Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Rolling Over

Well I am just that close! I have really started to work on my rolling over and if it weren't for my left arm being so muscular, I think I would be on my tummy! I just can't seem to get that arm out of the way. I like to get most of the way over and then just lie on my side and smile and giggle. My legs really get a good workout though because they are kicking like crazy trying to get the rest of me over the top!

Mommy and I got back safely on Sunday afternoon after a great trip to DC. We went to the farm yesterday and mommy and daddy moved a few things while I stayed with Grandma Deb. I even got to go in the tractor. I can't wait until I am a little older and can drive the big green tractor at the farm!

Today, mommy had a meeting at the fair so daddy and I spent the morning together. I was a little fussy but we still had a great time. I went with him to Northfield to meet with a couple about their upcoming wedding photos. We went to meet mommy in the afternoon.

Gotta get back to my rolling over exercises...if I can get that down, mommy and daddy won't be able to look away from me at all...that's my goal!!

Friday, July 27, 2007

Camden Yards - Baltimore

This was definitely a full day. We started out by getting dressed up and heading off to Arlington National Cemetery. We saw JFK's gravesite and a very moving ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The National Officers got to participate in the laying of wreath ceremony. It was very, very hot though...especially to be dressed up. The kids had to wear official dress which includes their blue jackets!! There are more photos in the State Presidents' Conf gallery.

Mommy worked some in the afternoon while I was fussy with daddy. Finally I took a little nap. Then we went to Baltimore for the Orioles and Yankees game. It was awesome to be at Camden Yards and outdoor baseball. It was a fun game even though I spent much of the game being walked around the concourse trying to fall asleep. A Rod didn't hit his 500th home run, but it was still fun. I am a bit ashamed that my first game wasn't with the Twins though?!

We got back late and daddy has to get up early to fly back home tomorrow morning. Mommy and I leave on Sunday. I am ready to get home.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

National Officers

Here I am with our awesome National Officer Team (minus Janette who was sick). It has been such a fun week with all of them and the State Officers from around the country.

We got a lot covered tonight as we went on the night tour of the major monuments. Went to Jefferson, Roosevelt, Lincoln, Vietnam War Memorial, WWII Memorial and finished up the night with reflections on the Capitol Lawn. It was really a great day.

Daddy got lots more great photos and they are in the State Presidents' Conf gallery.

Thursday, July 26, 2007 Here I am with our awesome National Officer Team (minus Janette who was sick).  It has been such a fun week with all of them and the State Officers from around the country.    We got a lot covered tonight as we went on the night tour of the major monuments.  Went to Jefferson, Roosevelt, Lincoln, Vietnam War Memorial, WWII Memorial and finished up the night with reflections on the Capitol Lawn.  It was really a great day.    Daddy got lots more great photos and they are in the State Presidents' Conf gallery.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Washington DC

The FFA State Presidents' Conference is now underway. Mommy had quite a few things to do today, but daddy and I made our way around town quite a bit. I saddled up in the Baby Bjorn and off we went. Hit the Metro, took to the streets and saw some more sights. I fell asleep part way into it, but daddy took my photo in front of the White House. I think we'll be back there later when I am awake!!

Tonight we went to the Iwo Jima War Memorial and watched the Marine Drum and Bugle Corps play and the silent rifle company show. It was really awesome to see that in such a hallowed and patriotic spot in our country. Nate Jannsen and Amber Seibert are the Minnesota State Officers that are here so mommy and I got our photo taken with them and a Marine Officer afterwards. There are more photos in the State Presidents' Conf gallery.

I got a little cranky on the way home because I was so hungry, but the Metro was really crowded and we just couldn't stop to eat. We made it back to the hotel though, ate and I fell asleep quickly! It was another great day.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Airplane Ride

What a long day!! A big day too! Mommy, Daddy and I left the house about 4AM and were on the plane to DC at 6:10AM. Here is a photo of me on my first plane ride and I did such a great job. My ears didn't bother me at all. In fact, I slept most of the way. I did have a diaper for the record books that mommy tried to change in the bathroom during some really bad turbulence. Even the flight attendants were supposed to be seated and there we were...in the bathroom with a really, really great diaper change. Mommy should get some sort of recognition for taking care of that one!

We got to DC, took a cab to the hotel, checked in and took off on the subway for Capitol Hill. We got a tour of the capitol which was really neat. Then we walked around the mall. Not the mall that mommy usually takes me to!!

We spent a couple hours in the National Gallery of Art which was really great. That's what they tell me as I slept for most of this warm, muggy afternoon. We stopped and ate at a Meditarranean restaurant and then hit the hay.

It was a great day and again, I can't believe how much I have seen in my 15 weeks. Being in DC has really made me think about our country a lot. In fact, I have been working on saying a couple names of states...I am pretty good at OH-HI-OH and I-OH-AH. Daddy has been working hard to get me to say Mississippi too. It's just so much easier to type it on my blog!!

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Tall Corn

We did get a little farm visit in yesterday too. Mommy had her 10 year class reunion and I stayed with Grandma and Aunt Lindsay at the farm. Daddy went to work on his deer cameras in Sogn Valley for a bit and then got back just in time to help me calm down after a little fussy period! I really liked to go in the yard and watch the cars go back and forth on the highway.

You can see that the corn is getting taller and so am I. I think I have gotten a little wider than taller, but I am sure growing. There hasn't been much rain at the farm the past week so Grandpa is getting a little anxious for some moisture this week! Aunt Lindsay is really ready for my new cousin to get here too. Her due date is still a little bit off, but she is ready! And I am ready for a new cousin!

Thursday, July 19, 2007


After a great week of much relaxation (as you can see), it's time for us to move on to the next plans on my summer calendar. Mommy and I left Trout Lake this morning with grandma Carol and went to the flea market in Nisswa.

In my opinion, I have been exposed to entirely too much shopping this summer. I am feeling a need for much more fishing, hiking, and sports than being stuck in my stroller on these shopping expeditions. Oh well, I do love being with mommy!!

We got home tonight and started laundry so we have some clean clothes to take on our next trip to Washington DC Monday morning.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Trout Lake

The summer tour continues!! I will have to backdate the blog to catch up a bit here. We left on Sunday morning for Trout Lake and it has been a nice time. G'ma & G'pa can't believe how much I have changed in only a week, but I HAVE!! I have really filled myself out pretty well.

I went down in the water today. It was a lot colder than I expected, but it sure felt good. I kept my toes in there for quite some time. The weather has been great and I have been getting lots of good naps in and seem to be sleeping a bit more. Mommy is happy with me!!

There will be a lot more photos coming from the lake in both "My Latest Photos" and the "Trout Lake 2007" gallery under friends and family.

Pontoon Ride

We went out on the pontoon tonight. It was really a fun time. We went through all the lakes on the chain and we gone for about 4 hours. I did a great job and loved watching the clouds. We saw a couple eagles and lots of loons too. Mommy and daddy found a few really big cabins that they'll probably try and buy...yeah, right!!

Trout Lake has been really nice and I have been such a good boy. I love to walk around in the trees and look up at all the leaves. It really makes me happy to be outside! I have gotten to take my baths outside on the picnic table too! A couple evenings we have gone to get ice cream. I haven't gotten my own this year, but don''t tell, but daddy sneaked me a little lick of his!!

Saturday, July 14, 2007

I am such a happy boy!! We came back to this place that mommy and daddy seem to be calling "home" for a couple of days. It is a nice place and has a for sale sign in the front yard (still). I can't quite remember being here for quite a while!

We had a nice couple days here though. Daddy's first impressions of me after a week were how I looked a little more chunky. I can say that I did eat a lot last week. My face, arms and legs seem to have filled out a little more.

Aunt Amy came and watched me on Thursday night when I got home. Mommy and daddy went on a date to the Alison Krauss concert. Amy and I had a good time!!

Friday we went to the farm. There was a shower for Aunt Lindsay and my cousin who is coming in a month or so. Today we went to Hok-Si-La Park in Lake City with all the Lunde side for a picnic. It was a beautiful day and we had a great time.

Tomorrow we are (take a guess)...heading out of town!! We are going to Trout Lake for the week. Then home for a couple days and then off to Washington DC. I am quite the little traveler! I love it though, and thus...all these smiles!! I am making some funny laughing sounds now too! Especially when daddy tells all those funny jokes!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

One Tired Cowboy

I really don't have access to my blog at the moment because I am up at FFA camp again this week. Daddy is doing my blog from home for me. I really miss him.

The theme this week is Wild, Wild West and as you can see, I really fit the part! All of this camping and traveling has left me pretty darn tired though!!

I kind of discovered my tongue today too. It is really fun to stick out and roll back and forth. I can't believe that I never knew it was there!

Happy trails...

Friday, July 6, 2007

Beautiful Day

Today was a big day for me. I got in the water for the first time and also went for my first boat ride. I even helped daddy drive the boat. There are some photos in the "latest photos" gallery. This all just reaffirms what I have said before...


I often get cranky when I have to go in the cabin. Being out in that fresh air just makes me feel so much better. As you can see, I like to wear my hat when I am outside too. It sits on my head pretty well. I am doing a great job of holding my own head up now too. I really look around at all the things around me and the people that are talking to me. There is just so much to see!!

We have to leave tomorrow which makes me sad. Even more sad is that daddy is going home while mommy and I are going back to Deep Portage for another FFA camp. At the end of the week though we'll get home and then go back to the lake together. I can't wait!!!

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

4th of July

Happy Fourth of July!! It was another beautiful day here at Deer Lake. Denny and Sue organized a "floatilla" for the whole lake and lots of boats and pontoons celebrated by parading around the lake together. I was a little cranky at the time so I stayed on shore with mommy and daddy and waved from there.

We have been having fun and I am getting lots of attention!! We have played games (us boys win most of the time), done a 1000 (999) piece puzzle, read books, slept, fished, ate lots and just relaxed in general. I have been in such a good mood and really talking a lot more now. There are all kinds of sounds coming out of me and I feel like I have so much to say!! Especially right away in the morning...lots of smiles and sounds.

Sogn and Ben are having a great time too. There are about four other dogs here too and they are having lots of fun playing.

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Deer Lake

We have arrived at Deer Lake for the week!! A much needed week of rest for us all...well maybe not me so much, but I know my mommy was really ready for this. Deer Lake is north of Hibbing about an hour and we are staying at our friends, the Carlson's. Everyone (G'ma, G'pa, Eric, Kecia, Amy and Kevin) is here for a couple days too. We are enjoying relaxing in the cabin, around the campfire and on the water.

I can't believe that it's been 13 weeks since I was born already!?! On that note, I think I will take nap with G'ma by the campfire...