Thursday, August 31, 2006

The first ever LinkLetter!

My sister has created a wonderful document sharing the life and activities of the Linkerts.

You can find it here...

  • The LinkLetter!


  • Wednesday, August 23, 2006

    Small Step for a Girl

    A giant leap for our daughter

    Cecelia Wednesday


    Cecelia Wednesday
    Originally uploaded by Linkert.

    Tuesday, August 22, 2006

    Maeve Gets Around

    Maeve uses the push stroller


    Maeve uses the push stroller
    Originally uploaded by Linkert.
    for the first time today, and she just took off! Went clear across the room several times!

    Bouncing in the saucer


    Bouncing in the saucer
    Originally uploaded by Linkert.
    This has become a favorite place for Cecelia. She can stand, bounce, Maeve often comes over to interact with her. She can see me as I chase after Maeve or do other tasks.

    I just loved her hair


    I just loved her hair
    Originally uploaded by Linkert.
    and had to take a picture to share.
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    Cecelia eating...


    Cecelia eating...
    Originally uploaded by Linkert.
    But not with a fork yet. She has been doing real good with solids, and has enjoyed Rice, and Barley, and anticipating Oatmeal tommorrow.

    Dad and 'lia at the Arcade


    Dad and 'lia at the Arcade
    Originally uploaded by Linkert.
    She sees a ride she wants to try.

    Maeve and Mom


    Maeve and Mom
    Originally uploaded by Linkert.
    Maeve ended up getting a bit of a cold on Monday, and was quite content to be in Mommy's arms

    Old nursery school pal


    Old nursery school pal
    Originally uploaded by Linkert.
    Ran into an old friend, Linda Schmitbauer (formerly Merwin), at Chuck E. Cheese. Linda and I go way back... from days at Nursery school, and our moms carpooled. In High School, we were both in the band, and very good friends. It was nice to see her.
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    Avae turns 2


    Avae turns 2
    Originally uploaded by Linkert.
    We went to Chuck E. Cheese for Avae's 2nd birthday. It's her favorite place... and just let me say now that Avae is my favorite niece... until another niece picks Chuck E. Cheese for her birthday party.

    Pretty little angel eyes


    Pretty little angle eyes
    Originally uploaded by Linkert.
    Check out those baby blues!
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    Grandpa and the girls


    Grandpa and the girls
    Originally uploaded by Linkert.
    Hanging out after Avae's birthday party Saturday. It was a nice afternoon and the kids had fun.

    Annual Derby affair


    Annual Derby affair
    Originally uploaded by Linkert.
    Every year a group of my friends and I like to go out to the Dakota County Demolition Derby. We have a great time! This year did not disappoint, with a car getting flipped over onto it's roof!

    Tuesday, August 15, 2006

    Camera issues

    I'm afraid our camera is having some issues (if you look at the last set of pics, you'll see all the distortion lines). Hopefully we'll have it corrected soon.


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    Saturday, August 12, 2006

    I like it up here!


    I like it up here!
    Originally uploaded by Linkert.
    It's a great view from mommy's shoulders!

    Cecelia takes a break


    Cecelia takes a break
    Originally uploaded by Linkert.
    From the rigors of the beach.

    Emily and Ella


    Emily and Ella
    Originally uploaded by Linkert.
    try their hand at sand castles.

    Enjoying the cool water


    Enjoying the cool water
    Originally uploaded by Linkert.
    Cecelia tries a bit of floating.

    A little push from her cousin


    A little push from her cousin
    Originally uploaded by Linkert.
    Maeve tools around with Ella's help.

    Testing the waters...


    Testing the waters...
    Originally uploaded by Linkert.
    Avae enjoyed herself. we enjoyed her hat.
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    When we said try the beach Maeve...


    When we said try the beach Maeve...
    Originally uploaded by Linkert.
    we didn't mean in your mouth.
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    Friday, August 11, 2006

    Cecelia and Grandma


    Cecelia and Grandma
    Originally uploaded by Linkert.
    We went to the beach today with the Burfeinds.

    Thursday, August 10, 2006

    Max swims at the dock


    Max swims at the dock
    Originally uploaded by Linkert.
    Yes... this is our dock... the one surrounded with weeds and lillypads. He just _had_ to go swimming. He found an open spot, and jumped in. We speculate that the last person to swim here would've been 20 years ago.

    Feeding the ducks and fish


    Feeding the ducks and fish
    Originally uploaded by Linkert.
    After we ate, Max, Emily and I went to feed the ducks bread. You can't see in the picture, but there are a ton of fish below them eating some of the bread, including huge, ugly carp.

    We like our Aunt and Cousin!


    We like our Aunt and Cousin!
    Originally uploaded by Linkert.

    Out for a bite to eat


    Out for a bite to eat
    Originally uploaded by Linkert.
    When to Maynards in Excelsior for a late lunch after the Andersen's flew in from NY.

    Cecelia, meet Emily


    Cecelia, meet Emily
    Originally uploaded by Linkert.
    Max and Emily loved seeing the baby and Maeve. They are great cousins!

    Waiting for the Andersens


    Waiting for the Andersens
    Originally uploaded by Linkert.
    Their outfils make clear who is the big sister, and little sister.

    We are having the Andersen's (Janet's sister's family) in for the weekend.

    Wednesday, August 09, 2006

    Cecelia Wednesday


    Cecelia Wednesday
    Originally uploaded by Linkert.
    This is the "Oh I can't believe I'm petting the kitty!" look.


    Tuesday, August 08, 2006

    Maeve's Manners


    Maeve's side of the bedroom


    Maeve's side of the bedroom
    Originally uploaded by Linkert.
    To refresh your memory

    Cecelia's side...


    Cecelia's side...
    Originally uploaded by Linkert.
    Now with her name up, and some of her wall hangings.

    Maeve in one of her favorite activities


    Maeve in one of her favorite activities
    Originally uploaded by Linkert.
    Emptying the sock basket. She's very good at it!
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    Cecelia sitting better!


    Cecelia sitting better!
    Originally uploaded by Linkert.
    Though right after I took this pick, she fell back, hit her head kinda hard, and cried for several minutes. I felt bad.

    The girls at lunch


    The girls at lunch
    Originally uploaded by Linkert.
    Where's dad sitting?

    The girls play


    The girls play
    Originally uploaded by Linkert.
    They make each other laugh sometimes... I haven't been able to get it on film yet.

    Monday, August 07, 2006

    Nice baby


    Nice baby
    Originally uploaded by Linkert.
    Maeve likes to pat the baby.... she is a great sister for Cecelia.

    Mommy's home!


    Mommy's home!
    Originally uploaded by Linkert.
    After a long weekend with daddy, mommy came home to two very tired girls.

    Successful website move...

    OK... it appears that the transfer has succeeded, and you probably haven't noticed. Our ISP changed a couple months ago, and I had until early September to move our stuff from tcq.net to frontiernet.net.

    The main thing to remember is that wherever you are... linkert.name should bring you to our website.

    If you have us bookmarked, you should update it to linkert.name, or the address above. If you don't, at some point in the coming months, you will come to a blank page that says unrecognized, or missing or something. Then you'll have to figure it out yourself (or call me)

    Thank you for your patience... if you notice something odd or funny... I mean as far as this webpage goes... let me know.
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    Saturday, August 05, 2006

    test

    working on my blog...

    ... still working

    Just to let you know... I need to move my blog in the next couple weeks. The address you need to remember is www.linkert.name... so if your bookmark fails to load this page, try typing that in your address bar, it will probably work.

    Thursday, August 03, 2006

    The girls and I are by ourselves...


    We're without Janet for a couple days as she is going to a scrapbooking weekend with some other ladies. I figure to gear up for these days by myself, I should try to learn some lessons about what, and what not to do.

    I'm starting with what _NOT_ to do...


    Let me know if there are any other things I should not do with the girls while Janet is away.

    Thank you!



    For the music fans...

    A video of a festival of "Vintage Music" in Northfield... the first group I believe is my old Concordia Band director's brass group, and later in the video, the old fashioned quintet is playing a piece my quintet is working up.

    http://www.mnstories.com/archives/2006/08/vintage_band_mu.html#comments

    For high speed internet users. (sorry mom)
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    Now we know...

    ... the truth.
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    Tuesday, August 01, 2006

    Ah what the heck! Here's another video

    This is from our freinds, the Bremers, who are a part of our Minnetonka Down Syndrome parent group. Their son John, who has Down Syndrome, has also been fighting Leukmia for more than a year. This struggle has really been tough for them and some of John's gross motor development (especially walking) has been delayed. He has finally started walking this last month, and Ann put some video up showing his new trick... hopefully foreshadowing a day soon of Maeve...

    John Bremer's Caring Bridge Website, to hear more about their story... the Thursday June 27 entry in the journal is when the big moment happened, and a must read.


    Create your own video for free at www.onetruemedia.com


    Maeve and the Wind

    There's just been too many videos of Cecelia lately... here's a fun one of Maeve we took today.


    Making new friends


    Making new friends
    Originally uploaded by Linkert.
    We met the Villamil's Monday. They are a couple in Mound who just had baby, Isabella! Isabella was born with Down Syndrome, we wanted to visit and share experiences... we had a great time! She and her mom, Fran are doing great... dad too! We can't wait to see them again soon.

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