Sunday, July 12, 2009

4th of July Fun! I know it's late :)

We took a short road trip to Minneapolis last weekend to celebrate the 4th with my brother and his wife, Dana. We had a great time! Friday night after dinner we went on a walk by the lake and then got ice cream at this cute little parlor. It was the best ice cream we've had in a long time.
Brenna enjoyed helping herself to Dana's mint chocolate chip ice cream!
While we were eating our ice cream a police man came up to Brenna and gave her a sticker. She was cautious at first, but then warmed up to the guy.

Somehow the sticker ended up on Dana's back...without her knowing :)
I think the culprit's name starts with an R and ends with an N and he's sitting to the right of Dana in the picture below. There are always lots of laughs and not many dull moments with my brother around. I love it!

Saturday morning we casually got up and ready. While the girls were getting ready, Brenna "helped" uncle Ryan water the lawn.

Then we headed to Jamba Juice. The girls enjoying their smoothies in the back seat.

Brenna downed hers in about 10 minutes. Just kidding...she is taking sips from her daddy's :) It's crazy how huge the cup looks in her hands though! We then went shopping for a while. That afternoon the boys went golfing and the girls relaxed. That night we grilled burgers....gotta love the all American meal on the 4th! Then we tested out Ryan & Dana's new fire pit. We enjoyed smores and then watched the fire works from their yard....I guess it ended up being in their street since that's where we could see them the best.

My handsome husband!
Sunday we went to a little diner for brunch and then watched the Wimbledon tennis match. I'm not a big tennis fan, but it was a really good match and we all got into it. We then headed back to Ames. Thanks for a wonderful weekend, Ryan & Dana!


Janel said...

I just LOVE her hair in pigtails! So cute!

Philly said...

Your comment about Ryan made me miss him! He can always make people laugh! Fun to see your baby bump!

Heidi said...

Hi Stephanie! I found your blog through another and on and on...I could spend a lot of time on the computer! :) Just wanted to say: You were in a much better place to spend the 4th -- yucky day in Ames that day! AND we have a little arrival coming in December too! Quite a surprise as Gage and Baby #2 will only be 11 1/2 months apart!! Isn't it amazing how God shows Himself? It took over a year to blessed with my first pregnancy, and then less than 3 months (of not trying) for this one. So amazing! Anyway, don't mean to write a book! :)

Heidi said...

I'm sorry - I realized I didn't even say CONGRATULATIONS to you! How wonderful to be adding another precious girl to your family!
-Heidi Engelbrecht

Lynette said...

I just showed Alaina a pic of Brenna and I asked her if she remembered her and she said, "yes, I love her". :)