May was a super busy month for us!  Hence, the reason why there were no blog posts in May.  So its time for a bit of catch up!  

Avery finished up preschool last month.  This was her final day.  They had a picnic at Gull Lake Dam.  Here she is with a few of her friends.  She’ll see them all again at Forestview in about 5 years! 😉

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Here she is with her teachers.  Can’t believe how fast the last 4 years went (2 years that Dylan was there and 2 years for Avery).  It seems so strange that we won’t be going to that school anymore!!

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Then out of nowhere – summer arrived.  We went from cold to hot, as we always do in Minnesota.

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We celebrated with selfies!

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Memorial Day weekend was something that will go down in the record books.  It was actually HOT.  Normally, we are all bundled up in long pants and sweatshirts.  Not the case this year!!  Upper 80’s for temps.  It was unreal.

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The kids caught a TON of fish off of Gpa Danny’s dock.  

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Give him a kiss Gpa!  Come on!!!!

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We of course had to celebrate Avery’s upcoming 5th birthday with a trip to Happy Joes.  No trip to Gpa and Gma W’s house is complete without a trip to HJ’s!

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Back home, summer was still ON!  Woohoo!

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Cannonballs for everyone!  

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Dylan and his best buddy Drew caught a bunch of fish off of our dock.  I think the fish are kinda dumb at the beginning of the year.  They seem to catch one every 30 seconds or so.

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And here is the week leading up to Avery’s 5th birthday.  It was a gorgeous week of weather – temp around 80 all week, sunny, not windy.  It was fab.  🙂

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I had to do a pre-birthday party photo shoot to include in her video that we always show at the party.  She of course was all over that.

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Lake is a little high right now!  

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Finally, it was party time.  I had this banner printed.  Thats Queen Elsa there.  So I bet you can guess what the theme was.

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Present time!!!  What’s that face she’s making in the second pic?  OH, that would be the, “That’s not my Elsa doll!” face.  Calm down Avos, she’s coming…

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Cousin Hattie provided everyone with baby smiles, snuggles and cuteness.  Auntie Kacie brought the giant owl, which was a HUGE hit with Avery.  She LOVES her stuffed animals and whats better than a giant pink owl?!

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Wouldn’t ya know it – after a week of awesome weather, it went in the crapper the day of Avery’s party.  And the mosquitos were nuts.  

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We tried not to let it spoil the fun tho.  In between showers, there were boat rides and outdoor fun.

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The boat was looking a big overloaded.  How embarrassing!  

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There was a big of musical pontoons going on.  

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Avery and her two best buddies.  There was a bit of “3’s a crowd” going on and I could tell Avery felt caught in the middle.  

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Cake time!!  I had this printed too. 🙂

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Taco Jon normally jumps in at the last second of the Happy Birthday song to sing “and many morrrrrrrre!” but this time he opted for the bunny ears trick.  It wouldn’t be a birthday without him getting in the cake photos!

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Here is her actual birthday. She got to open her presents right away before Dylan went to school (he still had 2 days left).  

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Ooooooh a fleecy Frozen blankie!

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Olaf! (or Olive, as she calls him)

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Relaxing a bit before we went out for dinner.  Mux was enjoying a glass of vino with the view.

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She was entertaining me with her Frozen friends and we talked about the day she was born.  

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2nd pic – finally Dylan’s last day of 1st grade! 🙂

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And now we’re all caught up!  We’re at my parent’s cabin this weekend while Eric is doing an old man hockey tournament in Crookston.  So this means……we’re the first one’s on Gpa Tom’s new pontoon!!!  Haha suckers!!!

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Its pretty fancy!  I asked if he was having second thoughts and maybe wanted to trade, but he did not.  Booooo.

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Good news!  Dylan fits under the seat!

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Despite the fact that its chilly here this weekend, the kids still went swimming.  They nuts.

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And it wouldn’t be a weekend at Loon Lodge without me trying to get the perfect hummingbird pic.  Finally got one with one on each spout!

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That’s all for now!  Sun MIGHT be coming out today so maybe I’ll add more to this later.  Or not.  Haha.


About trishthedish79

Stay at home mom of 2, wife, cook, playmate, friend, Zumba instructor, fitness guru and internet junkie.
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2 Responses to IN SUMMER

  1. Toni says:

    OK so the sun came out, so now you have to do more……………..along with my toe nails!! Bahahaha! 😉

  2. That is agreat hummingbird shot! Ours don’t usually let each other eat… they chase each other away from the feeders!
    I love your lake view too… we only get to wake up to the lake on the weekends!

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