Sunday, October 30, 2011

Anoka Halloween Parade

The Naks took a trip to the birthplace of Halloween and watched their fun parade.  Nina enjoyed some of the floats and loved the dog that was tied up nearby.  We had a great time and were very impressed by the show.  Another nice weekend, topped by the Huskers, Gophers, and Vikings all winning, who would've guessed?!

Friday, October 28, 2011


Nina is into sports, sports, sports.  Golf, basketball, soccer, baseball, she'll play 'em all.  Like Terrell Owens, Nina held a workout for all the NFL teams and put together this video of her skills.  Missing in this video is her many attempts to dribble a basketball and her current love for carrying and throwing her pink ball and the mini-basketball at the same time.  This maneuver is always followed by laughter when they both go flying across the room.  

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Nina is proud to be able to say her own name, too bad she's got it a bit backwards.  She seems to think her name is pronounced "Nani."

On the way home from daycare today, Nina pointed out the window and asked, "wassat?" while pointing at an airplane.  It was very cute and it's fun to be able to talk with her more these days.

Lastly, we finally found something that she didn't want to eat, even when hungry.  We went to Punch Pizza today and the true Italian pizza pie must have been too sophisticated for her palate.  She mostly ate parmesan cheese until we could get home and enjoy the usuals.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Go Big Red

Nana and Papa were in town for the Husker game and no one was happier than Nina.  They had a great time together and Nina now shouts for them if she sees her ball, the remote control, the coffee pot, or the guest room.  We had a great time at the game and really enjoyed using Don Hedges' tickets.

We made a trip over to Como to participate in the Zoo Boo.  Nina was very excited about it all and loved seeing the other kids.  She was a bit confused to see adults dressed up as animals, but took it all in stride.

Zoo Boo - Woo-hoo!--------------Mama and her little cheeseburger

Tea Party with the princesses---------Pretty Princess

She loves dogs-------------Laughing at the ostriches

It's Flash-Beagle!-------Waiting for the Great Pumpkin

Sunday, October 16, 2011

New phone

The Naks got an iPhone and we've been trying out its camera.  Here ya go:

If you want an HD version of this to work on your smart phones or iPads, we've updated this as a private video on youtube.  Let us know if you can't access the video and we'll try to add you to the list:

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Picture time

It was a fast and wild weekend with Cassie in town and somehow we managed not to take any pictures of just the two of them.  sigh... maybe we'll get some in April.

Fall then and now

Hanging out at Como ------Waving on the campaign trail

Swinging with Grandpa----------Laughing with Aunt Annie

Running, running, running-------iPad time w/ Grandma

Applying for a job at Target

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

15 months

Today is Kara's birthday and tomorrow Nina turns 15 months, so in honor of both, we made a video.  It's a bit long as we've had a lot of footage stored up.  Happy unbirthday to everyone else!  Nina is excited to see Aunt Cassie again, last time they were together, Nina was just beginning to crawl!  One and a quarter years seems crazy.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Warm weekend

Nina has loved the return to long trips to the park and around Como.  With temps in the 70s and 80s we've had a lot of outside time and found a new playground near our house that has a merry-go-round, lots of tubes, and even a climbing wall!  While she's fighting a bit of a cold, Nina is remaining a good eater and is happy to try some fall foods.

Last week, at daycare, Barb asked the girls not to pick the large tomato as they had plenty inside and moments later she turned around to see that Nina did not pick the tomato, but managed to eat the whole thing while it was still on the vine!  Looking for loopholes already!

Cheering on the Huskers-------------Happy with her doll, Haley