Monday, June 28, 2010

South Dakota

A few weeks ago we got in the car and drove to South Dakota. Craig's grandparents and most of his family all live there, and we wanted a chance to take Callie:)

This is Day 1 in the car. She had her animals, and she had Yo Gabba Gabba. It is a good thing that I have an Ipod becuase we were subjected to DJ Lance Rock for about 90% of our 35 hour car trip. "So break it down..."

This is Day 2:(

Watch out...student driver ( a gas station!)

Thursday night, we got to stay with Josh and Danielle. Callie finally got to meet her sweet cousin, Maliya:) We think they had a good time!

Golf at the Milbank Country Club...

...with the cutest caddy you have ever seen! Yes, Callie is in a hoddie and jeans...the weather was AMAZING!

Aunt Kylee gave her golf cart driving lessons
Just a smidge windy
Only my child could fall asleep in a moving golf cart with 90 mile an hour winds:) She makes her momma very proud!

On Saturday, we drove over to Minnesota for a family reunion with Grandma Hay's side of the family. It was a beautiful day with gorgeous scenery. We had a lot of fun meeting new people, catching up with family, and playing bean bags.

Great Grandma and Great Grandpa Hay

Callie was smelling these flowers...precious!

Unlike her mother, Callie thinks horses are great. She neighed about 100 times at this one. She also got to see some cows. She got so excited and MOOed so much that she scared them all away:)
Callie and her favorite guy on Father's Day!

Callie had so much fun while staying with her Great Grandma Mikk!!!
hamming it up at dinner at Shady Beach

Big Stone Lake

Callie loving on her daddy on our trip home!
Despite driving and driving and driving so more, we had an excellent vacation! It is so wonderful to spend time with family you don't see very often!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Here is my 18 MONTH OLD too busy playing with potholders to pose for a picture! We are not buying her any more toys...she is perfectly content to play with potholders, tags, pieces of paper, and diaper boxes:)
These next few crack me up...

Up so close, the flash was really bright:)

It is sometimes hard to believe this little munchkin has been with us for a year and a half:) Her personality is really coming out, and she is pretty hilarious. She is learning more and more words by the day and loves to share them with us repeatedly. We are also discovering that she is very strong-willed...coming from two first borns, we are pretty sure where this quality came from. (I know that my mom is secretly laughing behind my back!) Her absolute favorite word is "NO!"

She said her first sentence last week..."I got you!" After she says it, she runs off so you can chase and "get" her:) She is also getting pretty good at "I love you!" It will melt your heart:)

Her teachers told me last week that she is the class clown! Is that a good thing or a bad thing?! Haha:)

So far, this summer has been pretty lazy. Grandma Hay took Callie for her first dip in the pool.

We took our first trip to the Heritage Festival times:)

Other than that, we have been pretty lazy. My mom has been here, and she made these FABULOUS curtains for my dining room!!! I am totally and completely in love with them:) Thanks again Mom!