Thursday, July 7, 2011

4th of July Weekend

Last weekend was another one full of action.  Friday night we picked up Titus and Genesis and added 2 to the clan for the night.  Saturday night they were taken over by Nana and Papa. 

On Sunday we had our first visit to the beach!  We sent to Schulze beach at Lebanon Hills in Eagan.  We were there by 10:00 which is pretty impressive since we finalized our plan at 8:30am that morning.  Early enough that Kristie and Jackson could join us.  Jackson’s first time at the beach.  We were there to witness it!  Pretty sure that only a little sand got into his bottle.  The kids seemed to enjoy it.  Ethan didn’t enjoy all the sand and water, but Bennett finally got over the sand on his feet and spent a lot of time building a sand castle with some unexpected friends!

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The next day was the 4th of July!  Brian and Tina happen to live right on the Eagan parade route.  We biked to their house along with Jess, Rob, and their girls and Mike and Megan.  The children were in tow.  I took the boys since they now enjoy the Burley and don’t cry, but that meant I had more weight.  Brett took the girls and they survived but cried.  We had a crew at the parade.  It was a great time! 

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The boys spend the whole parade at the curb.  Bennett a little bit more brave with grabbing the candy.  Ethan nuzzled next to us.  When I put candy in his bucket he decided to throw it into Bennett’s bucket. 

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After the parade we headed back to our house for a BBQ.  It was a success.  Amazingly we still had enough energy to make it to a pool party in St. Paul.

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We were exhausted!  Great 4th!

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