Archive for June, 2009

Pirates!

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

Ahoy me hearties! 

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Career Choices – Update

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

Carter declared a new career aspiration today:

           CARTER:  When me blow up I be motor-cycle rider.  And race car rider.

Later he corrected “blow up” to “grow up” – but I think the mistake was adorable!!

Carter’s Tantrum

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

My little Carter had an all-out two-year-old tantrum at the library yesterday…complete with running from me when I tried to scoop him up to take him home!  All the while he is screaming “I want to be gooooooooood!”

When Daddy got home last night, he asked him what happened at the library, and Carter replied…

     CARTER:  I got bad.

That tickled me and made me have to hide my smile!  As if the bads took a hold of him and he couldn’t get loose from them!

Minnesota Vacation Highlights

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

Allison and I just got back from a 5 day trip to Minnesota for the high school graduation of Jonathan and Melissa Anderson, my cousins and Godchildren.  Jonathan and Melissa were born while I was a Junior at Saint Mary’s College in Winona, MN.  (It seems like 18 years has gone by so fast!  Has it really been that long since I was in college?!)  They have grown into beautiful young adults and I am so proud of them!

The graduation celebration was a little family reunion for my Mom’s side of the family – all of her siblings were there.  It was also a great girls vacation for me and Allison.  –Carter and Daddy also enjoyed a fun and productive “boys weekend at home”!  Here are the highlights…

ALLISON DISCOVERS PINE TREES
Upon arrival in Minnesota, Allison took a look at this pine tree and asked me:
“Mom, what kind of cactus-tree is that?”
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CLOVER PATCH
Allison and Pop search for four leaf clovers.
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MELISSA & JONATHAN’S GRADUATION
Allison and the high school graduates.
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FAMILY
(back ) Amy Jo Maruschak, Mary O’Donnell, Mike Schauer,
Mary Susan Anderson, Pop Patterson
(front) Allison Maruschak, Nana Patterson, Jonathan Anderson,
Melissa Anderson, Karen Haggard
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MALL OF AMERICA
We had such a great time at the Mall of America on Monday!

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Allison zooming around the corner on her favorite ride, Swiper’s Sweeper.
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Drivin’ the big rig…
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Lego store.
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