Wednesday, August 19, 2015

10 Years

Happy Anniversary to my amazing hubby!
I can't believe it has already been 10 years.  It has been a wonderful 10 years (mostly), filled with 3 kids, 2 foster kids, 2 calls, 4 jobs, 1 house, 1 dog, and 5 moves.

I hope we have many more years together to drive each other nuts.

--Hans has amazing stuff planned to celebrate 10 years.  He has actually been thinking about it for a bit.  I, however, in true Katie fashion have nothing.  So, Hans William Fiene,  I may totally stink at celebrating anniversaries and all this mushy love stuff, but know that I love you more than you love me.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Conner Prairie

While we were visiting Indiana  we took all 7 grandkids to Conner Prairie.  I've been to places like this before, but this really took the best of all of the places I've been to and mixed them into one. There was a great interactive indoor section and acres upon acres of land dedicated to hands-on activities outside.

 I asked Eva if she knew what that was and she said, "Yes, I think people straighten clothes with it."  Notice I didn't ask my boys. They would have no clue.

 Shortly after we got there the kids were all hungry.  Surprising, right?

 Hans was trying very hard to get Finley to like him.  She wasn't going for it.  She did, however, run to me once.  It just melted my heart.

 The kids loved watching the blacksmith.  

 One of the houses had a bunch of stilts for us to try.

 Hans actually did pretty well.  This comes as no surprise to me.  He's such a clown.

 Michael just watched all of us make fools of ourselves with the stilts.

 There were all kinds of animals at Conner Prairie.  These boys had fun petting the sheep.

 Finley just enjoyed walking around everywhere.  She is so cute!

 While Finley wanted nothing to do Hans, she loved John.

These two really started taking a shining to each other.  They even shared an ice cream.

It was a wonderful day and we can't wait to go again.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Fun with Cousins

Just a week after we went to Zionsville, we went again!  This time Andrina flew in with her kiddos so we had all 7 grandchildren there.

 Michael's birthday was earlier in the month so Solveig decided to throw a little party for him.

 There was a lot of noise and chaos and Michael decided he wanted his mom to be next to him.

 He is really into Thomas right now, so I decided to make him some train cupcakes.

 John made pizza and we all enjoyed an afternoon of crazy, loud children and good food.

 These two have always loved each other, but this  year they really started to play together.  Machara was telling Gus what to do and Gus was following directions!

 Then we decided to take a picture of the 7 grandkids.  And, if you can count, you can see I'm missing two.

 And then I got all 7 kids....and a dog.

And. Well.  This is as good as it got.
These kids don't have time for pictures.  They just wanted to play.