Wednesday, October 28, 2009

1st day of school photo

I know this post is long overdue, but, I thought I would post it anyway It's better than posting it in March right? So, I'm sure everyone knows that the Kittelson-Burke kids are homeschooled. Every year I take a photo of them around the 1st day of school.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Tyler's birthday

Update: Tyler's birthday is actually on the 13th of the month. I'm not sure why it posted on the 12th. Maybe because I started the post on the 12th but didn't post until the 13th.

Today we celebrated Tyler's 11th birthday. I think he had a really good day. When he woke up he recived a big hug from his mom. After that he got to open some gifts. Not too long after that Grandpa Dan made the journey out to our house to see Tyler on his birthday. Then, Tyler opened some more gifts and had some donuts that Grandpa Dan brought out! After that his Grandma Kathy stopped out to take Tyler out to lunch and shopping to pick out his own gifts (a tradition both boys look forward to every year). Grandma also let's him pick out his own birthday card (which he also loves doing). Not too long after grandma left, the neighbor kids got off school and came over to hang out with him on his birthday! They also stayed for birthday cake. Next, Justin brought Tyler home Cold Stone Creamery and a Pokemon Tin. So he was very thankful for that. Next, we treated Tyler to dinner at Applebee's (where he got a free dessert). Last but not least we picked up a movie from Redbox and they are now finishing off the night with Monsters vs. Aliens.

Happy birthday Tyler!!! We love you very much!!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Painting pumpkins from our garden

Although the pumpkins in our garden pretty much took over everything else, we managed to get quite a few that the KB kids painted the other day.

Apple orchard

Thursday we took a trip to the Fall Harvest Orchard in Delano. Which is not just any ordinary apple orchard. They also have:
1. A pumpkin patch (great for taking photos)
2. Many farm animals (all the way from chicks to pigs to peacocks)
3. An educational tractor ride (you get to stop along the way and pick a gourd and some popcorn etc..)
4. A store full of apples and many other goodies
5. Three big area's of shelled corn for kids to play in

Friday, October 9, 2009

Grandpa Dan's land

This past weekend we journeyed over to Wisconsin for our annual trip to my dad's land. Although it was a bit overcast and chilly we had a great time!

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A beautiful sunset

I was driving home the other night and saw this beautiful sunset. I happen to have my camera with me so, I pulled over and snapped this picture:

The last of summer :(

It's hard to imagine that just a few short weeks ago it was warm enough to have a water fight. Here are some pictures of a visit form Erika:

Friday, October 2, 2009

Happy Birthday Shane!!!!!!

Shane is 8 years old today! I just can't believe how fast time really fly's by. It seems like just yesterday we were sitting in the hospital with our 2nd Kittelson-Burke boy trying to think of what we were going to name him. Thankfully, our wonderful Aunt Susan helped us out in that department. When she called to congratulate us on our newest edition, we told her that he did not have a name yet. So she got on her computer and searched baby names. After quite awhile of her suggesting names she finally said how about Shane. Justin and I both thought that was a good name. So Shane it was!! And what a blessing he has been to us these last eight years.