Sunday, September 27, 2015

Hangin' with the Vikings' Cheerleaders

Blake scored big when his friend, Cael, and his parents invited him to get in the car and drive to Mpls. for the Vikings game today (they had plenty of tickets). Turns out, they were staying in the same hotel where Vikings were hanging out. They chatted up with Ed Marino and Chuck Forman and collected five autographs from other players.

Check it out! Blake and Cael with cute cheerleaders.

These are their seats! Section 139, Row 11.

Go Vikings!

Monday, September 7, 2015

Underwood Birthday Par-Tee!

We gathered at the 19th hole to kick off the one-party-fits-all-underwood-birthdays celebration last night. The heat and rain of Iowa weather drove us indoors to set up our golf-themed buffet on a grass-printed picnic cloth.  

Arnold Palmer showed up to hydrate the happy celebrants.
 He likes it half tea and half lemonade.

Landon came in his Minions golf shirt.

After checking in for the door prize (guess how many tees in the vase),
the line-up began with wedges and slices.
Club sandwiches and chip shots (not shown) and meat balls.

For sweet additions, fresh berry par-faits, sand trap donut holes, and peanut-putter pretzels.

Then the games began...
Grandpa Al's trivia games,
 Blake's putting tournament on a roll of artificial turf,
 and Landon's scavenger hunt out in the backyard.
Then it was cake,
the happy-birthday song,
and presents.
Four hours of great family fun so active that I forgot my camera!
As we bid each other goodnight in the driveway,
 lightning flashed in the dark blue sky.
Have a great Labor Day.
We're headed to the clubhouse pool party and hoping for a break in the rain!

This Year's Christmas Angel

  Landon and I are telling the Christmas story with French-inspired crèche characters. We colored them with markers and cut them from f...