Saturday ~ February 22, 2014 ~ Day 53

Posted by danaandtammy on Saturday Feb 22, 2014 Under Daily Life, Kid Pictures, Travels

We make the trek to Red Wing to visit my parents for the day.  The kids sure enjoyed getting pulled on the sled.

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Tuesday ~ January 28, 2014 ~ Day 28

Posted by danaandtammy on Tuesday Jan 28, 2014 Under Daily Life, Kid Pictures

Another snow/cold day!  This is our version of charades.

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Sunday ~ January 26, 2014 ~ Day 26

Posted by danaandtammy on Sunday Jan 26, 2014 Under Daily Life, Kid Pictures, Winter

Sunday afternoon family fun. I sure love these guys!

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Emma’s First Day of Preschool

Posted by danaandtammy on Wednesday Sep 8, 2010 Under Kid Pictures, Photographs, Special Events

Emma is back in preschool for another year. She is at a new school, and had a great first day.

Her teacher, Mrs. Lien.

Right after the pictures they both felt the need to work on my bike.

Emma still has her good clothes on, but they got the bike all tuned up for me.

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4 and a Half Year Birthday

Posted by danaandtammy on Tuesday Jul 13, 2010 Under Birthdays, Kid Pictures, Photographs, Special Events

We had hoped to go to Noah’s Ark in Wisconsin Dells this summer, so we decided to use Emma’s 4.5 birthday as the backdrop for the day. Kenny stayed home this year with Grandma and Grandpa Swany, but Cousin Landry came a long.

As you look through the pictures, I got some help from Emma for some of the captions. Anything in quotes are her exact words.

Emma didn’t know that we bought a cake at the grocery store.

She was pretty surprised.

We did save the cake until after lunch.

A little lunch. This all took place at a rest area just north of Wisconsin Dells.

Emma and dad went down a lot of the slides together. Next time Emma said she will do them by herself.

Emma did go down this slide by herself.

The two girls did a little racing down the side by side slides.

Here is the finish. A big splash.

Here the two are taking a picture that Emma claims to be “kind of cute and funny.”

Emma says, “Landry went down the turtle slide really fast.”

Emma says, “We took a picture by the turtle and I smiled really kind of good.”

“Riding on the horse, heedy haw.”

“We were in the wavy water and we had so much fun in the wavy water.”

“Wow I jumped really high over the waves. I wanted to say ‘hee haw’.”

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Road Trip Day 5–Edmond Historical Museum

Posted by danaandtammy on Tuesday Jun 22, 2010 Under Kid Pictures, Photographs, Special Events, Travels

Right after picking blackberries we went to the Edmond Historical Museum. They had a little kids’ area that was pretty fun.

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Road Trip Day 5–Blackberry Picking

Posted by danaandtammy on Tuesday Jun 22, 2010 Under Kid Pictures, Photographs, Travels

We had a busy day today, so there will actually be three posts. We started the day at Sorghum Mill Christmas Tree and Blackberry Farm and picked some blackberries. The nice lady that we met at the mall yesterday told us about the place. It was fun and the owners of the farm said that they had a bumper crop of blackberries so it wasn’t too hard for us to pick a pint. A lot of the pictures do show red berries, but those were just blackberries that weren’t ripe yet. The berries were big and juicy. Our pint didn’t last long.

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Road Trip Day 2–St. Louis and Driving

Posted by danaandtammy on Saturday Jun 19, 2010 Under Kid Pictures, Photographs, Travels

Our second day of our trip involved visiting our dear friends the Ongs. They visited us just before Christmas, but we wanted to visit them in St. Louis before they left to go back to Singapore. While in St. Louis we also wanted to do a little sightseeing. We, along with Grace Ong, made a quick visit to Grant’s Farm where the highlight was feeding goats from bottles. We also saw the Budweiser Clydesdales, parrots, giant tortoises, and quite a few species of deer. It was a lot of fun.

After Grant’s Farm, we went downtown to the St. Louis Gateway Arch. I didn’t mention yet that it was hot (mid 90s and humid). Well the Arch was so busy that we stood in line outside in the sun for almost a half hour just to get into the visitor center. Once inside we found out that it would be another 2 hours to get onto the elevator to the top of the arch. Needless to say, with too little kids and an 8 hour drive left, we didn’t go up the arch this time. We hope to be back someday and we will buy our tickets for the elevator in advance.

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Road Trip Day 1–A&W in Pine Island, MN

Posted by danaandtammy on Friday Jun 18, 2010 Under Kid Pictures, Photographs, Travels

To start our trip to Oklahoma, we actually left from Welch, MN where Kenny had one week intensive Occupational Therapy with a lady named Sheryl Field. Our goal was to make it to St. Louis on this first day, which we did. Most of the driving actually was not on Insterstate Highways. Instead we took a lot of local highways. As a result, our first stop eneded up being in Pine Island, MN at an A&W.

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Uncie Dayle’s Scooter

Posted by danaandtammy on Sunday Jun 6, 2010 Under Kid Pictures, Photographs

We often head up to Great Uncle and Aunt Maloney’s on Sunday afternoon. One of the activities that has become a favorite of the kids is to ride on Uncie Dayle’s scotter. Their nice big driveway makes for some nice rides.

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Memorial Day

Posted by danaandtammy on Monday May 31, 2010 Under Holidays, Holidays, Kid Pictures, Photographs, Special Events

Memorial Day in Eau Claire means a parade. Papa Swany (who was drafted during the Viet Nam War and served in Oklahoma joined us). The last picture is of cousin Carter who actually walked in the parade handing out Express Baseball schedules. Mom and Emma were in the cities getting Uncle Joe from the airport.

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Lawning Mowing with Dad

Posted by danaandtammy on Sunday May 9, 2010 Under Kid Pictures, Photographs

Kenny wears earplugs while on lawn mower. Just like any 19 month old boy, Kenny’s motto is “Safety First.”

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Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild’s Fairy Tale Ball

Posted by danaandtammy on Friday May 7, 2010 Under Kid Pictures, Photographs, Special Events

As a fundraiser the local theatre guild held a Fairy Tale Ball. Emma and cousin Landry got all dressed up as princesses for the event.

The local Hair Academy (beautician school) styles hair at a reasonable price, so the day started with hair.

Cousin Landry got an “up-do”.

Now off to home to get on their dresses.

Here is the crew that went to the ball. This was a great photograph and was taken by cousin Avery.

The two girls were very excited even though none of us knew exactly what to expect.

Tammy found a clearanced bridesmaid dress that made her look like a princess too.

When we arrived it was raining and cold, so we didn’t know if we would be able to go on a carriage ride, so the girls hopped up into the carriage for a picture.

Since the event was held by the Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild, they put on some little shows.

Carriage rides did happen, so we got all bundled up and took a ride around the parking lot.

Cindrella’s step-sisters and step-mother mingled with the crowd.

A local dentist, I mean the tooth fairy , was giving rides on the magic chair. If you see Emma you can ask her what the magic words were to make it go up and down. At the end of the night Emma mentioned that this was one of her favorite things that she did.

The girls did a little crown decorating.

The night ended with a dance.

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Indoor Sports Fun

Posted by danaandtammy on Sunday Apr 11, 2010 Under Kid Pictures, Photographs

Every spring local business put on an event at the Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center. It was a lot of fun, though Emma did get a rug burn that took her out of the action.

We decided that Kenny shouldn’t go by himself, so daddy got to go too.

Landry went first…head first.

Emma also went head first. Those two do a lot the same.

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Easter Evening

Posted by danaandtammy on Sunday Apr 4, 2010 Under Holidays, Kid Pictures, Photographs, Special Events

After all of the festivities the kids still had a little energy to play outside for a bit.

Here were all of Emma’s Easter Projects. Her mom finds some great projects for her to do.

This paper mache egg ended up taking days to complete. There needed to be enough layers so that it would be strong enough for painting. After each layer, it seemed like it still needed more. In the end it turned out nicely.

Tammy was giving Kenny some spins and dips.

A dad is basically required to throw his children into the air when they are young. You can also see Kenny’s new shoes.

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