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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Ice Cream Lover

Although it has yet to be the warm summer that calls for regular ice cream treats here in Minnesota, that hasn't stopped Sevi from discovering the multitude of flavors and styles that cold treats can come in.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Boys Love Their Wheels

I think we have now counted that Soren has about 5 bikes he rotates through. It only seemed fair then that we catch Sevi up and get him his own set of wheels. He loves his new Gio bike and it is a family affair to help push him along. The boys then took to the streets to race last week in the Nature Valley Grand Prix kiddie race in St. Paul. Soren dashed off, leaving Randy and Sevi to catch up via Papa Power.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Day to you dear Randy! You will have to ask Randy how his day was, but I bet he will say it was a good one. It started with a 3 hour bike ride, then a gift of these awesome special ordered Minnesota State with a bike theme fabric shirts for all the boys. (Any state can be ordered via Round Bottom Baby.) He actually got to read the Sunday paper quietly - ON A SUNDAY! (The paper usually gets slowly riffled through during the week, ending in the recycling bin to make room for the next Sunday paper.) Then we had a family biking excursion along Minnehaha Creek to Lake Harriet to take in some Samba music at the bandstand while dining on a picnic and chasing the boys around. The day ended over at his best friends house for a beer and pizza on the grill. You deserve a day like this Randy - Thank You for being the amazing Papa you are!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Arrgh, Matey

Soren just wrapped up his first camp for the summer. He took the Art Pirate Camp at Urban Arts Academy and had a wonderful time, declaring he wanted to spend the whole summer there. Each day they worked on art projects that had a pirate theme (treasure maps and chests) or added to their own pirate costume. They ended with a small party, topping off with pirate booty as the snack.

Pirate Storytime. Soren is in back row with red headband.

Playing balloon swords with fellow campers.

Part of the final costume: sword, hook, headband with beads, eyepatch, & compass necklace.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Good-bye Dodge, until next fall......

The preschool year has now wrapped up for us. Dodge Nature Preschool was the perfect fit for Soren and we couldn't be happier with our choice. The year ended with a big Rock The Barn festival, a preschool campout and an ice cream social. Soren is sad to say good-bye to his classroom friends, but excited for his return in the Fall. Below are some images documenting his last few days.

Soren at the front entrance statue on the first day of school.

Soren with Annie (his carpool buddy) the last week of school.

Soren with his best classroom girlfriends, Willa and Annie.

Working in the classroom herb garden.

One of Soren's favorite classroom activities, magnifying nature based objects.

Soren and Sevi setting up camp at the preschool campout.

Soren with Willa - are they adorable or what?!?!?!

Playing in the pond, morning after the campout.

Playing chase on the farm road.

Tarek, Soren and Jake working on the outdoor art project. The bright colored fuzz is wool they collected from the sheep and hand dyed in class.

Soren and Jake riding the bikes.

Jake, Soren, Tristan and Graham climbing trees.

Aden, Tarek, Soren and Annie at the ice cream social.

Monday, June 06, 2011

2011 Inaugural Cottage Canoe Trip