Friday, August 15, 2008

Michael & Brenna Sitting in a Tree...

The Sages & us joke around that one day Brenna & Michael will get married. :) We sat them next to each other on the couch the other night and Brenna started making the moves.... holding Michael's hand and playing footsie! I'm going to have to teach her to not be so forward with guys. :)

Family Reunion

Last Saturday we drove to Humboldt, IA for a family reunion for Jared's mom's side of the family (Jacobson). It was a beautiful day and it was fun to see extended family. We met at a park and had a potluck. The Jacobson's are great cooks. Jared couldn't stop ranting and raving about all the food, especially the ham balls! :) As you can see from the pictures, Brenna's favorite part was playing with every one's necklace.

Brenna & Jared's Grandma

Brenna & Jared's Aunt Becky

Thursday, August 7, 2008

So You Think You Can Dance

My favorite tv show in the summer is "So You Think You Can Dance". I guess it's the only show I regularly watch in the summer. Anyway.....I love this show!!! The finale was on tonight. Katie & Joshua were my fav's, but if I had to choose I would have picked Katie to win. America voted, and Joshua was the winner. Did anyone else watch SYTYCD this summer? Who was your favorite dancer?

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Happy Birthday, Caleb!

We went to Lake Holiday on Saturday with Caleb, Maranda & Easton to celebrate Caleb's birthday. Caleb is Jared's younger brother. Chris & Kris and their little girl Kaylee joined us too. Maranda's parents have a house on the lake, so they let us hang out there for the day. We set up a kiddie pool on the dock for the little kids to play in. Once Brenna figured out how to climb out of the pool, which only took about 5 minutes, she was in and out of it about 20 times :) She was keeping mom very active putting her back into the pool so she wouldn't crawl off the dock. The rest of the day we swam off the dock, jet skiied, took a boat ride, grilled out, and played cards. We had an awesome time together celebrating Caleb's birthday!

Special Visitors

Brenna's grandma & grandpa Bohlen came to visit last Wednesday on their way up to Minnesota. They are some of Brenna's greatest fans. They check the blog daily to see if there are any new pictures of Brenna. My mom said she watched the crawling video on the blog over 20 times :) Anyway...we had a lot of fun together. They made it in time to watch Brenna's last swimming lesson. After the lesson we ate awesome inside out burgers that Jared made. Thursday morning we went on a long walk together and then had a great play time on the floor. We had a lot of fun with my parents and can't wait until thier next visit (hint, hint).

For the cooks who are interested in the inside out burgers:
Make two thin patties. Put whatever you'd like in the middle of the patties and then pinch around the edges so the stuffing doesn't fall out . Jared put sauted mushrooms & onions, motzerella cheese, & seasonings. Then grill them like a normal burger. They are yummy!

Brenna and grandpa cuddling Thursday morning.

A picture my mom took on our walk. She takes the best flower pictures!