Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Same Old Story

Things around the Clark household have been rather uneventful for the most part lately.  Hence the lack of blog posts.  We've made a few trips up to Algona to visit my Grandma, who fell down the basement stairs and broke her leg in two places a few weeks ago.  She was in the hospital awhile and is now in the nursing home until she is a little more healed and harvest is over since there is no one to help her at home when harvest is in full swing.  She looked so much better the 2nd time we went to see her.  She was very excited to get to see the kids and was more alert and more herself.  The kids did pretty well at the hospital and nursing home when we went both times but of course the highlight for them were the tractor rides, gator ride and getting to see the ostriches.  I didn't take any pictures but they were definately all smiles.  This weekend our baby girl turns 2!  I'm sure we will have more pictures and things to post after the big birthday weekend but for now I will leave you with our 3 crazies wrestling their daddy!

He's a little outnumbered by these 3 silly kiddos!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Random News and Notes

Had a few pictures on the camera that I needed to get off so thought I'd post a random smattering of happenings from the past week or so.  This past Wednesday we were able to take advantage of the gorgeous weather and meet our friends at Reiman Gardens.  I didn't take too many pictures but we did get one of everyone(minus Gabe since he was at school).

Callie is just a cheese and is (usually) willing to get her picture taken.  She was especially proud of this "hat" the other day.

Those of you who live around these parts know that this past weekend there was a big game going on.  We were all dressed up in our teams colors and headed down to a pancake breakfast for the morning.

Uncle Pete and Kim were at the pancake tailgate too and since Kim was the one who bought the kids their ISU gear we decided we could manage a picture with a Hawkeye:)

After the pancakes Carl had a ticket to the game and the kids and I went home to listen on the radio(we don't have cable and unfortunately it was on a station we don't get)  After the first TWO turnovers in the red zone I was sick of it so I turned it off.  Guess I should have stuck with it as I discovered later when we were in the first of 3 overtimes.  Once we figured that out Gabe and I were cheering loud through each play and we were very excited when the Cyclones got the W! 
That night one of our favorite people in the world came over for dessert.  Danielle watches the kiddos quite frequently and is a HUGE blessing to our family.  We love her bunches so we celebrated her 21st birthday with a banner and some birthday cake and homemade ice cream.  It is always a bonus when she brings her boyfriend Grant along too!  Here we are singing a very LOUD version of Happy Birthday.

and around here there is always help in blowing out the birthday candles:)

I think that gets me caught up on pictures for awhile.  We are looking forward to the fall weather that is supposed to be arriving this week! 

Thursday, September 8, 2011

What a Difference...

a few short years make!  With Callie's 2nd birthday fast approaching I have been reminiscent of her babyhood and where the heck it disappeared to!  I took this picture of Callie and her buddy Lauren in December of 2009.

and I took this picture a month or so ago when they came over to play.

Seriously when did they turn into little girls instead of babies!  Callie isn't too into sharing quite yet but she does like giving hugs and kisses.

Lauren looks a little concerned there, can't say I blame her:)  Brenna likes to be included in pictures as well.

It is so much fun(and a little sad) watching all the kiddos and their friends getting bigger.  Crazy to think we will be celebrating the big #2 soon!