Wednesday, September 30, 2009


At long last, I finally have a free second to post about our weekend! We went to the Oktemberfest parade in Marshalltown this weekend. It was a great parade, kind of long for Jenna, but otherwise good. Brody loved to move and groove to the marching bands and we got a potload of candy.
In other news, my dad, on the way to the Iowa State football game was wearing-gasp-a CYCLONE shirt. Never in my life did I think I would have seen that. What happened to Go Gophers?!?!
Here are couple pics from the parade:
Lovin' the parade...
And, not so much...95 entries was too much for Jenna!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Little Monster

The other night after bath time I was brushing Jenna's hair and realized Brody had left the room. Aaron said he didn't know where he was either, so we both went to look for him. In a matter of about 2 minutes he managed to do this (and yes that is water still in the tub!!):


We just parked Brody by the tree and let him grab the apples.

Running to her daddy!

We headed over to Nevada to pick apples last Saturday morning. It was such beautiful day and we picked about 12 lbs of apples. Over the weekend I made apple butter and apple dumplings and we've probably already eaten a few pounds of apples for snacks. I still haven't attempted a homemade apple pie yet...but I will. Maybe. If I get really brave. :)

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Kids Talk

Every week the preschool teacher, Mrs. Randall, sends home newsletter about what the kids will be learning about in the upcoming week. There's always a section called "Kids Talk" and she shares funny things she overhears from the kids, but it doesn't say who said it. Last Thursday's read like this:

I overheard a group of kids paying "house" in the dramatic play area and one little girl was talking on a toy cell phone and remarked, "Honey, I can't talk right now. The kids are making my head go spinning!"

Yep, as soon as I'd read that I KNEW it was Jenna. So, I asked the teacher if it was and she laughed and said yes. Mrs. Randall said parents always know when it's their kid!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


It's homecoming week at West Marshall and Tuesday was Twin Day. The guidance counselor and her family are big rodeo people and she always seems to rope Aaron into doing crazy things. Well, she wanted to be his twin for Twin Day and brought him a t-shirt, boots, a big 'ol belt buckle, and a cowboy hat. Unfortunately, the hat wasn't big enough for Aaron's head, but the kids loved it! Check out the cute cowgirl/cowboy below:

Same Old

Nothing new or exciting in the Burdorf household lately. Aaron has been keeping busy on the weekends going to the baseball field every couple of hours for the Perfect Game league that's playing in State Center. They picked Aaron's field because it's pretty frickin' nice! :) It's been Saturday and Sunday for three weeks and it's kind of annoying because we can't leave town.

Jenna absolutely loves preschool! Everyday she asks if she has school tomorrow. The Trojan Tots students are coming to the studio tomorrow for pictures, so we'll see if she cooperates and actually smiles with me here.

Brody is a monster! Ok, not really, but the kid is non-stop from the moment he wakes up. He literally climbs up and on everything he can and there is no distracting him at all. Brody is very determined. Can I just say that having a girl is a million times easier! :)

Work is ridiculously busy for me right now. With fall sports, homecoming, and then Gregory Photography stuff to help with there's never a dull moment for me during the day. I keep thinking I'll take a day off "next week", but that hasn't happened yet.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Night Golf

Justin and Mandy and Jess and Mitch came down Friday night to stay with us. The athletic boosters do a night golf fundraiser every year, so because Mandy and Justin also wanted some belly pics taken, we all decided it would be a good weekend to get together.

18 holes of golf was on our agenda for Saturday afternoon starting at 5 PM. Mandy didn't want to play all 18, so our friend Jay played with Justin the first 9. This was my first time out in a year and I was RUSTY. Luckily, Aaron didn't get to worked up about it!

After supper and when it got dark we got our glow balls and necklaces and headed out for 9 more holes. It was so fun! Let me just say Mandy impressed the crap out of me! She was crushing the ball, but Justin swears it's because she's actually two people and not one. :) And, apparently I should play in the dark, because I played way better.

When all was said and done, Jess and Mitch ended up winning the whole thing and Justin and Mandy got first in the second flight. Aaron and I got...well, nothing. Oh well, we had a great time and I think Jay had an eye-opening experience on his first Hunecke family outing. We can't wait for next year!!

Mama Mandy

Get in the hole!

The group...minus photographer Mandy!

Mitchell trying to hit the green.

Nice swing Jay!

The girls

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Fun with fingerpaint!

While over in Marshalltown the other nite I picked up some fingerpaints for the kids. Jenna was anxious to try them out, so we did. As you can see by the pictures, they had a lot of fun. And, Brody only tried to eat the paint twice! :)

Jenna loved making a mess!

Jenna stuck her hands in Brody's hair and he did not like that!

Jenna creating a masterpiece! :)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Busy weekend

We were busy, busy at our house this past weekend. Friday night kicked-off the high school football season. Prior to the game Jerod and Mary came over and had supper with us and we always love to see them. Unfortunately, the Trojans lost 36-35, but it was a very exciting game.

Saturday we headed to Ames to find some fall clothes for the kids. Jenna's jeans were getting either too short or too tight in the waist, so luckily we found her a few pairs.

Saturday afternoon we started to re-arrange the house. Our basement was recently finished so Aaron and I moved furniture and cleaned up. We LOVE having the basement finished because it's so spacious and relaxing down there.

Sunday Jenna got invited to a birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese in Cedar Falls, so we road tripped up there. She had a lot of fun and I'm sure she can't wait to go back. While she was at the party Aaron and I spent the entire time at Younkers! Aaron found some good deals on school clothes, so he was excited.

This weekend looks to be busy too! Mandy and Justin are coming down for some belly pics and Jess and Mitch are also coming down, so we can all go night golfing Saturday night. Should be a blast and we can't wait to see everybody!