4th of July Celbration

Long overdue post, but wanted to share the fun we had over the 4th....

Crafting time with Grandpa & Grandma

 I love the sand beach!

Tubing time

The Jetski was moving this year...

Charlie in the sand

Oasis Island 2.0

More and more tents each year... we must be getting old!

 Dinner time

and cake time!

Happy Sisters!

Thanks again to Jim and Virginia for giving up the cabin to celbrate the 4th of July!  The weather was perfect and the company was ever better!

Duluth Zoo

We have another trip to Duluth scheduled in less than a week, so we should finish all the posts from our last trip!

Even though Jamie and I spent 5 years living in Duluth, we never once visited the zoo.  I guess when you have kids, things change!  So when we decided to check out the zoo, we didn't know what to expect.  While small, I think the entire family was pleased with out visit.

All smiles in front of the bobcat exhibit.

A couple of monkeys!

This bear is huge!!!

The nice part of the exhibits is how close you can get to the animals.  The bald eagle is about 6 feet away!

The cockroaches are even closer!

The lion was warming itself in the sun

and Mr. Green Python greeted us to the reptile exhibit!

It was a great way to spend the morning in Duluth and now Violet has a new favorite Raffi song - "Going to the zoo"

Happy 7th Birthday Sylvia

For Sylvia's birthday today we started it off with some COLOR!

We participated in our first ever Color Run 5k.  Basically it is tons of people that walk, run, whatever around the fairgrounds and go through "color stations" where the staff throw colored stuff onto you.

The jogging stroller was a great idea to get the girls from station to station.  Here we had just fished up the blue and Violet is saying "Yes!!!"

Getting ready to head to the last station - the Glitter!

 Family photo - post race...  I think Violet wanted to get more color on her!

It was a fun experience - but man was it hot out there...  We got home, hosed off, and relaxed during the afternoon.  Tonight we are headed out to dinner.  Sylvia's pick?  Sushi!

First steps into Lake Superior

During our trip to Duluth, we headed to Park Point to check out the other side of Lake Superior with the sand beaches

Cheese!!!  (I am sure the pants will stay dry, right?)

This water is freezing!!!

or is it...