Friday, September 02, 2016

Summer recap- August

August seemed to fly by! Above Steve and Harriet planted these sunflowers from seed behind a neighbor's house and we see it everyday when we go outside. Steve even made that little rainbow border. It has been fun watching the flowers grow, but now the squirrels have gotten to them.

Steve and Harriet went for five days to Wisconsin to visit friends. They stopped first at Noah's Ark.

They also went to the WI State Fair (Steve's second year in a row).

Cream puff!

Harriet Park right next to our friend Molly's house near Madison.

While they were gone, Eloise and I went to our neighborhood ice cream social at the park and had this caricature done.

My dad and his brother Dave celebrated their 70th birthday.

Harriet and her buddy Frankie did not one, but two of their own "art fairs" the same weekend as the Uptown and Powderhorn art fairs and also sold lemonade. They had a ton of fun doing it and Frankie's friend joined in too.

Olympics-themed art day at the Art Institute. Even winged ankles!

This year we went to the Square Lake Music and Film Festival. A friend of mine, Paul, does it every year in his parents' backyard. I went the first couple of years when it first started (13 years ago?) and this year seemed like the right year to go back again now that the girls are a bit older. It is very kid friendly and he had food trucks, camping, independent film viewings (during the day in this barn above and outside when it was dark) and about 8 bands who played through the day. It was a bit of a rainy day, but it let up in the afternoon and evening for a fun time.

Dinner at the festival.

After dark they played an animated short with a live score on the big screen (that has yet to be set up in this pic). 

Harriet took three camps at Westwood Hills Nature Center. This is from ther performance from the theater camp.

Celebrating Becky's birthday!

Fair Hills, a post on that later.

We stopped in Pelican Rapids, as we always do, on the way to Fair Hills. I have always loved this townie-looking fire station.

First day of 1st grade. I think it's going to be a great year. 

Its funny, after just culling through all of our pictures from this summer (many activities not even documented here), I will be pretty annoyed if I hear either of them say they had a boring summer! It was jammed packed from the moment Harriet got out of school until right up to the day she went back.

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