Archive for April, 2009


Wow… have things been busy

It’s crunch time in the Anderson house!  Sorry I haven’t written much lately, you’ll see why when you read on.  I don’t typically blog during the day, but I need to take a moment for myself.  And this may help to relieve stress.  

So, let me start out with a funny story…. A few weeks back, Jason brought a dish of leftover tuna noodle casserole with him to work for lunch.  Turns out he grabbed the container with a half-cut onion in it.  So, the other day Bailey wanted to have Tuna Noodle Casserole for supper.  Her and I went to the store to get the stuff.  Dad stopped home to eat quick before going back to work.  I asked if he wanted a quick sandwich or tuna noodle cassarole.  He said he wanted the casserole.  Bailey replied “Are you sure you don’t want an onion dad?”  She’s got a good memory!

Jason took the President role for Sculpt Siouxland, Inc. this year.  This group puts the sculptures up on 4th Street each year.  The SCGO group use to oversee this project, but to get more community volunteers, they seperated.  As a newly formed organization, they’ve been quite busy getting for the new Sculpture exhibit that is going to be installed May 16th.  They have 21 pieces coming in from artists!  I haven’t seen what they look like, but it’s going to be fabulous (or so I’m told).  He’s had a few late nights working on that.  Plus, this stock market is keeping him happier these days!  But, busy at the same time. 

Kyle has been selling townhomes right and left.  We are now up to 9 townhomes sold in Dakota Dunes (only 13 more to sell).  I’ve got 4 townhomes completed and 8 under construction.  We announced a similar project in Whispering Creek.  It will have 24 townhomes and 2 single-family homes.  So far, it sounds like we will have at least 5 homes sold before we dig the first hole on June 1st.  Closing weeks seem to get crazy and this week we have 2 townhomes closing this week.  So, double stress.  And our cleaning lady is trying to clean while sick with the flue.  NO FUN!  Also recently, Kyle has sold 2 building lots, signed 2 new tenants in Yankton, worked on build-out for a few tenants at the Marne Creek building and tried to get 310 Virginia demo project completed.  We have an intern starting May 11th!  So, that will help!

Jason and I are working to get the Field Day for Lincoln School put together.  We are in charge of the grades K-2.  Fun, Fun.

Oh ya, and our license to become foster parents becomes effective tomorrow!  That’s the challenge we are most excited for!

So, till there is more time….. which isn’t now….


Soggy Sunday

Stayed in bed till 9:30 this morning.  Didn’t want to wake up Bailey when getting up so I just enjoyed my bed. Turns out, she snuck out of bed at 7:30 and watched cartoons all morning.  We ate breakfast, played Animal Crossing and then went swimming at the YMCA.  Watched the end of the race with dad.  Bailey made a card for Mr. Telgran (his last day is tomorrow), we ate dinner and then watched the ABC Family movie.  Finally, Bailey’s last night in the bunk beds.  The room is all ready for Foster kids.  We are suppose to be approved May 1st, but probably will not get any calls till May 11th. 

There was a story on the news tonight of a mother who allegily hit their son with the back of a hammer along with other tortures.  I can’t believe some of the stories I hear that happen here and around the country.  These kids have so much to overcome!



We heard that Sioux City was suppose to get rain and snow all weekend, so we decided to head to Kansas City for the weekend.  In big hopes that maybe we’d get snowed in down here.

Last night we went to a fundraiser for Sydney’s dance recital.  Bailey stayed with Craig & Cara.  Chris (Tryn’s boyfriend) and I didn’t play so we hung out all evening.  He won a 19″ TV worth $325.99 in the raffle.  Someone accused him of taking his raffle tickets, kind of funny.  Ward was out first, then Tryn, then Jason.  Robin made it to the final table and ended up in 4th Place winning $50.

Today we picked up Sydney and Bailey and went to Science City at the Union Station.  We had a blast!  See our pictures on Flickr.

*  played with animals / saw snakes/frogs/rats

*  dug for dinosaur bones

*  figured out mazes

*  went to electricity program

*  watched sydney ride a bike on a tight rope

*  landed a shuttle on earth

*  figured out all of #’s (oxygen level, balance tech, fat %, etc)

*  haunted house

*  laser show

* miniature golf 

We had a blast from 10:30 – 5:00 at Union Station.  Lunch was really good.  It was an old fashion diner.  Now, we are enjoying Little Chicago Pizza and hanging out with Robin, Cara & Craig.  Jason worked all day!  He says he got a lot done.


Bailey 3rd Q Report Card

Bailey upgraded her report card to all +’s this past quarter!  YEAH!  She got 100% on everything.  She also is at a D reading level and by the time she starts 1st grade she needs to be at a B reading level.  So she is doing well above the goal.  Ms. Frink & Mr. Telgran said she is one of the first one’s to offer to pick up the bugs & worms they are studying and learning about.  The only thing to work on, paying attention the first time so you can retell everything that was just said in the story.

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