how do you measure a year?

1st haircut!

After much debate, we took Ethan in for his first haircut. It was really tough to cut that beautiful blonde hair. Ethan did a great job and now has a cute, big-boy look for summer.



Father's Day Weekend

Anthony sure had one awesome Father's Day weekend! It just so happened that the cooking class I scheduled for him for his birthday also landed on this weekend, so his weekend began Friday night at Cooks of Crocus Hill. His class was all about grilling and I cannot wait to have him prepare all the food at home. On Saturday our neighbor Camie and I presented our husbands with arguably the best Father's Day gift ever (one day early). We took them to brunch first at Granite City and then told them that they had an appointment at Vine Park Brewery in St. Paul to brew their very own beer. They were very excited and surprised and we can't wait to try their creation. They will go back in 2 weeks to bottle the beer and then we will having our tasting party!


GrAnD oLd DaY!

The Holloway family had an awesome weekend! On Saturday with the rainy weather, Ethan and I let Anthony sleep in while we went to the brand new Maple Grove Library. I am a huge library person, so seeing not only all the wonderful books & resources it has but also that it is a completely "green" design (right down to the rainwater-catching roof that is used to water the landscaping)you can only imagine my excitement!
On Sunday we went to Grand Old Day in St. Paul as I had never been in all my years of living here. It turned out to be loads of fun. Ethan, our little equestrian, got to cross off one of his "must do" activities. They had free pony rides and he absolutely loved it! He wouldn't even look up for a picture- this is serious riding mommy! 
This week is my last week of school with my little preschoolers. I probably say this every year, but I am really going to miss this bunch of kids. They have a bond with one another that was amazing to see in a 4 year old bunch. Summer- here we come!