Monthly Archives: May 2016

Double Digits!

It was finally Erik's 10th birthday! We thought that Erik would be the first up but it was Harrison who was up at the crack of dawn. Harrison walked around the table and assessed all of the gifts and decorations. (notice that a smiley face balloon was strategically placed on his chair!) Gifts from France…
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School Carnivals and Mother’s Day

In the States many schools hold "school carnivals" as a way to raise money. Katherine's school held a carnival on a Friday evening and Nick took Erik, Katherine and Harrison. (Tiffany, Remington and Madeline were at a swim meet) Katherine attends St. John's School located in downtown Rochester. This is the same school that Tiffany…
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Happy May!

With nicer weather finally making it's way to Minnesota a new adventure awaited Erik. Most school children in Rochester are bused to and from school everyday. In the beginning of the exchange we would have never have imagined sending Erik on a school bus as he was still learning conversational English. Now with his newly…
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Busy as Bees!

  A morning walk in the orchard revealed new blossoms and Mason bees swarming around the blooms! A quick look in one of the Mason bee houses revealed that the bee cocoons had been hatched. We were a bit surprised as we did not have a lot of Mason bees last year and had already…
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