Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Rides at MOA

Instead of a waterpark (because it came to our attention too late that they aren't open on Mondays), we decided to take the kids to the Mall of America for rides. This was the final "event" for Dru's birthday week. They each got an unlimited wristband so they were able ride a ton of rides. Dru went on the big rollercoaster for the first time and ab-so-lute-ly LOVED it!! We even went twice. They need some practice at the bumper cars but it was quite funny to watch. All four of us even braved the ghost shooting ride. It surprises me each time how brave Dru is and how much more they can do each time we go.
Do you think she liked this rollercoaster?

This was more his speed

I loved the poses in this one

She still enjoys the little kid rides (for now)

He finally figured out the button!

She chose the #5 truck and was yelling at us as she went by

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Dru's Birthday Party

Yesterday we celebrated Dru's birthday! She is definitely our princess as you can see by her cake. Family helped us celebrate and joined us for dinner. She loved being the center of attention and loved all of her gifts. Thanks all who helped us celebrate her 5th birthday!


Friday, November 16, 2012

Dru's Birthday Extravaganza

Dru's birthday was a whirlwind of special activities, she was definitely the birthday princess from sun up to sun down. We sang to her before school with a candle in her donut and she opened one of her gifts. At school the day was dedicated to her. She really enjoyed birthday bingo with her friends. Her choice for dinner was Wendy's so the 4 of us went to dinner where she opened cards she received in  the mail. Back at home she opened a few more gifts, she had asked for the Princess Castle so was pretty excited. She had a spectacular first day of being FIVE!!

Dru 5 Year Photos

Here are a few of the photos from Dru's 5 year photos. We went to the St. Kate's campus in St. Paul specifically for the aqua cathedral door. The ducks came right up to Dru as soon we came up to the pond. She loved it. It was a dreary day but luckily it didn't rain while we were there.


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Reed is Seven!

Our nephew, Reed, just had his GOLDEN BIRTHDAY!!! He had us over for his birthday party this past Saturday. We had dinner and cupcakes followed by seeing him open gifts. We look forward to watching you grow and learn!