Friday, August 21, 2009

Playing in the mud

Rain has been the name of the game for the last week or so around our parts. However, after the sun broke through the clouds one day, the boys enjoyed some quality time with the mud and muck in the yard.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Swimming & Sleeping

Last week we had a fun little picnic with some friends down on Park Point. The boys, of course, were more interested in swimming than in eating.

Leif and Anja play in the foreground while Finn explores the outer reaches of the sandbar:

The kids had a blast on this log until some weird teenagers took it away from them. Thanks to Max's grandma for laying down the law and getting it back!

The boys, as of tonight, are both in big kid beds. Leif has been insistent on spending naps and some early mornings in his bed, so we took the plunge tonight. They had a hard time resting for the first hour or so, but as these photos illustrate, they eventually crashed hard.

PS: New video to your right! The boys are big fans of the band Animal Collective and their song, "My Girls."

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Wednesday Night at the Races

Grandma's Marathon, along with a lot of other sponsors, puts on a series of Wednesday night races for young athletes. Last night, we took Finn and Leif to their first race and they had a great time.

Here are Finn and Leif at the starting line for the third wave of boys 4 and under. There are a ton of participants, which is relay (ha ha) fun.

(Photo credits: Sarah Szymczak & Erik Riker-Coleman, respectively)