Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Scout Camp

Johan and I spend a terrific weekend at scout camp. As these things go, the schedule was jam-packed.  Johan enjoyed spending a couple of nights in a tent, shooting bb guns (he did really well), archery (may need some practice), wall climbing, crafts, whittling, canoeing, and programming. Fun was had. It was existing. And we all need a nap! 

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Goalie Camp

Mathias spent a few days with fellow goal tenders practicing skills. Compared to regular practices that are primarily geared towards regular players, this was very helpful. He came away with newfound insights into how to move and where to be in the net.  Now he's looking forward to opportunities to put this into practice! 



Monday, July 17, 2017

Return to Bemiji

We spent a lovely few days on Turtle Lake in Bemiji lapping up the sun and playing in the water.  The boys had fun building cities out of sand, trying to stay on top of a giant inflatable ball, and diving for treasures (mostly clam shells) at the beach.  Johan really enjoyed stand up paddle boarding with Ericka. Mathias fished every night (and caught a few nice ones)! These are the moments you'd like to bottle up and save until January! 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017


It has been a while... but we made it out to do some damage to a very pretty lawn. In his red shirt, Mathias was mimicking Tiger Woods on Sundays during his heydays. We never saw Tiger display quite that amount of slice though... Perhaps we need a bit of practice. 


Sunday, June 25, 2017

A new sheriff in town

Mathias proposal to the ongoing gopher problem in our yard was a pellet gun. Said and done. After some initial target practice, we're now up to five varmint eliminated from the lawn.  It seems there are plenty more where they came from because he doesn't seem to have made a dent in the population.  It may be a long summer.

Sunday, June 04, 2017

Peddling cakes

The boy scouts had their annual fund raiser in the form of a cake auction.  Johan wanted us to make a 'camping cake'. We interpreted that as a chocolate (earth) cake with a camp site on top of it. Top it off with a few ice cream cones coated in green sprinkles, candy for a fire, and Swedish fish in the blue frosting and we're off to the races! Once delivered, Johan really wanted to buy it back in the auction. But i bailed at $50. I guess Johan wanted to sell his cake and eat it too! 

Friday, May 19, 2017

So close...

Mathias came within five minutes of ice hockey from his first ever shut out.  In an unusual turn of events the ZORT were quite dominant against Osseo Maple Grove. For almost all of the game, the ZORT was up with something to zero. But with a few minutes left... one snuck in. Mathias was very disappointed. But that just leaves the glory for a different game. 

Sunday, May 07, 2017

At the wax museum

The second grade staged a was museum of sorts. Amid Abraham Lincoln, Henry Ford, Muhammad Ali, and other dignitaries was Johan, I mean George Washington. Parents got to visit the museum where the students stood frozen. Upon being tapped on the shoulder each student would recite a brief description of the history of the person they were impersonating. We learned that George Washington was born on February 22nd 1732. He fought in the revolutionary war and became the nation's first president. He is also depicted on the 25 cent coin and on the dollar bill. Well cone, Johan, I mean... George. 

Monday, April 10, 2017

At the police station

Johan's Scout troop went and visited the local police station. Officer Anderson talked to the kids about all the equipment a police officer normally carries around and answered questions about what he does all day. The highlight of the tour was getting to ride around the block in the front of the police cruiser with the lights flashing.  As the documentor I got to ride in the back, which is not nearly as comfortable...

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