Thursday, August 29, 2013

First Lego League World Championships in St. Louis

Joseph's FLL team, The Determinators, won the State Championship and were invited to the World Championship in St. Louis, MO.
My Mom went with me and the children.
It was super busy everyday and I didn't get to see a lot of the actual things they did.

I did get to walk around to all the booths of teams from all over the world and that was fun and interesting!

 This was the awards ceremony and of course everyone got a small medal for this level, but our team did not win anything in St. Louis.  Maybe next time!

Joseph and teammates.

 Hanging out between competition rounds.  I'm not sure why Mom and I did not make it into a photo!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Isabelle's Confirmation

Isabelle was confirmed this spring at
Duluth First United Methodist Church.

At home before

Confirmed with Joseph, Mom, Dad and Papa

All the people in her confirmation group

 With Dad and Mom afterwards..Dad rocking a beard!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Isabelle's Thirteenth Birthday!

Isabelle's birthday was on April 10.
We have a teen in the house!  We love her so much!
She's cheery, chatty, joyful, and thoughtful!  She loves her home and family!
She's a sweetheart!

Isabelle wanted chocolate cake southern style!
(yellow/butter cake with choclate icing..yummy!)

Monday, August 26, 2013

Joseph's Eleventh Birthday!

Our Joseph turned 11 on April 8!  We love this precious boy!  
He's compassionate, thoughtful, energetic in mind and body and he's
full of love!  

He wanted a green cake this year! YUM!

He also requested BBQ chicken, rice with raw carrots, celery and ranch dressing for dipping!

Happy Birthday!