Wednesday, July 31, 2013


Miss Ellie had her first special day with Grammy .
We started the morning with stamping

We went to Target to make a Birthday Wish List and then to Starbucks for a treat and coffee for Grammy
Miss E. chose a Krispy treat
Grammy chose a Lemon Bar
She loves to shop so I know as she gets older I will always have someone to go with me. 
One of her favorite things to play is Beauty Shop

We had to buy a book at the book store. I need to go back and get the one for grandpa.

Saturday, July 27, 2013


IOn our way to Itasca State Park we stopped for a late breakfast in Park Rapids. We stumbled upon a restaurant called Schwarzwald Inn. It focus is German Cuisine which they do well.

The top of our table
They have a train which goes around the ceiling while you are eating.

The menu was interesting and a little like the Sound of Music feeling.

Waiting for his food
This is the best pancake I ever ate. The ham was real and delicious. Some places serve lunch meat or deli style meats not this place the food was real. 

Friday, July 26, 2013


She loves to clean. When shopping with her parents of all the toys she could have chose she wanted a cleaning caddy. Great-Grandpa Burnson would have been proud to know the cleaning gene carries on.

Monday, July 22, 2013


The garden and park are on the Mississippi River. The day was hot and humid so we left early. I love watching the kids get excited about flowers and water fountains.