Thursday, September 01, 2016

Summer recap- July

July seemed busier than June, if that is possible. Above Steve and Harriet at East Lake Open Streets.

July 4th fireworks watching in the alley with Michael, Dottie, Byrdie and Brennan.

Harriet's 6th birthday with family and her birthday twin (and friend) Harvey.

Friend party. We had a backyard water party. Not all are pictured, but from left, Byrdie, Baby Dot, Eloise, Harriet, Astrid (kind of hidden), Lucia, Sylvie, Lauren and Lucia.

Made this shawl for my mom.

Little drummer at the pops concert at Lake Harriet.

Silliness with friends Lachlan and Mae.
Headlock at the new twig house in town at the Lyndale Rose garden.

Harriet took a lot of different camps this summer, this one was "Let's Pretend" through SW Summer kids with her buddy Lauren. My mom and dad helped with almost all the driving to all these summer camps since the hours weren't very working-parent friendly. Harriet really enjoyed herself and most of them she did with friends.

Somali festival on Lake Street. This one was brutally hot and so we petted some animals, watched some traditional dancing and made our way out of this crowded festival.

We went to a new park to us, Elm Creek in Maple Grove. A hike for city folk, but they have a beautiful new park and a nature center that we didn't even have time to go to. Next time.

Harriet's daycare buddy Achille was back in town from France and so we got together with her other daycare friend Gracie. It was like old times for these two even though he moved away two years ago. His family returns every summer so we hope to keep up this tradition for years to come.

Cyanotypes at the Arts Institute's monthly family day. We had so much fun making these and since the event was lightly attended, we made about 8 of these.  Plus we also made really adorable terrariums with succulents and plastic animals. 

We went to the Como pool with Lucia and Soli, but a terrible storm started rolling in so where did we go? A glass-covered building near by! The Conservatory! Not the brightest. We were all cloistered in a hallway for the majority of the time because of the severe storm, but once it passed we enjoyed our surroundings.
And afterwards, enjoyed a free carousel ride for National Carousel day. Who knew?!
Eloise kept this corn snuggled all the way home from East Lake Open Streets. At one point she fell asleep and still had a tight grip on it.

Pollinator Party! This was the only pic I took. We meet Harriet's buddy Ruby and sister Sula there and had a fun time running around to all the tables and learning about the different pollinator topics.

We checked out the new Commons Park across from the Vikings stadium with buddies Sadie and Harvey.

It has this fun play structure.

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