October 1, 2014

Evie Turned 5

So, three big things happened this month:

Evie's first first day of school.

Evie began pre-Kindergarten the second week of September. It has been a big change for all of us. Most notably, I feel like, for the first time in five years, I am beginning to return to being a semi-coherent person rather than something resembling the living dead. Evie LOVES school, though. And I love that she loves it. 

 Evie's turning 5.
I'm pretty sure Evie spent the last six months looking forward to her 5th birthday. She requested cupcakes and balloons.

Evie's first time mini-golfing.  

I never know what kind of weather to expect around Evie's birthday (the end of September) in Minnesota. This year, the weekend just before her birthday was forecast to be a return to summer. So, we took advantage and went mini-golfing at Putt'er There in Como Park, then rode rides and played at the splash park across the street at Como Town amusement park.

More pictures of fun and cake and presents are below.

August 20, 2014

Road Trip Home

Salt Lake, Temple Square

Kid + Fountain

Big Cottonwood Canyon

Independence Rock, Wyoming

Black Hills, South Dakota