Sunday, September 27, 2009

Big Bear Pictures

I'm finally getting around to posting some pictures from Big Bear. Enjoy!

Micah was pretending to be an airplane.

Throwing rocks into Big Bear Lake. The boys, Max, Matt, and Micah did this for over 30 minutes!

Matt and Max checking out the ducks below.

My biggest fans!

Matt and I sledding down the Alpine Slide. We rode the ski lift up and sledded down on a track.

The Schneider-Stutelberg Gang.

Bedtime Stories

Monday, September 14, 2009

Big Bear

We spent the weekend in Big Bear with the Schneider family. Dawn and I ran the Big Bear Half Marathon on Saturday. We had a great time. After the race we went to the Alpine Slide where we rode the ski lift to the top of the mountain and sled down. We took turns taking the kids and after some hesitation on their part they were begging to "go faster!" We had a great weekend and I"ll post more pictures soon. Bill put together this collage of us "hangin out" and it sums up our fun at Big Bear Lake! The boys, Matt Max and Micah, were too busy throwing rocks into the lake to participate in our jumping acrobats!
Stay tuned for more pics and check out Karl's blog for some!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Matt's First Day of Preschool

Matt started Preschool Today was parent orientation so Matt was only in his class for a little over an hour. He did great! No tears shed. I was able to choke mine back. We got Matt a new Lightning McQueen backpack and to say he was excited to wear it is an understatement! My friend Dawn came over with two of her kids to watch Luke and Micah while Karl and I went to the orientation. The picture above is of the "boys club," Max, Luke, Matt and Micah. Matt will be going to preschool two days a week for 3 hours in the morning. Hopefully his excitement carries on into next week!
We are off to Big Bear, CA this weekend with Dawn and her family. Dawn and I are running the Big Bear Half Marathon on Saturday. This will be a training run for me because Karl and I are running the Twin Cities Marathon in about 3 weeks. Dawn just had a baby 6 months ago so running 13 miles this soon will be a great accomplishment. Aside from the run we hope to have some good family fun in Big Bear. I read there is a slide you can ride down the mountain. WOOHOO stay tuned for some great pics!!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Ventura Beach

We spent Sunday at Ventura Beach with Grandpa and Grandma Bennett. They drove to our house and brought us Karl's grandma's piano. They then went to Ventura and stayed in a hotel on the beach for the long weekend so we drove out to Ventura on Sunday to spend the day with them. We had a great time playing in the sand and water. It was awesome to see how great Brad is doing since his surgery. He is a new Grandpa! The boys are so lucky to have boogie boarding grandparents! After the boys took naps in the hotel room we went to the harbor and had ice cream, Matt rode a pony, and we looked at the boats. It was a great visit and everyone had a blast. I'm sure the boys will talk about this day for a long time.
Daddy and Micah built some cool sand castles!

Micah has Matt right where he wants him! Matt was buried in the sand and loved it.

Grandma and Grandpa hit the waves with the boogie board.

We dug a "house" of big holes then filled them up with water. The boys quickly "swam" and splashed before the water disapeared.

Micah and his trucks. That kid is happy anywhere as long as he has a truck and his mom close by!
Matt rode a pony at Ventura Harbor. His pony's name is Casper. Matt was in deep concentration during his 10 minutes of being a cowboy. Micah was too scared to ride and we decided not to push it with him.

Sand is everywhere!