Monday, June 30, 2014

winter stuff ~

lots of snow.  lots of cold.
lots of days off from school because of the weather.
lots of fun outside and inside
while making the most of a pretty extreme
minnesota winter.

super deep snow ~

frozen pants

indoor tents ~

crystal experiments ~

special friends ~

homemade snowflakes ~

designing and sewing barbie clothes ~

self-portraits ~

sewing fun (clothes for stuffed animals) ~

snow sculptures ~

skiing ~

more deep snow ~

celebrating elise's graduation from college ~

Friday, June 27, 2014

winter ballerinas ~

one of our first snows last winter
started on our way home from ballet class -- 
and was so beautiful.

the big, thick, wet flakes decorated everything they landed on,
including these two ballerinas who where willing to pose
for me before playing in the white stuff.

Friday, June 20, 2014

flower girl dress shopping ~

a special day for the girl cousins -- sweet elise (the oldest)
wanted all of her family in her wedding, so brenna was
asked to be the junior bridesmaid, lauren, ella and zoe
were asked to be the flower girls and connor was the ring
bearer.  elise had us all meet at a fancy bridal shop and we
spent the afternoon trying on dresses and getting them to
fit just right.  we took lots of pictures, too, and had such 
a fun time making some great memories ......

Thursday, June 19, 2014

skiing with the cousins ~

first time out during christmas break and
so, so, SO much fun!!!

the fabulous five:

lauren ~

ella and brenna ~

zoe ~

connor ~

two rope time ~