Thursday, June 27, 2013

Gymnastics and other fun

The girls started lessons at a new gymnastics location this week and they LOVED it! Some pictures below.

They had the best time, and I loved watching them.

Some other recent fun events:
The kids got to meet Dora and Diego at the Mall of America!

They were so excited.

On the same day, Quinn created this apartment complex at the Lego store. In his word, "the tall tower is where me and the sisters will live mom, and you and dad will live in this little one."

Thanks a lot, man!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day Moin!

We had a great day celebrating one super fantastic dad - Moin!

The kids and I all went out at 7 to get Moin donuts and coffee from Mojo Monkey.

I love this picture I got of Zahra waiting outside the tattoo parlor next door - PJ's and all!

Then, we took Moin to the farmers market downtown to select some plants for the backyard. Last year we went to the downtown farmers market almost every weekend in spring, but because of the delayed sunshine this year this was our first visit.

We spent the rest of the day outside, planting Moin's new plants, as well as the flower seeds sent by grandma amy.

The day ended with Quinn falling, getting a swollen lip and a bloody nose, and getting so scared that he threw up everywhere. And yes, taking care of that is part of Father's day, too!

We love you, Moin!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Summer kid updates

Some summer kid updates.

All three of the Syed children love swimming! And when it's not raining, it's actually warm enough to swim these past few weeks! Here's a few swimming pictures from our recent trip to Iowa.

Quinn went to the St. Paul public library summer reading kick-off today.
He kids a free book after reading for ten hours, and another after twenty. He did 1.5 today so if he stays motivated he'll be at 10 in no time. Apparently one of the bigger libraries also gives out state fair tickets for completing your time, so we'll investigate that for sure!

The girls have been saying some more funny things. This picture was taken while they were taking turns hugging and saying, "I love you!" "I love you, also!"

Penelope likes to make some sort of exclamation after you tell her something. Some of my favorites are, "Oh, I see" and "Oh, awesome!"
They also talk about everything in the past as "last time" or "sometimes"
For example, "I went to Iowa, last time"

Finally, Quinn has had an amazing time in summer camp so far. No pictures of that, but he's been rock-clibming, swimming, playing outside and doing art projects. He's come home exhausted and STARVING every day.

We're all just so happy that summer is here!