Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Chase starts swimming lessons

Chase started his 1st organized lesson at age 2.4 years old. We enrolled him in the Foss Swim school for the fall session. Since he isn't a huge fan of swimming I wanted to show him it can be fun and not to be scared of the water. So far so good! He's enjoying the songs they sing and the little games they play. After only 3 weeks he's already becoming a little more daring in his baths. I'm just happy he enjoys going each week and is not the kid screaming in the water.
Here are some pictures of his lessons.

He's Rolling!

As far as we have witnessed Brayden rolled all the way over on Thursday for the 1st time. He has been so close the last couple weeks but always gets hung up. He was trying like heck at dinner time and after a couple attempts made it all the way over.

There is no stopping him now. Though he will let you know if he doesn't want to be on his tummy.

1st Attempt

2nd Attempt

And he finally Rolls!

Saturday, September 25, 2010


Eric took these shots the other night when Chase was showing us his dunking skills. He brought the hoop into the living room himself and just started jumping off the ottoman. Eric used the Canon Rebel camera and got some really good shots.
Look White Men Can Jump!!

Monday, September 20, 2010

The Drury Family Vac in Duluth

We had talked all summer about finding some where to meet with the kids and enjoy a weekend away just us Drury's. Well summer came and went and no Drury vacation. I decided I was going to find some place for us to meet half way between Thief River Falls and the cities. It was a little over half way for the TRFers but I found a good deal on a hotel suite in Duluth. We stayed at the EdgeWater Water Park Resort right in downtown Duluth. It was a perfect fit with free water passes for everyone included in the price of the room. They also had a mini golf course, arcade, and jumpy to keep the kids busy. Our room had a great view of Lake Superior. The boys enjoyed sitting on the balcony with Grandpa and watching the ships and trains go by.

On Saturday we took in the water park and a pizza. Bridger and Chase showed us that they are indeed boys by playing catch and wrestling in the little space available in the rooms. After watching the trains go by our room all day Grandpa/Grandma promised them they could ride on one. So on Sunday we headed to the train Depot and took a short ride to Lester River. It was a perfect day to go because there wasn't a lot of other people on the train so we had a lot of room to move around and check out the different train cars. It was a nice relaxing trip and no one jumped off or made it derail. We finished Sunday off by heading down to Canal Park. We checked out the big ship, took a little walk and had dinner. Eric had to head home Sunday evening to get back to work on Monday. But we were happy he was able to get Saturday off to spend the day with us.(very rare for him to take a Sat off)

On Monday we had breakfast and started to pack up to head home. It always comes to an end way to fast. It took a couple trips to pack up my car with all my crap but the Flex proved it could handle all the luggage and baby gear. After checking out we headed to a park to enjoy the scenery a little more before heading home.

Great vacation and I'm glad we all were able to fit it in our busy schedules!!!

Enjoy the pics:
Chase and Bridger getting ready for the pool. (Check out the pink swim diapers Chase's daddy got him. )

Brayden's 1st time mini golfing.

The Bjorgaard's!! Brayden's 1st time mini golfing proved to be to much for him.

Chase and Bridger at the Train Depot waiting for the Train.

Chase and I getting ready to board.

Pictures from the train ride. The fisherman below actually caught a fish while we were stopped.

Enjoying the nice weather on the open train car. (Eric was happy because the train even had beer!!)

Canal Park
Chase playing a little ball at Leif Erickson Park.
Grandma & Grandpa Drury with the Bjorgaard boys at the Park.
I wish I would of had a better angle at this shot. So cute except a little windy so Chase's hair is everywhere.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Brayden 4 months!!!

The happy baby has turned 4 months old. Brayden continues to be a smiley baby with a great personality. He's trying like heck to roll over from back to front but gets hung up on his side. He's really enjoying his exersaucer and activity mat. He can reach things now and starts to really squeal when he plays. It's so nice to have such an easy going baby when having two kids to look after.

Chase is doing great with Brayden also. He talks to him and on occasion wants to pick him up. Though he's not liking to share his toys with him and at this point Brayden can't even really play with them. This will be a fun battle in the future.

Brays 4 month appointment went great. He passed with flying colors. Here are his current stats:

Weight: 15lbs 11oz (70%)

Length: 26 1/4 in (90%)

Head: 17in (75%)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Great MN Get together 2010! (10 year anniversary for Jenny)

I've lived in Minneapolis for 10 years now. And I have attended the MN state fair for 10 years. This year was a little different because we mostly go with a big group of friends on the weekend. This year the group fell apart due to everyone having different plans. I took off Thursday from work and headed out with the boys. Brayden enjoyed the day by sleeping most of the trip. Chase had more fun this year going down the big slide, playing baseball at the Twins zone, and riding in the Kidway. I of course enjoy the food every year. My fav is the deep fried pickles. Erics fav is Bull Bites. We ate a lot more than just those 2 items but I won't go into all the fat we ate. But the fair only comes once a year and you must indulge.

Next year I hope to have our big group together again for more state fair fun!!

At the Little Farm Hands exhibit

Chase driving the tractor
Chase and I on a spinning ride. He didn't really enjoy it and either did I.

Chase on the bumper boats. He really enjoyed this ride.

Chase really liked petting this cow.

At the Twins zone jumpy.

Chase and Daddy playing a little ball in the Twins zone.

It's Back!!

I got my camera back just in time for our Duluth family vacation. And I was finally able to get some pictures off it.

Here are some shots from girl weekend Aug 2010. The camera only made it through Friday night but got a couple cute shots from the night. What a great weekend it was.

Shot Shot Shot Shot Shot Shot

Breezy Point 2010

Still not sure what was going on here.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Still no camera!

My main camera is still being worked on by "The Geek Squad" at Best Buy(any day now). So haven't taken many pics lately. Last week we were busy at the state fair and the Anderson's from Fargo came and stayed with us over the Labor Day weekend. We kept busy by doing a little shopping, trip to the park, grilling out, and watching a couple movies. The 4 adults made it out for a Sunday twins game (nice to go with out kids). And we also made another trip to the drive-in theatre to watch Toy Story 3 (yes I did cry at the end-I'm a sucker for those kids movies).

Tonight Chase starts swimming lessons and I have my last volleyball game of the season at Joe Sensors in Eagan. Hoping to take 1st place this time. And yes it's the start of football season so Eric's not to happy about bringing Chase to swimming lessons tonight but it's mommy's last Thursday night hurrah for a while.

We will be heading to Duluth this weekend for a Drury family get together. We are staying at the Edgewater Resort water park. Doesn't look the warmest for the weekend but we should be able to keep busy inside the warm water park.

I'll post some fair pics soon. Chase had a good time and of course we ate to much.