|Soccer began for all three big boys. This picture is our first practice for Luke and Liam. Our first game was cancelled due to rain, but hopefully we will have some pictures soon.|
|Fun day at the pool with friends|
|Aiden and his buddies at the pool|
|John's landscaping project. We are putting mulch in the front yard and moving all the rock to a flower bed and garden area that John is building in the backyard.|
|Removing all the rock in the front yard and transporting to the backyard with the rock vacuum.|
|There is more than one way to pick up rock!|
|Liam's long hair.....IS GONE!|
|Liam is getting it chopped|
|So much better|
|He got a big trim for sure|
|Luke is in the dunk tank at our neighborhood carnival. We have the carnival each year to raise money for families who have children battling cancer.|
|Down he goes|
|Aiden's picture before the haircut!|
John began a big landscaping project in our front and backyard about two weeks ago. We have thankfully made a lot of progress and it is already looking a lot better. Last weekend we rented a giant machine that picks up rocks. Many of the flowerbeds in Minnesota are filled with rocks rather than mulch, but we really prefer mulch so we have been trying to move and repurpose all the rock. As you can imagine, moving rocks one shovel load at a time is a LOT. It is exhausting work and very time consuming. John found a machine that you can rent to help us with moving all the rock. It was still a long process that required a substantial amount of manual labor. We were also very thankful to have the help of some teenage boys and their Dad. As of Sunday evening, the rock is officially out of the flower beds, the old bushes have been cleared out, and all we lack is some leveling of the flower beds and then planting the new bushes.
We convinced Aiden and Liam to get new haircuts this week! We did away with the long hockey hair and they look so much cleaner. Luke and Finn are not interested in cutting their hair anytime soon, but they both have curly hair like me so I am not sure a different haircut like Liam's or Aiden's would actually work too well. For the time being, we have two with long hockey hair and two with short hair.