Wishing you all a Merry Christmas!
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas!
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 | Posted by Brodd Family at 6:50 PM
As is standard now for the Brodd family, we head out to the Christmas Tree Farm the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The weather was pretty good and the girls were in good spirits. While we didn't see Santa at the tree farm, we were able to take advantage of the wagon ride through the snowy tree farm.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 | Posted by Brodd Family at 8:12 PM
Cleaning up posts from last summer.
While we haven't been Up North to Grandpa's cabin for some time, not much has changed. The water is still crystal clear and the fishing was great.
Saturday, November 29, 2014 | Posted by Brodd Family at 2:19 PM
Even though this year was mighty cold, the girls made it all the way around the block. Definitely a record!
After collecting their loot, we sat around the bonfire for a bit at the end of the driveway. Halloween on a Friday night should've been crazy busy, but we only had about 25 kids stop by.
Oh well, more candy left over for us!
Sunday, November 2, 2014 | Posted by Brodd Family at 5:39 PM
3M was kind enough to sponsor a family day at the MN Zoo last summer. The weather was great and the girls loved the exhibits, including the Big Bugs exhibit!
There was even a snack provided for the 3M guests. Bags of caramel popcorn and full size bomb pops! These popsicles were huge, but of course the girls will able to complete the challenge.
Sunday, October 26, 2014 | Posted by Brodd Family at 7:06 PM
Sylvia and Jamie went on a "girls day" to the Science Museum this summer. While then attended, Jamie allowed Sylvia to capture whatever she wanted on the camera. For your viewing pleasure, the Science Museum though the eyes of a 6 year old...
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 | Posted by Brodd Family at 6:54 PM
So we have been doing this potty training thing for a few months. Sometimes it can get very frustrating, but then you look at this little peanut in her unders and don't sweat the 4 "accidents" she had that day!
Thursday, September 11, 2014 | Posted by Brodd Family at 6:50 PM
Sylvia's 1st day of first grade was Sept 2nd. While first days are always special, this one was a bit more as she started at a new school. Footprints Academy closed their doors last year and through a summer of not knowing if she would have a new school or not, Woodbury Leadership Academy opened this year! Sylvia's class is one of two 1st grade classes and she was "excited" to get back to school.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 | Posted by Brodd Family at 7:24 PM
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 | Posted by Brodd Family at 6:38 PM
When we purchased our house the prior owners told us the cherry tree in the backyard was their anniversary tree. Since we left our anniversary tree at our South Minneapolis house, we felt it was OK to adopt this one as our own.
The first year, we didn't really know if the cherries were edible or not. As it turns out, they are, and are quite sought after.
There are about 2 weeks of prime harvesting in which we spend 10-15 minutes each night picking the ripe cherries. This year, the girls wanted to help, so why not use the child labor!
Sunday, August 24, 2014 | Posted by Brodd Family at 6:11 PM
Sylvia turned 6 on July 12th. It truly was her day to celebrate. It started with opening a present from her sister.
Monday, July 28, 2014 | Posted by Brodd Family at 8:54 PM
The 12th annual 4th of July Celbration is officially in the books. The weather was perfect, the food was perfect, and most importantly, the company was perfect!
Since we are on our fifth year out at Cokato Lake, we have developed a pretty solid routine when it comes to the 4th of July party. Plans and guests slightly change from year to year, but for the most part it is the same. It starts with Grandma and Grandpa B doing all of the behind the scenes work - mowing, weed whipping, cleaning the cabin, etc. Then, usually on July 2nd or 3rd, we head out to the lake for fine tuning... blowing up water toys, prepping the beach, topping off the jetski, setting up the big tent, etc.
When the late morning of July 4th arrives, the crowds start showing up and we go non-stop for 24 hours...
Thursday, July 17, 2014 | Posted by Brodd Family at 8:15 PM