Wednesday, July 8, 2009

our epic journey

I took this picture within minutes of arriving home in Mpls. Cy immediately ran to his toy chest to visit his old "friends"
Monkey, you HAVE to wear your life preserver on the boat rides!!

Fun Uncle Mike chillin in the baby pool

Great grandpa Cy kickin' it Crooked Lake style

Cousin Jens and Uncle Jimmy

Fam pic


Marley getting double love

Jackson taking a little nap on Cy's puppy


Cy and Henry busy playing

Cy eating birthday cake. Grandpa was really cracking up in the background.


Grandpa Cy looking at his "98" candles!



4th of July

Dirty busy little baby

Proud grandparents
Cy was confused for a while -- which one is grandma?


Fun Uncle Mike playing with all the kids on the dock


Hanging outside of our cabin.. before another huge dinner.


Cy having cheese and crackers with his cousins at the dome.

Cousin Kara and I with our babes

Cy getting dirty

Constantly on the go!

With mama on the porch swing

The twins! Cousins Jacob & Joseph
All the kids playing in the "sandbox" (which is actually a horseshoe pit!)

Eatin' . Always eatin'

I love this pic! We all went out to a nice dinner one night. Cy flirted hard with a 2 yr old little fox a few tables away. She was charmed til she came over to visit and saw that he still eats with his hands and smears food all over his face.

Boat ride

With Mike and Curt


Made Grandma read this book twice in a row.
Like I said, always on the go!



Wearing his favorite tee shirt, playing with Marley


Hi. We are back from our epic journey! Three weeks in Wisco. A week and a half in Brookfield and a week and a half at the cottage. Patrick came up for a whole week of vacation at the cottage. It was great! For many days the weather was not warm enough to swim.. but we had fun anyways. We spent lots of time with all of our cousins from all over the states. The two white-haired little blondies (Megan and Eleanor) came to spend a week before moving to Greece for three years. Megan still calls Cy her "special little baby." We took trips with Cy to a little town nearby & got lattes. We went kayaking down a whitewater river called the Peshtigo (grandma & grandpa watched Cy.) We played with Cy in his kiddie pool... Mostly though we were very food focused.. talking about food - what we were eating that night, where we were eating that night (there are 4 cottages up there between our family) and of course, doing the actual eating. Jumbo shrimp cocktails, a cheese and cracker mountain, beef tenderloins, pork tenderloins, ribs, slovenian sausage, a 15 lb turkey on the grill, Mexican night, dozens of homemade salads, pies, cakes, ice cream. We ate like kings!
Cy is up and walking around now. He pretty much doesn't crawl anymore. He has started giving hugs which is the cutest thing ever. He gives Jackson a hug, his stuffed puppy hugs, and of course mommy and daddy get hugs. He also LOVES getting dirty!! He also is staring to show that he understands what we are saying. We say "give daddy a book" and he will go grab a book and bring it to daddy! Uncle Mike taught him to pick his nose on command which he found very entertaining (ok, we did too!)

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