Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Day Two-Hundred Nine: Hula Hooping

Day Two-Hundred Eight: Up-to-Date

Here he is......40 years old, happily married with a wonderful wife and 2 beautiful, fabulous kids. What more could I ask for?

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Day Two-Hundred Seven: Love and Marriage

At twenty-nine, Howard married Pamela and began a new chapter of his life.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Day Two-Hundred Six: Growing Up

At the age of 15, Booter shot up right in front of my eyes one summer. He went from maybe 5'4" to 6'2" in a month. He always measured himself to Michael (my boyfriend at the time), and Michael always said "not even close"!

Then one day in July 25 years ago, I grabbed my camera. He was TALLER than Michael!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Day Two-Hundred Four: Happy 40th Birthday, Booter

Actually, named Howard Sheldon, he went thru many nicknames until "Booter" stuck. Now at 40, most know him as "Howard".

Monday, July 20, 2009

Day Two-Hundred Two: To the Moon

This was the front page of the Variety section of our paper today. It reminded me, that 40 years ago I was very pregnant with my son. So this week I am looking back as a 40th birthday tribute to my son.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Day Two-Hundred One: Sand Castles

The annual Aquatennial is our summer celebration. As part of it, there is a sand castle competition on Lake Calhoun.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Day Two Hundred: Going Home

Eggs Benedict at Sofitel, and then Stefanie and the kids went back to Iowa, after 5 weeks with us! Very sad and very quiet!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Day One Hundred Ninety-Nine: Last Morning

Last morning for: going to camp, staying at our house, almost last day of Minneapolis!

Day One Hundred Ninety-Eight: Josie and Max

Day One Hundred Ninety-Seven: Max on the Floor

He started in the bed with his pajamas on. Sometime in the middle of the night, he took off his pj's and went to sleep on the floor. I don't know if he did it in one step or two.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Day One Hundred Ninety-Six: Rainy Camp Day

Forecast: rain in the morning, and later in the afternoon.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Day 195: A Lemonade Stand

Day One Hundred Ninety-Four: The Zoo

We spent the day at our zoo. It is a zoo, park, picnic area, lake and amusement park.

The kids love this high-flying swing ride. Max and Mommy also went on the roller coaster. He loved it.

Day One Hundred Ninety-Three: First on a Horse

Josie has been asking for horseback riding lessons since May. Yesterday we just happened to drive by a ranch, and went in and signed her up for today. (Max, too).

It's English riding, and she was a "natural". The woman said usually they need to be 7 or so, but she was posting immediately, and was a natural!

Did she like it? As soon as we were done, she said she wanted another appointment "tomorrow, or later today" (it was 4 in the afternoon).

Max? At 4 1/2 he was great, but not totally impressed!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Day One Hundred Ninety-Two: A Blue Tractor

I'm in a photo scavanger hunt. Of all the things to find, a blue tractor seemed impossible. So today, after dropping the kids off at the camp bus, we drove west until we finally saw a blue tractor on a farm. Ta Dah!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Day One Hundred Ninety-One: Max's Girlfriend

Wherever he goes, Max has girls following him, or he's following girls. He's such a big flirt! This is Audrey.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Day One Hundred Ninety: Beach Day on the Bus

Every Wednesday is a new competition on the camp bus. This day was "Beach Day".

Day One Hundred Eighty-Nine: At the Park

Mathew and Natalie after camp, in the park. Natalie had her 4 top teeth missing, and her mother wanted a picture.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Day One Hundred Eighty-Four: Jonah

My session with 6 month Jonah. It wasn't very hard, since he was in the best mood. He is such a cutie!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Day One Hundred Eighty-Three: Red, White and Blue Day

The camp buses have competitions between the buses on Wednesday. Today was Red, White and Blue Day.