Sunday, July 15, 2018

Into the Cockpit

Landon's on his way home from Ireland. He was invited to sit in the cockpit of the Aer Lingus plane.

Friday, July 13, 2018

The Tayto Park

On their last day in Ireland, the Jerdees spent it in the Tayto Park. Tayto is the Irish word for "crisp" or "chip"....as in potato chip. Or fish and chips....:)

This is Tayto, a huggable chip who walks around the park for kids.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Friday, June 29, 2018

Just Singin' In The Rain

Yep, we hit the Blank Park Zoo just as a gigantic thunderstorm blew up. The Rain Forest/Aquarium Exhibit really felt like a rain forest, complete with thunder and lightning seen through the glass roof.
But we ventured out into the wet, wet world when the winds died down to sprinkles. We wanted that carousel ride!! And they were up and running after awhile...

Landon chose a cat.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Augsburg Football Camp


Blake was invited to football camp at Augsburg College last week. His high school team won the team competition and Blake's record for the camp was 12-2. He wrestled at 178 lbs.
 
 Blake is standing at top, third from the right.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Mother's Day on Friday

They wanted to know what I wanted for Mother's Day.
 I asked for lunch downtown with my kids.
 
Amy and Adam, my handsome and personable kids
 
We went to Lucca's in the East Village across the river from downtown Des Moines.
Apart from all of their usual companions, I was able to see who they really are.
Delightful. Refreshing. Lively and enthusiastic.
 
Centerpiece
 
 
 
Lucca's was a delight as well. Modern Italian, my salad was made with mixed greens, cucumber, carrot, tomato, chicken and bacon shreds with a feta-creamy parmesan dressing.
 
Mostly, I feasted on my beautiful children :)

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Landon is 8!

Well, not quite yet.
 This year his birthday falls on Mother's Day so celebrations
have been rearranged to accommodate everyone.
The "big party" will happen today at an indoor playground with friends.
 
This pic was taken at a "little party" at Grandpa Al and Nana's house.
 

Into the Cockpit

Landon's on his way home from Ireland. He was invited to sit in the cockpit of the Aer Lingus plane.