Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween from Our Little T-Rex

T-Rex is short for Tryg-a-saurus in this case!  
Tryg truly enjoyed his 2nd Halloween!  Since putting things in a container is one of his favorite past times, taking candy and putting it in his pumpkin bucket was in his element!  He didn't so much love all the attention, but he did really well.  Mom & Dad will enjoy his trick-or-treating stash!  Mom & Dad will also have to eat the remains of the 150 piece Costco candy bag since we only had about 15 trick-or-treaters this year!  What happened to all those little fairies and ghosts?!?

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Weekend in Appleton

Our family had a wonderful time exploring Appleton this weekend. Mindy's former coworker Lisa was getting married and we decided to drive out and be a part of the big celebration (and make it a mini family vacation at the same time). None of us had been to Appleton before and were surprised at how beautiful and happening the whole town was.

We enjoyed walking along the river and discovering old railroad tracks on a beautiful and warm fall day.

We enjoyed the wedding and meeting new people. We wish Lisa and Matt all the best!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Bee Sting on a Little Nose

Our poor little man got stung by a bee today.  We were on the pontoon boat at the cabin.  A bee came and was flying around Tryg and me.  Grandpa Randy was going to speed up the boat to try to get it away from us....but right as that was going to happen, the bee landed right on Tryg's nose.  I tried to blow it off and shoe it away but it was too late.  Tryg started screaming.  I'm not exactly sure what happened but once I was able to look at Tryg's face I could see the little red sting mark right on the end of his nose.  

Now, bee stings are bad enough...but if you know me, you know that I am deadly allergic to bee is my Grandpa.  So, we feared the worst from my genetic pool as we were out in the middle of the lake with a red sting mark on the Little Man's nose.  The poor guy just screamed for about 20 minutes.  However, it didn't swell up the way my bee stings have done in the past.  

When we got back to the cabin we put some baking soda paste on the sting.  So far, (now about 5 hours later) he seems to be just fine.  Maybe the bee didn't get the stinger in all the way...maybe Tryg's not allergic...  We're not sure, but we are very grateful that we did not have to make a run to the Emergency Room in Rice Lake, WI.  
After bee sting:
 Then we tried to distract him with Grandpa Randy's remote control truck...

He does have a red spot on the tip of his nose, but I think/HOPE that he's going to be just fine.  I think I'll be up many times tonight just listening to him breathe though.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Cranberry Festival

We enjoyed the beautiful fall day at the Cranberry Festival in Stone Lake, WI, just a few miles north of Erik's family cabin.  We walked around to many different crafters booths and food venders.  Tryg was fantastic even though he didn't get a chance to nap until the drive home.  We had perfect weather and a great day.  I even ran into two different groups of people I knew from growing up in Owatonna --Small world!
Tryg took the picture above. :)

We ended the day by viewing the fall colors during a short boat ride before the sun went down.