Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Family pics

 At the end of the summer we went to French Regional Park and had pictures taken by StudioTart. It was kind of supposed to be Eloise's 1st birthday pictures although Harriet ended up being the most cooperative and smiley. She just loved Megan the photographer, someone I have known for a long time.




Friday, September 19, 2014

State Fair

Better late than never. This year we took Harriet to the fair and left Eloise at home with my mom. The weather was beautiful and we had a great time, although I might be the only person in the world who comes home from the fair starving.


 My favorite crop art this year.
A lot of head hole things at the fair.
 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Labor day weekend at Fair Hills

Well we are back at Fair Hills after a year off due to Eloise's impending arrival last year. It was nice to be back. This year Harriet was really able to enjoy all of the activities they have for kids since she is 4 and the kid group is for 4-8 yr olds. She loved it. Horse rides, a water slide, bingo, a treasure hunt – she was in heaven. 

This year since there were so many of us up there I decided to organize a group picture (no small feat) and it made me wish I had been taking one every year. I guess it is never too late to start a new tradition. It is fun to have documentation of everyone was is up there from year to year. This year we had a bigger group than usual and it was a ton of fun.
 Our annual stop at the big pelican in Pelican Rapids.

 Headed up to dinner at the dining hall.

 Learning to walk with Grandpa.
Harriet had a blast with my cousin's son Zach. He was so patient with her and they loved hanging out together.

 Winner at bingo!

 Ring toss in the lobby.

 Hollyhocks.

 Pretty sure this sign has been up since before I was a baby.

 Horse ride with Cowboy Dan.
Giant water slide on the golf course. 

Heading home we stopped at this sunflower field for a picture. Our heads in perfect descending alignment.

Thursday, September 04, 2014

12 months

One year with this sweet baby. She is so good natured and mellow. What a joy. Stats are: two teeth, not quite walking, but on the verge, 17 lb 2 oz (12th %), 28 in tall (34th %).