Monday, July 26, 2010

Alexandria Bay

I thought I was being so good. I had these pictures loaded in here for two weeks so I could quickly type and post. Well, nothing is really quick in my life these days!

Bill's folks came to visit all of us two weekends ago (I'm writing this on 8/10) and we drove up to Alexandria Bay. What a beautiful place! It is right on the St. Lawerence Seaway. It reminds me a little of Door County, WI, but with more mansion.

We went to Boldt Castle on Heart Island. It is a huge place that was completely abandoned when the inspiration for the whole project, a man's wife, unexpectedly passed away. The place stood unfinished and neglected and it's been in the process of being restored since 1970.

We took a ferry over on the gorgeous day. Oliver enjoyed all the "Ca-Ca's" that were flying around. After we went through the castle, we enjoyed the expansive grounds. Oliver's monkey backpack got its usage. The day was complete with ice cream for all. I think that could have been Oliver's favorite part.



























































Friday, July 23, 2010

When it rains... Go Play!

Well, Oliver and I had plans of swimming in a pool today. Instead, he and I played in a pool... on the sidewalk! He had a blast and so did I actually. Of course, outside is never complete without a push or two on the swing! We ran around so much, that he actually napped for 2 hours while his socks and pants were drying in the dryer. The highlight: Dumping out an two entire rainboot fulls of water! I laugh at his outfit. In my world, one can never wear too many patterns. Ollie is pushing the fine line of too many! HA! If I ever have a girl, Lord help her!!







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Monday, July 19, 2010

Almost Famous

Oliver is at it again! My modelling son is being used for a Sproutlings ad. When we were in Minnesota over Easter, Ollie took some pictures for Missy. She has been using them for various things like pictures in the store, used for her website www.sproutlingsinc.com, & now Oliver will be hanging in numerous bathrooms in some of Duluth's finest establishments. Missy sent me a file of the ad & it is great! But, I can't figure out how to get it on here. So, I'll keep trying!!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

For good measure

So here is something that makes me chuckle.
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Hi, it's me... Kim...

Um, yeah, I haven't written on this for a long time. A L-O-N-G time! Honestly, this blogger format drives me nuts. It is such a pain in the a**! But, it also has to do with us going on a lot of trips, Oliver's lack of napping, and my lack of picture taking.
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Since the last time I wrote, the snow has melted and has been replaced by a heat advisory. We may have gotten rid of the snow, but we are still in the house avoiding the 100 + degree heat!
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At the end of May, Oliver and I went to Wisconsin for his Auntie Anna's baby shower. Then, for two weeks in June we went to Duluth to help my sister start her store, Sproutlings. It was fun to have a purpose for two weeks other than changing diapers. I got a chance to hang with my oldest pals, the Helland sisters, which was great, as always. Loudon, Heather's little guy that was born 3 days before my little man, and Oliver got to meet. They are both busy boys, so they literally ran opposite directions when they were in the same room.





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And, then, when I thought I was done traveling for awhile, our newest nephew, Samuel Robert Schulz made his debut two weeks before he was due! Little Sam arrived early, so we (Bill, myself, and Oliver) got to make a trip to Wisconsin to meet him. I totally forget how extremely tiny two week olds are! (Not to mention how heavenly they smell!) Oliver was pretty good with Sam. He gave him a few kisses and pet him. Pet him... Yes, I told him to be "gentle" with the baby and that is the phrase we use with the cat. So, basically, Oliver thinks babies are pets. We also got to enjoy the 4th of July weekend with the Schulz family. Swimming, fireworks and boat rides abound!










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Anyways, we are now trying not to melt. The heat will hopefully break soon enough. And, I hope I will be updating this more often!!