Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Alex had a couple of friends stay over. They played a lot of air soft, hung a couple of wood duck houses, played a little basketball, and tried fishing on the mighty Rabbit River (caught nothing).

Sam Mows

Sam wanted to start mowing, so I dug out the 318 and he loved it. He weighs just enough so the safety switch knows someone is sitting on the seat (if he shifts his weight just a little the mower quits). I could not get the hydraulics to work to raise or lower the deck so I took the mower in to get that fixed (it was cutting higher than we like to). As soon as Sam got off the bus today he said "Dad, did you get the mower fixed?" With three kids willing and able to mow(ok Sam is the only one that wants to, and that probably won't last long), I shouldn't even have to ask them to mow this summer, right!? To see how straight he drives, check out the video below.

Mother's Day

We had the annual Mother's Day get together at Mom's. Jack brought a rocket that Alex helped him put together. It was a very nice day and the company was great! The first picture was from the weekend before. Sophie got up early and told me we needed to make Mom breakfast in bed, so we made some muffins. It is a good thing we did it early as Karen went down to her Mom's with Sam and Sophie and then back for the party at my Mom's.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Wings Over Wahpeton

There was a free airshow in Wahpeton today. The pilots all brought their planes and flew as a tribute to the late Gerry Beck from Wahpeton who died flying at an airshow a couple of years ago. Gerry restored and flew many World War II vintage planes. The airport invited all the schools in the area to see to show, and Campbell decided to let all the kids up through 6th grade go. After Alex's baseball game last night, he said he really wished that he could go and I thought it was still too wet to plant, so why not take him out of school to see it. The A-10 and Canadian Snowbirds were highlights (see videos below).