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May 29, 2010

An Afternoon on the Deck

The weather has been great here in Minnesota so we have been spending lots of time outside.

Oliver still likes to rush the camera. (There was an incident with his pants shortly before this photo was taken, Oliver is not one to let a lack of pants stop him from having fun.)

Pants are totally not necessary for going down the slide either.

We blew some bubbles. Er, rather, I blew some bubbles and Oliver ran around trying to pop them.

Check out this huge bubble:

And Oliver's grubby little hand going in for the kill:

Oliver discovered the fun of wearing the play mat as an accessory.

I had to get in on the action, too.

We left some serious dirt in the bathtub after our time outside. Can't wait to do it again!

Posted by thil0020 at 2:42 PM

85 Miles of Biking and Preschool Graduation, What a Week!

Last weekend, Dad and I went on a great bike adventure. We rode all the way around Lake Pepin as part of the annual 3 Speed Tour. We started in Red Wing, rode all the way to Wisconsin and then back to Minnesota. We even got to camp out for a night, which is one of my very favorite things to do.
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I just love riding on the tandem. As you can see in the following photo, I was ready to keep pedaling. My next big ride is going to be at least 100 miles. Minimal stops.
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In other news, I graduated from preschool a few days ago. I am not thrilled in this photo because the graduation hats are way too tight.

As usual, there was cake involved. Oliver was really hoping I would share some of my cake with him but no such luck.

Posted by thil0020 at 2:31 PM

May 6, 2010

Mug shots

Guess who celebrated her fifth birthday yesterday?
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Yep, this girl.

Oliver must have been trying to rush the camera again in this photo.

Oliver really likes these flannel shirts. He wears one almost every day.

Lucy can sit up on her own now.

She also enjoys a nice spinach beard.

Bath time is a necessity after most of her meals.
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Posted by thil0020 at 10:43 PM

Our trip to Michigan

We traveled to Michigan a few weeks ago for our Great Aunt Carrie's wedding. We logged about 1500 miles after it was said and done. We were quite the road warriors - hardly any complaining at all from the backseat and we didn't even have a DVD player! We neglected to take photos of most of the trip, but here are some highlights from our visit to Great Grandma Thill:


Grandma Thill knows that kids like ice cream.

And small cow statues.

Yes, the cow was a real highlight for us.

Cow and ice cream at the same time? Even better!
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Lucy was there too:

We had tons of fun visiting with all of our Michigan relatives!

Posted by thil0020 at 10:17 PM