It has been such a beautiful fall here in Minnesota! Not too warm or too cold and such great colors. Here are some fun fall pictures...
|Our whole family|
|My "cow" petting a little cow at the pumpkin farm.|
|Sofia feeding a goat|
|Don't cook my Josie!|
|Sofia is a goat!!|
|My cute pumpkin Madeline|
|Will is pretty content in the witch's pot!|
|Picking out the perfect pumpkins with Grandma|
|They found the "ones"!|
Recently, all three girls went in for their final NICU follow-up evaluation. They officially "graduated" from the NICU based on their scores! They went through several different sections to measure intelligence, from spatial reasoning, to verbal comprehension, etc. All three are considered average, which really is amazing considering how early they were.
|First day of Preschool! (J, M, S) They chose their outfits :)|
|Taking babies out for a walk.|
|Beautiful fall walk in Roseville- we visited our daily walking spot from our old house. I told the girls about how we would go every night after dinner because it was the only thing to keep them happy as babies! (S, M, J)|
Will has been acting like a two year old for awhile now. Everything is "mine" now and it's always something a sister has. He cracks us up on a daily basis, though. He still loves trucks, and now he has added dinosaurs to his favorites. Will can be found trying to play with his sisters- sometimes they want to include him, other times NOT!
|Another "funny eyes" picture|
|Try tearing this kid away from trucks!|
I recently ran in another half-marathon- the Monster Dash in St. Paul. Some people dressed up in costumes, so I did lots of people watching! it was a fun, "fast" course (there were a couple more hills than I anticipated- haha!) I was a little too trigger happy with this one compared to the Garry Bjorklund half. The first 4-5 miles I kept up with the official 1:30 pacers (two runners who are pacing people to finish in a goal time of one hour, 30 min), but they were going quicker than their advertised 6:52 and I tired out! I really should've ran my own pace and then try to pick up the pace later. I ended up with a personal record (1:32:24) nonetheless! I don't have any races on the calendar at this point, but I won't be surprised if I sign up for a 5k or 10k sometime before snow comes. I hope to do another half in the spring and chip away at the ol' PR.
In the beginning of September, we all went to Dan's cousin Laura's wedding. Laura and Reid made a beautiful couple and we got to experience our first wedding with kids... It was a good wedding for a first since there was a lot of family and they were so kid-friendly! They even had a bouncy house to keep them entertained during the cocktail hour! I don't have any pictures of the bride and groom sadly, but here are some pics of the kids.
|Sisterly love (M, S, J) at Laura and Reid's wedding!|
|Dapper Mr. Will|
|I didn't get any picture with everyone smiling, so here are two funny ones with Will doing his funny faces.|
|This is what Will does when we say "Do your funny eyes, Will!"|
|The girls found a corner and danced for a bit with Mary and Dave|
|Bumpa and his girls|