Corn Maze

Lucia, Rose, and I went to a corn maze today with the Reagens. Ian was home for fall break.

Rose was not having the most fun. It was hot, windy, and dusty.

Erin, Nate, Ian, Lucia, and Rose

Late Summer Happenings

Lucia’s first time going off the diving board.
Susan and Shelly in Shelly’s classic car.
We went to a Des Moines Menace playoff game. They lost on PKs.
We went to a car show.
We decorated the sidewalk.
We went for a walk along the Des Moines river while Mari was at soccer tryouts.
Making bracelets was a popular activity this summer.
I was a referee at Keeper Wars, a goalie competition.
The kids made our foam float into a slide for the pool.
The girls played in the creek on a walk with Susan.
We got a cool volleyball net for the pool.
We went for a hike at Greenwood Park.
Rose, Lucia, and I went to the state fair.
Andrew and Susan went to Eatery A for a final meal. College departure is close.
Boy Cousins. They had a final weekend together, spending the night and doing some fun activities.
Mari’s soccer season started, with a new club. She is in the white.
We got a new couch.
8/16 – We had the Liesses and Reagens over for one last dinner before Andrew and Ian head off to college.

Sun Valley Lake

This was our third trip to Sun Valley Lake with the Liesses, Connors, and Reagens. You might also see Jana in a few of these pictures.

The Liess/Connor House
Yoga by the lake
Liesland/Reagen Basement
Ian and Todd? I can’t remember his name, but he spent a lot of time in the water.
Jumping Pad
Girls on a paddleboard

Colin reading to Rose
Celebrating Papa’s Birthday

Ian’s Grad Party

Today was Ian’s grad party. I was helping take pictures of the event so I am also going to use this as an excuse to post a bunch of pics of people who we spend time with, but don’t always make the blog.

Ian and Andrew
Anna, Erin, Susan, Jax, Leelia

Mimi, talking with Jill, Mary Connor, Travis & Kristin, Susan
Ian’s table
Paul Copeland, Heather and Ryan Carlson
Kathleen Reagen and Ian

Super Bowl Party

The Reagens hosted the Super Bowl party this year and the Bengals were in the Super Bowl for the first time since I was a kid! They had a great season and run through the playoffs. It was a lot of fun.

Susan and Rob
The Couch
Lucia and Rose needed some other things to do.