Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Bike trip

 We went back to the Elroy Sparta Bike trail for what has started to become something of an annual trip! Garrick's goal for the year was for us to take the tandem out of Winona on the top of our car. I only wish I had gotten a picture of that! It is really big up on top of my little car. We also left with this little beauty. A new bike trailer for Peter to use to haul books from the library, watermelons from the Farmer's Market and his little sister around as needed.
 We just did a little ride to one of the closest tunnels so that the kids could walk through the tunnel on their own, play in the creek on the other side of the tunnel and then Pete could ride his bike back. Which he did. Almost 3 miles (mostly downhill) on his little Skut bike. 3 years old. He is a stud!

Saturday, September 1, 2012


We have been having a lot of fun at Winona State this summer-- one of the reasons may be that we keep a container of fish food in the stroller and we also have learned where to buy ice cream on campus. Both of these reasons lead to lots of fun and games!

 Walking around after ice cream

 Clapping for the fish eating!

 Walking on the wall- because she is a big girl.

To the Fair!

 We went to the state fair this week and tried to participate in as many of the features as possible! We were among the first people in the baby animal barn and saw piglets, lambs, a calf, chicks and ducklings.
 Pete had a photo op with this guy.
 We tried out a LOT of tractors. No big surprise, but there were a lot bigger and better tractors than we had at our county fair.

 Worked at a farm for a while
 And got AWESOME hats!!
 Garrick's cousins and aunt and uncle came and met us at the fair too-
 Pete got a beef stick almost as long as he was.
 And participated in the group sing a long by yelling as loud as he could into the mic. We could hear him for sure over the other 100 people singing.
The girls also took the kids on rides! A big slide, a train and some really annoying tractors that had horns that beeped. Pete double up on the horns for his whole ride.