Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween

October 31st, 2014

Pop & Grams house

Drew with Dorothy (Aunt Lyse)
Annalyse won her work costume contest!

Great Grandma Hoeke with Andrew

What a beautiful Halloween!  Warm and Fallish- couldn't ask for more.  Andrew went "tricky-tricky" and also stopped by Grandma & Grandpa Vance's for yummy chili and cinnamon rolls!


Joe, Stace & Drew

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Cabin Fever

Wishing for spring...

The typical daily temperature without windchill is 0-15 degrees, and unfortunately it keeps us inside more than not.

Andrew was so excited to get outside with his cosy new snowsuit

Andrew's favorite part was "sweeping" the snow off the playground

Eyes for Daddy

Busy boy :)

Tears knowing we had to go inside :(

Miss and Love you all,

Joe, Stace & Andrew

Monday, January 27, 2014

St. Paul Winter Carnival

St. Paul, MN
January 25, 2014
Our Ice-Throne

Ice castle at entrance of "The Coolest Celebration on Earth"

These medallions were frozen into an ice bar and the following were some of the ice sculptures we saw:

Fairy Land

Marlin Fish

Woman Running with Wolves and Eagle Medallion

Stegosaurus and T-Rex

The Ice Fisherman sculpture is behind us

Andrew all bundled- it was cold!!!

We learned that St. Paul has been doing the Winter Carnival since the 1800s.  In the past, giant ice castles were built that stood between 60-160 feet tall that visitors could walk around and through into the carnival.  Due to the economy though a giant castle hasn't been built since 2004.

Models of former giant ice castles

Ice castle built in 1886

Ice castle built in 2004

We only lasted 40 minutes outside in the frigged 20 below weather.

We stopped at our favorite restaurant Cafe Latte for soup and bread- yummmy!

Andrew update- attempting spoon.

This is a video of Joe throwing a pot of boiling water into the air when it was -40 degrees outside this morning.  Enjoy :)

Love ya all,

Joe, Stace & Andrew