Thursday, June 23, 2011

Redneck Rondevu

     Each year I plan a camping trip with "The Guys,"  it is always a blast and everyone has fun.  This years trip was a little different.  We went to the Superior National Forest with many comforts, we brought a camper, lawn chairs coolers, 2 large barrels of firewood, and.....most importantly several potato cannons.
     The canoeing was great, we paddled 8 miles, and portaged 1.5miles in a day.  Many fish were caught, some were eaten.  A few guys jumped in the lake, some of us laughed at them, others snored loud enough to scare the most burly bear away.  The Minnesota State bird was out in force,  the mosquito dope was more of a speed bump than a deterrent to them.  They bite one guys hand so much it swelled up to almost twice its normal size.  I got three bites in a row in my left arm pit.

     The trip had some rain, some sun, and lots of laughs, here is a few pics and a video, sorry no sound.

Friday, June 10, 2011

King Tut and other Science fun

A couple of weeks ago we went to the Twin Cities and enjoyed the day with our "adopted daughter" Sophia.  She made the trip extra fun adding in plenty of punches for the Slug Bug and Cruiser Bruiser game we only play on road trips.

 After Hawkeye's first youth Temple Trip we headed over to the St. Paul Harley Store where David did a little dreaming. He sat on a few bikes and left with a nice T shirt.  We fueled up at lunchtime on Buffalo Wild Wings and tasty fries then off we went to the Minnesota Science Museum.  Everyone really enjoyed seeing all of the Egyptian artifacts, and Sophie and I cringed at the HUGE earring on display. Orion seemed to enjoy all the hieroglyphics. Hawkeye was extremely impressed with the Gold, and Dave knew a lot about  the history and enjoyed seeing it in person. We all kinda wanted a Pharaoh's Beard that hooks around your ears, but alas none to be found.  If you get the chance to go see it We highly recommend it, especially if you have read the Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan.

Hawkeye being cool 

Orion just can't stay away from a piano...

Sophie found the perfect resting spot

Oh know the Dinosaurs are coming!! 

 We were actually there on the day the world was supposed to end so at 6 pm we thought  if it happened that in all reality we were in a good place- near the snack bar- with people we loved- so what more could we ask for??   It didn't end,  so we went to Taco Bell for some of Sophie's favorite food.  It was A GREAT DAY!!! 

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Orion's Spring Piano Recital

Orion had 2 piano recitals this spring since he is working with 2 piano teachers.  We hope you enjoy watching as much as he loves playing! The first song is Sword Dance and the second is Fur Elise.

Hawkeye at his school's Talent Show

Hawkeye is in 6th Grade and had the opportunity to be in the school talent show.  He was so glad that he got to demonstrate his Bo Staff and then the 21 movement along with breaking board several different ways.  His wonderful instructor Master Chris Correia  from North Shore Taekwondo was even willing to come assist him.

Hope you enjoy the show!!