 3:50 PM
Saturday, September 11, 2010
When we told Tyler that he was going to get to spend the day with Connor, he was so excited. He started doing this crazy dance and was ready to leave right when we told him. Sounds like the boys had a blast. Heather and John took them to a corn maze and they got to play in a big dirt pile, see some animals, go on a hayride, go through the corn maze. The hayride was Ty's favorite. And he also liked the pig race. Apparently they got so dirty that they got to ride with only their underwear on on the way home. I think Ty liked that a lot too. And poor Heather and John had to bathe three boys when they got home. A huge thank you to them for watching our boys and showing them such an awesome time. Ty has talked about nothing else since I got him home.
Posted by Anna at 6:14 PM