Monday, September 1, 2008

April-August Update

I know, I know, I know.....I have NOT been keeping up with our blog. I've been reminded by many people to update. I finally have a free moment on this lovely 3 day weekend so I thought I'd give everyone an update. Here is a run-down of what we have been up to during the past 5 months. I promise to "try" to stay ontop of it more during the rest of this year.....

Adam starts Flag Football

Adam decided that he wanted to try his skills at a new sport this past spring--Flag Football. While his team may not have been the best, he still had a lot of fun.
Adam's 7th Birthday
Can you believe that Adam is 7 already??!! My baby is growing up! Adam decided that the perfect way to spend his birthday is at a hockey game--surprise, surprise. He invited 2 friends to join him at the game and then spend the night.

10 year anniversary!
While I don't have any photos to show---Tim and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary in May!

Mother's Day

Dylan turn's 5!!!
Once again, my other baby is growing up. Dylan turned 5 years old this May. He celebrated with a party at the PlayStation in Cedar Rapids.

1st Grade Music Concert
Adam's the one in the middle with a silly grin on his face!

Daycare Field Trip
The daycare took it's first field trip this May to Backyard Adventures. The kids had a blast running around and playing on all the playground equipment.

We took our first (and possibly ONLY) camping trip of the year at Sugarbottom Campground in Coralville with our friends the Mundell's. While we did have to cut the trip short with the threat of tornados all around us.....we still managed to have a lot of fun.

Cub Scout Day Camp
Adam enjoyed his first year at Cub Scout Day Camp! The camp was cut short when the flooding began in Cedar Rapids, but Adam had a ton of fun during the 3 days he did get to attend. His favorite part was practicing with a bb gun!

Mini-Patrick Reunion
Sarah and the boys enjoyed a fun weekend in Orient, Iowa visiting with the Patrick family.

4th of July Party

The Sines family hosted it's 3rd annual 4th of July family bbq. No fires this year!!!! We had LOTS and LOTS of pork to share! We spent the evening around a campfire shooting off fireworks! Dylan said "This was the best day ever!"

Splash Pad FUN
The boys enjoyed spending a few afternoons at the splash pad playing in the water!

MN Vacation
We had another fantastic year at the lake! Tim and Adam spent most of their time fishing. By the end of the week Adam was baiting his own hook and taking the fish off! He claims that he is now a "Jr. Fisherman". Dylan spent most of his time in the water--swimming and playing with his cousins. Sarah just enjoyed spending some quiet stress free days by the lake. A great week was had by all and it was VERY difficult to leave.

Ashlee's Wedding
Sarah's cousin Ashlee got married and Dylan was lucky enough to be the ring bearer. He was very excited and proud to take on this role. He was very handsome!

Both Adam and Dylan are off to school!!!! Dylan is SUPER excited to start Kindergarten this year and Adam is now in 2nd grade. My babies are all grown up!!!!!!

Iowa Festival of Beers
It's official Tim is a "Beer Nut"! Tim joined the local homebrew club. He enjoyed his first festival as a new member at the Iowa Festival of Beers in Amana.