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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.
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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.)
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Pants are totally not necessary for going down the slide either.
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We blew some bubbles. Er, rather, I blew some bubbles and Oliver ran around trying to pop them.
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Check out this huge bubble:
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And Oliver's grubby little hand going in for the kill:
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Oliver discovered the fun of wearing the play mat as an accessory.
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I had to get in on the action, too.
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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.
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As usual, there was cake involved. Oliver was really hoping I would share some of my cake with him but no such luck.
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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.
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Oliver must have been trying to rush the camera again in this photo.
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Oliver really likes these flannel shirts. He wears one almost every day.
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Lucy can sit up on her own now.
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She also enjoys a nice spinach beard.
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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:

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Grandma Thill knows that kids like ice cream.
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And small cow statues.
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Yes, the cow was a real highlight for us.
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Cow and ice cream at the same time? Even better!
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Lucy was there too:
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We had tons of fun visiting with all of our Michigan relatives!

Posted by thil0020 at 10:17 PM