Monday, August 16, 2010

What a Weekend!

We started out this weekend without any plans and wanted to do something spontaneous! So in the morning Kristoffer and Karter went to get the oil changed in the Tracker while Kado and I played at home...wild and cray, I know!

In the afternoon we decided to head to downtown St. Paul and walk around the famous Grand Ave. It is a trendy part of St. Paul and has a lot of cute kiddie boutiques.

But if you know us, we are all about the places to eat!! So of course when Kristoffer read online about the Grand Ole Creamery, we had to stop and get some. Hands down probably some of the best ice cream. I had cookie dough and there was probably 3-4 pieces of cookie dough in every bite!!

After browsing the shops we made our way to the end of the street and to our final destination, the original Green Mill.

We walked back to the van on Summit Ave, which is filled with lots of old Victorian homes. The street is famous because it is where F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote The Great Gatsby. We also discovered that the Governor's Mansion was on this street. It was pretty neat to see how "the other half" lives!

The weather on Sunday was perfect!! After Kristoffer mowed the yard and we all enjoyed a long afternoon nap, we decided to eat dinner in the backyard.

While we waited for Kristoffer to bring everything outside we had fun playing...

...and watching the airplanes fly by!

Even Kaden ate his dinner outside!
After we filled our bellies, we did some gymnastics....

Then it was time for the acrobatic portion of the evening....

We had so much fun hanging out as a family this weekend, and are already looking forward to this coming weekend when we go camping for 3 days!


Gramaw T said...

What great family fun! Sometimes the simplest things are truly the best. Great photos of the boys (and you two doing cartwheels too!) and miss you all!

Anique and Kamaron said...

awesome pics! it's always great to explore new places :-)

Kyler said...

Looks like an awesome weekend! I enjoyed the picture of your future Victorian Mansion.