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Well hello there! This is the place where I share my crafts, recipes, knitting and crochet projects, photos, and moments of family life in the Midwest.
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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

RileyNewYears by shaunadieter
RileyNewYears, a photo by shaunadieter on Flickr.

We had a family party for New Year's Eve. The kids helped me make hats and we had some party muchies and sparkling grape juice. The kids only made it to 10:30 and we decided to hit the hay after New York celebrated. Happy Year everyone!

Max 2012

Max 2012 by shaunadieter
Max 2012, a photo by shaunadieter on Flickr.

Jered and Shauna

NewYears2012 by shaunadieter
NewYears2012, a photo by shaunadieter on Flickr.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Vistit to Santa

Santa 2011 by shaunadieter
Santa 2011, a photo by shaunadieter on Flickr.

Max and Riley went to visit Santa yesterday and had a great picture taken. Riley wasn't scared and even told Santa about Angry Birds (translated by Max of course)

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Birthday Riley!

Happy Birthday by shaunadieter
Happy Birthday, a photo by shaunadieter on Flickr.

Riley turns 2 years old! We had a Thomas the train party because Riley loves trains! He did very well and blew out his candle by himself. Riley loves balloons too so we had plenty of them. He is a fun, loving boy and we are super glad to celebrate his birthday with him.

The Cake

The cake by shaunadieter
The cake, a photo by shaunadieter on Flickr.

Horsing Around

Party Favors by shaunadieter
Party Favors, a photo by shaunadieter on Flickr.

Opening Gifts

Gifts by shaunadieter
Gifts, a photo by shaunadieter on Flickr.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Riley is 2!

Riley's 2nd Birthday 049 by shaunadieter
Riley's 2nd Birthday 049, a photo by shaunadieter on Flickr.
We had a mini-party on Riley's "real" birthday. We are having his party next week. More pictures to come.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Cubscouts First Outing

Untitled by shaunadieter
Untitled, a photo by shaunadieter on Flickr.

The boys went on their first "Go see it" today at Hickory Hill park. Everyone went on a hike and did a nature scavenger hunt. The weather was nice and cool and everyone had a good time!

Tiger Den

Untitled by shaunadieter
Untitled, a photo by shaunadieter on Flickr.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011

First day of First Grade

Max First Grade  by shaunadieter
Max First Grade , a photo by shaunadieter on Flickr.

So today was Max's first day of school. His teacher this year is Ms. White and he has some of the same kids from last year and a few new ones. Shimek combines 1st and 2nd grade so he has "bigger" kids in his class which he thinks is neat. He is also going to join Cub Scouts too. It is going to be a busy year!

Saturday, August 06, 2011

A rare moment

Trains are fun by shaunadieter
Trains are fun, a photo by shaunadieter on Flickr.

With the boys playing with trains and not fighting. I just had to take a picture!

Monday, August 01, 2011

Dieter Family Reunion

family by shaunadieter
family, a photo by shaunadieter on Flickr.

Here is the photo of Grandma and Grandpa Dieter with the kids and grandkids and great-grandkids. It was super fun going and seeing everyone again. Riley only tried to drink from one flower vase and Max only cried twice. So all and all it was a good day!

Jered and the Boys

family reunion  by shaunadieter
family reunion , a photo by shaunadieter on Flickr.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Webster City Fair

Squished by shaunadieter
Squished, a photo by shaunadieter on Flickr.

This weekend the boys and I went to Webster City to see my aunt and uncle who were visiting from Texas. The cousins talked us into going the the fair before we headed home. Max had a great time on almost all the rides. Riley was too scared to try any of them. Maybe next year.

Dizzy Dragons

Dizzy Dragons by shaunadieter
Dizzy Dragons, a photo by shaunadieter on Flickr.

Scary Ride

Scary Ride by shaunadieter
Scary Ride, a photo by shaunadieter on Flickr.

Max really wanted to go on this ride so I let him. He quickly regreted his decision and was happy when it was over.

Huge Slide

Huge Slide by shaunadieter
Huge Slide, a photo by shaunadieter on Flickr.

Monday, July 04, 2011

Happy Forth of July

Forth of July by shaunadieter
Forth of July, a photo by shaunadieter on Flickr.

This year we had a low key 4th. We went to Slater's fireworks the day before. On the forth we went to the Ames pancake breakfast and parade. It was super hot and the kids weren't that happy with waiting. At least there was some shade.

Riley having pancakes with Daddy

Riley by shaunadieter
Riley, a photo by shaunadieter on Flickr.

Max at the Pancake breakfast

Friday, July 01, 2011

Superior Hiking Trail

At Wolf Rock by shaunadieter
At Wolf Rock, a photo by shaunadieter on Flickr.

This year for vacation we backpacked the Superior Hiking Trail in MN. The first day of hiking wasn't bad - it was just very muddy. The landscape is very beautiful and the weather was perfect.

Shauna on the Trail

Shauna on the Trail by shaunadieter
Shauna on the Trail, a photo by shaunadieter on Flickr.

This is the second day on the trail. We hiked to Split Rock and camped. Very hard climb up to our camp site. The next day we walked out to our Jeep, since the MN govt. closed all state parks. On the upside we missed getting pounded by a huge storm and the hotel was nice.

Flowers

Flowers by shaunadieter
Flowers, a photo by shaunadieter on Flickr.

These flowers were growing everwhere. All the flowers were beautiful

Muddy Feet

Muddy Feet by shaunadieter
Muddy Feet, a photo by shaunadieter on Flickr.

The trail was super muddy from all the rain in MN.

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Summer is here!

Treat time by shaunadieter
Treat time, a photo by shaunadieter on Flickr.

Max is out of school and summer is on! We went downtown to farmers market and to play in the fountain. In the afternoon Max and I went to a birthday party at City Park. Max has a whole week off before he starts swimming lessons and tennis. Riley is finially big enough to join in this summer. He is having a great time following Max around.

Friends Birthday Party

Friends Birthday Party by shaunadieter
Friends Birthday Party, a photo by shaunadieter on Flickr.

City Park

City Park by shaunadieter
City Park, a photo by shaunadieter on Flickr.

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