It's been a lego week for Buster. Isn't it funny how toys seem to rotate?
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
When we moved into this house 6 years ago I insisted on growing rhubarb (another attempt and recreating my childhood)...I planted 6 rhubarb plants, yes I did say S.I.X. I ended up getting rid of all but two and let me tell you, Tom hates them. He told me this year, since I never EVER do anything with the rhubarb, he's ripping them out and planting vegetables in their place. So, tonight I made Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp. Take that Tom!
Posted by Rachel Carpentier Rydel at 5:42 PM
Monday, July 27, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Tom (and Sebastian) set up a table at a sports card show this weekend. I expected Sebastion would be done with the whole affair by noon on Saturday but he lasted all day, both Saturday and Sunday....but, as you can see, he ran out of energy on the ride home.
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Look...it's Rachel's Ghetto Cruiser! Our streak of very bad luck continues...first it was Shelby's car, then the water heater, then Tom's brakes, then the fridge, now my car. We went to the Mall of America Saturday and when we got back (in plenty of time to do my pic of the day) my hatch hinge broke when I tried to close it after retrieving all of our mall loot. The hatch was literally hanging there (and boy was it heavy). Tom and I spent the next 30 minutes trying to figure out how to get it to close so we could get to the dealer to get it fixed (which is why my Sat pic never got posted!). Anyway, we had to duct tape it (at the dealers suggestion) so it wouldn't fall off and kill someone on the highway. Thankfully we made it and my hatch should be just like new tomorrow. I swear, if something else goes wrong I'm abandoning the house and cars and pitching a tent up north in the middle of nowhere...but with our luck the tent will rip!
Posted by Rachel Carpentier Rydel at 6:56 PM
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Well the "Black Sox" lost their championship game 6 - 9 (to the "blue team") but they took second place overall. Try telling that to a bunch of highschool kids though...they don't consider themselves the second place team, they consider themselves the "first losers". Oh well, at least I got Matt to smile in this picture considering he didn't even want to hold the trophy.
Posted by Rachel Carpentier Rydel at 2:44 PM
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
"If you build it they will come"...or should I say "Ask and you shall receive?" I told my father about an Oriole birdfeeder I saw on Etsy and told him I'd like for him to make me one. Viola! Here it is...Tom will be busy hanging it tomorrow so hopefully I'll be posting a picture of Oriole's feeding very soon. You put orange halves on the nails and grape jelly in the dish and supposedly you'll see those little orange birds in no time at all. Thanks Dad!
Posted by Rachel Carpentier Rydel at 6:32 PM
Monday, July 6, 2009
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
Today was another "explore Minnesota" trip, we went to Belle Plaine and saw a two story outhouse attached to an old victorian house, we went to St. Peter and drank some rootbeer at the vintage soda fountain bar in Soderlund's Pharmacy (remind me to sit up straight for now on and maybe I'll look thinner!) and we went to Mankato and had lunch at the last Happy Chef restaurant (we all had breakfast food for lunch and it was delicious)...and hey Lisa, we went to Hobby Lobby too!
Posted by Rachel Carpentier Rydel at 3:09 PM