Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Ten on Tuesday - Late Breaking Edition

1. Early in September, we got a letter from the city saying two of our Elm trees had Dutch Elm Disease and had to be removed. So...my resourceful husband rented a 35-ft lift and cut down the 50+ foot tall trees. While he had the lift, he hung a swing for our swing-loving son. Check out the length of that rope!

2. This was Dane's first time in the swing. It was a Saturday morning and Matt took him out in his PJ's :-)
3. Pure joy!4-5. This was a different time in the swing. Dane saw a ball on the ground and insisted that he swing with it. Of course :-)6. We used to sit Dane on the counter while he brushed his teeth, and it worked pretty well. But then we saw this stool at Target and it has completely changed our brushing routine! Now Dane brushes his teeth for long periods multiple times each day. He even likes to use two Elmo toothbrushes.

7. Post-bath brushing.
8. We love, love, love those crooked teeth!
9. Hamel park has a really cool playground, and this contraption is made for big kids. You stand on it and can spin yourself in circles. Well, I was on it having fun, and Dane saw me and wanted to join in. So he sat in it and spun a few times. Not as much fun when you have to sit down :-(
10. And more spinning on another playground toy...only this time Dane spun me. Gosh, I'm a lucky mom!

11 comments:

Cathy Bolander said...

Need to find that stool. So tried of holding Johnnie up. And what a cool swing. Very cute photos.

Hans-Dieter said...

I wanna try out that swing!!!! Fun!! And Dane is already brushing his own teeth??? I have to ask my parents when I started that. I think as Dane grows up, I am learning more about my own mile stones. Make sure he gets all the way in the back.

boo and stacy arnold said...

Glad y'all have such a good experience with teeth brushing! cant say much about this family!

Tootle Family said...

That is the BEST swing ever!!! All the kids will want to swing there. Nice job!

Dane just makes my heart melt. I love EVERY SINGLE photo of him. He's too cute!

Nicole Svendsen said...

I have never seen a rope that long...your husband is so resourceful.

Woods Family said...

your photos are just beyond magical! the swing is incredible - the laughter is contagious and the picture with the feet - priceless! you capture so much for us! miss you!

Nana said...

These photos make Nana want to get in the car and head for Minnesota to see Dane! Miss you guys bunches! Love the swing... so much more rope than the one at Nana & Papa's house!

Pam said...

How fun seeing the Zitz family 10 on tuesday FUN. You make us feel like we are there. Then I click publish your comment and you are gone!!!!!!!!!

Katie said...

We're a fan of that stool too! Love that swing--good job Daddy! Pure bliss!

Woods Family said...

ps - the dock picture on the right side - OUT OF A MAGAZINE!

J.J. Killins said...

um that swing is AMAZING! must come over.

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