Saturday, November 6, 2010

Dylan's B-Day Movie

Here is a little movie I made to remember Dylan's 1st B-day.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Dylan's 1st Birthday

Last weekend we had Dylan's first Birthday Party. Dylan wants to thank everyone for the great gifts!!! Here are a couple pics from the party.

Lil' Red Crystal, Dr. Rosie and Princes Mollie
Nikki "Gilligan", and Dave "the skipper"
Ryan (Hans Solo), Mollie (Princess leia), and Dylan (the Ewok)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Video

Here is the first video from our wedding weekend. I hope you enjoy the music from the actual ceremony.

Thanks to Everyone for making this the best weekend of our lives.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Random Summer photos

Here are a couple random photos from this summer.

Trixie, Mollie, Dylan, Nikki after a bike ride around Sartell.
Dylan having fun in the sun!!!!
Mollie and Dylan admiring Mollie's giant thistle (aka: Cynara cardunculus). Mollie informed me you can eat these.
Ryan mowing the lawn after dark with MTN bike lights.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

What's New in Dylan's World

It has been a while since we updated everyone so here is a top ten list of new things in Dylan's world.
10. Mac and cheese - He loves it
9. The new computer desk - who knew a child would find a power strip so fascinating?
8. Boat rides - Mollies Uncle rick took us for a ride and let Dylan drive
7. spinning - he enjoys taking rides on the desk chair.
6. Swing - we hung a swing from a tree in the garden
5. His toy mower - he can walk around the living room!!!
4. Sophie - he loves the cat but she does not love him.
3. NO HELMET - He NEVER has to wear it again!!!!

2. Swimming - he survived the hot days swimming in Uncle Ben's pool
1. Stairs - he can go up but down is still challenging

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Week Off

Mollie and I took a week off of work to enjoy the 4th of July, get some things done around the house and take a little summer vacation to the wonderful town of Breckenridge, Co.

Over the fourth we made it to my old neighborhood to visit with friends but Dylan did not make it to the fireworks so we missed the St. Cloud fireworks show. the next morning we road the wobegon trail to Albany with Justin and Tara for a wonderful breakfast at the hilltop.

On Wednesday morning Mollie and I flew to Co. to finish up some wedding planning and take a little vacation. Aunt Nikki, Grandma Trixie and Grandpa Bob all helped us out by watching Dylan. I am not sure who had more fun Dylan or aunt Nikki.

We ended the wonderful weekend celebrating Mollie's Birthday at Mollie's uncle Ricks cabin on Saturday and eating crab legs with Rosie and Barnie on Sunday.

Nikki and Dylan
Ryan and Mollie at 12,000 ft. - Lower Mohawk Lake

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Dylan's Helmet

We took Dylan in for another visit to the plastic surgeon and he would like to see another month or two of Dylan in the helmet. I guess the Dr. wants the perfectly round head. Oh well, it does not seem to phase him one bit (see picture from daycare below). Mollie and I are sort of glad he is wearing it because he is rolling across the floor and learning to crawl, there have been many head bumps so far in the learning process.

Dlyan at daycare June 2010.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mothers Day

We had a great weekend. We met some friends in the little town of Sobieski, MN and had dinner and beers at a Herbies. It was a fun night.

Saturday we slept in!!! Dylan decided not to get up at his usual 645 am so we took advantage of a couple extra hours of sleep. Mollie went to the play "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" with her girlfriends and then out for dinner and dessert. She said they had a great time.

Sunday started with a brunch at the Blue Heron with Mollie's family for Mothers Day. Then we bought a tree for our yard. It is a Lilac tree. Dylan had a grand time at Huls Nursery riding on the wagon with Mollie's new sand cherry bush.

We have two robin nests in our yard, one in the front tree and one under the deck. I was able to snap a photo through the deck boards without getting attacked by mama robin. The nest in the front still has eggs and, if you can make them out, the one under the deck has three baby robins. HAPPY MOTHERS DAY, Mrs. Robin!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Sweet potatoes, Jumping and Yard Work

On Sunday Mollie, Dylan and I did some much needed yard work before enjoying dinner with her parents.
We also went to visit some friends that are getting ready for a garage sale and they let us borrow a new toy for Dylan. The Jumperoo is by far D's favorite toy.

On Wednesday night D had his first taste of sweet potatoes and he loved them!!!! Since then he also tried carrots and loved them too.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Earth Day Half Marathon

This weekend we ran the earthday half marathon. Mollie ran the relay with her friend Jill. They finished in 1:57:54 and I finished in 1:57:49. They crossed the finish line 5 seconds after me!!!!

Thanks to Mom, Dad, Nikki and Dave for the support and watching the race with Dylan.

Post race with Ryan, Dylan and Mollie

Dylan cheering on all the HOP runers!!!!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter Weekend

We had a great Easter weekend. On Saturday Mollie, Dylan, Joel and I went for a jog around Sartell. Mollie and Dylan finished a good 5 miles and Joel and I went on for 3 more. After the run I picked up Dylan's grandpa Barney and we worked in our yard for the remainder of the day. It feels good to get the yard and flower gardens ready for the spring growth. On Easter the Easter bunny came and delivered a giant chocolate bunny. I think Mollie has her eye on it since D isn't quite ready for chocolate yet. After church we enjoyed the rest of the day at Dylan's uncle Ben and aunt Crystal's. We washed the Honda and put ads on Car Soup and Craig's list hoping it will sell soon.

Last week Dylan started eating Rice cereal and he really seems to like it between screams for a bottle.

Ready for a cool Saturday run.

What did the Easter Bunny bring?

Where's the beef?

Monday, March 22, 2010

Dylan's Helmet

Sorry for the lack of posts. We have been so busy over the last three weeks the time has flown by. Mollie and her girlfriends took a trip to Colorado for a girls weekend the first week in March. Then it was my turn to head west to Keystone, Colorado to snowboard in the Rockies. The day I left Dylan came down a slight ear infection and the doctor put him on some antibiotics. But the fun does not stop there. Last Wednesday Dylan got his helmet!!! This is no ordinary helmet but one that will help correct the flat spot on his head. It was made specifically for him. They had to mold his head using plaster so the helmet fits him perfectly.

Denielle, Missy, Mollie, Jill

Colin, Alan and Ryan

Dyan during the plaster casting.

Dylan with his new helmet.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Under the weather

This weekend Mollie and I decided to stay around the house. I tried my hand at a pasta dinner on Friday night. We had Gnocchi, a potato pasta with a mushroom sauce. Mollie and I both thought it turned out pretty well. On Saturday I got in a 7 mile run, Mollie and Rosie went to a gardening seminar and Dylan hung out with a new babysitter (Kayla). Saturday night we had dinner with some friends and enjoyed a hockey game.

Sunday morning when Dylan woke up his eyes were stuck shut with "eye boogers". YES he has conjunctivitis otherwise known as pink eye. We took him to the doctor and we got some drops that he really hates, and hopefully it will be cleared up by tomorrow.

Dylan getting his temp taken at the Doctor 2-21-2010

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Dylan Cheers on the Vikings

This last weekend Joel and Sabrina came over to watch the Vikes with Dylan and me. While the boys cheered on the Vikes Sabrina had fun with Dylan's new toy:)

Dylan and Joel
Dylan: Pre-Game

Sabrina playing

Monday, January 11, 2010

Trip to the North Shore

The Newman family went to the North Shore this weekend. Grandma Trixie and Grandpa Bob watched Dylan while Nikki, Mollie, Dave and Ryan skied and snowboarded at Lutsen. The skiing was good even thought the temp was slightly above 0. Nikki tried to master snowboarding while Dave had fun with his short skiis. Mollie skied and had a couple wipe outs, she is fine - no broken bones or bruises. Our condo at Bluefin Bay was right on the water so we could listen to waves crash all night and enjoy a beautiful sunrise each morning. We took full advantage of the hot tub afte skiing and one night we hit the ice rink where Nikki showed off her goalie skills. We had great food and Ryan was the Tripoley winner (it's a card game). It ranks as one of the top Newman vacations!!!
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Ryan and Mollie

Sunrise on the Lake Superior

Nikki as our Goalie

Mollie after a hard day of skiing

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Pictures of Dylan

Mollie has been home and spending time with Dylan on her maternity leave and each day she sends me a new picture while I slave away at the office. Here are some of the pictures Molllie has sent me.

Happy Dylan

Dreaming of beating the Russians (RockyIV) and Mr. T (Rocky III)

Waving goodbye!!