Sunday, June 29, 2008

Check out my Slide Show!

All the numbers...

On Tuesday, June 17th, Rick, Vicky, 2 boys, 4 suitcases and 3 webkinz packed into 1 blue Toyota Prius and traveled through two countries, 1 Canadian province, 8 states, umpteen cities, and in between all 5 of the great lakes, on a 10 day excursion, and made too many memories to count! Stay tuned for more!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Its another Westra bat boy!

Following in the steps of both his dad and his uncle Matt, Nolan got to be the bat boy today for the Moorhead Blues! Way to go Nolan!

Have you seen my webkinz?

For awhile the boys thought we had a "webkinz thief." For years the boys have taken little interest in stuffed animals or toys... they almost always ended up as dog toys and Dakota gladly accepted. And then the webkinz craze hit. Now you can find anywheres from 2 to 6 little stuffed animals perched all over the house. The boys love them! But, every once in awhile, a couple of them disappear. After we've checked under the beds, behind the couch, or in the car, eventually they will reappear... and the only clue we have as to where they have been is the "doggy goober" all over them!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Its a slam dunk!

We went to a really fun graduation party yesterday afternoon! Not only was there fun food to eat with dippin dots and slushies, but there was a dunk tank. The kids from little to not so little all had a blast... and Nolan being the daredevil that he is probably took the most turns, both dunking his friends and being dunked. Congratulations Ali on winning the Minnesota State Girls Golf Championship...and your high school graduation... YOU ROCK!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Colton's new bike and Nolan's new net!

The boys each got something "big" for their birthdays... Nolan a hockey net to practice his "Sidney Crosby" moves... and Colton a new bike (now to get those training wheels off)... hard to believe they are now 6 and 8 years old!

the westra world

Pyzam Family Sticker Toy
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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

The last day of school...

This is it! The last day of school. Do you remember when you looked forward to summer vacation as a kid? As I entered Nolan's school today you could sense the different vibe instantly. Instead of the hushed voices and single-file lines of kids walking (mostly) quietly behind their teachers... I saw skipping, groups of two and three kids shouting to each other, and teachers congregating in little groups in the hall. There air was buzzed with excitement.
And then I noticed a dejected little group off to the side. Some had hunched shoulders, others had sullen looks and one just had the look of dread on her face. Stay-at-home-moms. Then I overheard one of them "Do you know what Jake said to me this morning? 106 mom. We have 106 days off of school!" Gone is my morning walk and leisurely coffee. And lunch with my girlfriends. And any semblance of a tidy house. The "mourning season" has begun.

Walking out the door I realized the countdown was indeed on. As a parent my countdown was also 106 days... til the start of school in the fall... yipeeee!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

I'm a copycat

I've had so much fun reading about my niece Mackenzie through her blogspot that I thought it might be fun to try one on my own. You should know however, I've failed at this once before... it was marked as "spam" and deleted after 21 agonizing days. I was intially concerned that the blogger police may come and take me to blogger jail when the blog was first flagged... and yet I live to blog again... vw

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