Friday, August 1, 2008

Blog Post

Our big vacation for the summer was going to Chicago for Jason and Tracie's wedding. It was a lot of fun, but definitely a long trip to take with the kids. The ceremony and reception both took place on the beautiful University of Chicago campus.

Here's Julia walking through campus to go to the rehearsal. It was necessary that she be there because as one of the flower girls, she had an important job to do.

For the wedding, Finn wore a cute dressy outfit complete with suspenders to hold up his britches.

Julia really loved being dressed up and getting to spend time with relatives that she doesn't get too see all the time. Here she is with the newly married couple.

During River Falls Days (aka, Mardi Gras of the Midwest!) we sat and watched the parade with some friends.

The following day there were more festivities. The kiddie parade this year had a cowboy theme. Even though the kids' costumes were put together that morning, they turned out quite nice. Julia shows off some lassoing techniques while Finn gives a great "Whatcha lookin' at partner?" expression.

Finn is obviously thinking "If you touch my crackers, I'll floor ya."

Finn proves to us over and over again that he's not old enough to use the computer. Here he is dancing on Julia's little keyboard.

Many people were subjected to this info via a mass email, but in case you didn't hear the story of us meeting Michelle Obama, it's here.


Jagodzinski said...

What a wonderful update! The family is growing and there is definitely alot of love being shared by all. Also.thanks for attaching the information regarding Michelle Obama -- it is still so hard to believe! ~ Grandpa Duane

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update!! Julia looks so cute in her flower girl attire and I promise not to mess w/Finn and his crackers!!

Anonymous said...

Nice update! It looks like the kids had fun at the "Mardi Gras". You know my little sis has an advantage when she is such a night owl:). Can't wait to see everyone in a few weeks. Love to all, Grammy Colleen

Anonymous said...

I wanted to add a shout out to Julia on the good job she did (got the low-down from Grammy Colleen) at her uncle's wedding. Good job Julia!! You looked beautiful, just like a princess!

O.K., I admit my night-owlness gives me an edge, prolly has nothing to do w/age or anything...jus' sayin'...

Ember said...

Ahem. I would like credit for coining the "Mardi Gras of the Midwest" title. That's all, thank you.