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Monday, August 26, 2013

Back to School

The 2013/2014 school is is back in session. Soren is now a first grader at New City Charter School with teacher Ms Kalli. Sevi is back at the St Kate Early Childhood Center with teacher Patty and Kathy. The transition back to school this year has been a very smooth and happy one for both boys. It helps that they are comfortable and used to their school environments and happy to be reunited with school friends. We are excited to see the growth that will come for each boy this school year.

Back to school haircuts.
Soren on his first day. He is holding up one finger to represent first grade.
The bus picks up right across the street. We couldn't ask for a more convenient stop.
Sevi on his first day back to pre-school.
Sevi in his cubbie. 

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Blue Mound State Park

We spent our last summer weekend before school started camping in southwest Minnesota at Blue Mound State Park. We went specifically to see the prairie and the buffalo that live there. Unfortunately,  we never did see a single buffalo even though we biked along most of the prairie. We enjoyed the new camping environment and hiking at the Pipestone National Monument.

Campsite #28.
Soren working on his whittling.

Sevi helping with the dish washing.

Trying to find the buffalo in the prairie.
Waterfall at Pipestone National Monument Park.
The pipestone rock formations were wonderful to hike through.
Pipestone National Monument Park

Saturday, August 24, 2013

A few parting end of summer shots

Sevi fishing off the dock
The boys and their floaties.
Sevi's all time favorite summer activity.
Checking out the go-cart Grandpa Rupert built in the late 1970's.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Lindskoog Family Cottage Visit

Mark, Amanda & Max came for a 3 day midweek visit up to the cottage.
The beach was the favorite hangout.
As was the water........
Amanda and Sevi watch the canoers navigate under the bridge.
Soren shows Max a few violin moves.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Kayaking the City Lakes

This is the second year that I have purchased a Groupon from Wheel of Fun Boat Rentals on Lake Calhoun. Last year we did the four man paddleboat, but this year we went for the double kayaks and loved it. After an hour touring Lake Calhoun, Lake of the Isles and Cedar Lake, we eat a meal at the wonderful Tin Fish.

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Annual Summer Height Measurement

There has been a lot of growth happening this last year with the boys. Gramma Anne is doing her annual growth chart measurement on the cottage wall that dates back at least 45 years.

Thursday, August 01, 2013

How did it get to be August already?

Lower Hay Lake Highlights

Sevi loves the buckets.

Soren loves any form of spraying water.
The Bonzai Blaster boat from Costco was a big hit this summer.
Sevi just LOVES to jump in the water! 
Big Brother life jacket safety check.
Sevi, our little fish.
Family lake time.

Chillin' in the blow up boat.
Soren's first time as bow man in the canoe.
The water was like glass for Andrea's first solo adventure in the canoe with the boys.
Family Time

From top: Uncle Chris and Alex
Anne and Bob
Sevi, Lisa, Andrea, Mari, Soren
We all loved having our best Aunties Lisa and Mari at the lake for a whole week. They spoiled us!!!
Mari and Sevi chillin' 
Flying a kite with Uncle Chris

The evening Sorry! game night with Soren, Uncle Peter and Gramma.
Biking with Uncle Peter from the Pine River.
Soren and Bob and their crazy shucking corn antics.
Bob and Sevi blowing bubbles.

Strawberry Picking

Truck Touch

The annual tractor ride with neighbor Lincoln

With neighbor Tim in his monster truck.
 Music Time

Auntie Mari is also a Suzuki instructor, so Soren had plenty of practice time with her.
Daily jam sessions with the Jamieson - Lewandowski quartet.

Half Year Birthday's!

Whitefish Chain Annual Run for the Walleye Race

Sevi tuckered out at the dinner table.
Sevi Go-carting.
Spinning wheel balloon art. 
Croquet Game 
When ya gotta go, ya gotta go!