May has quickly passed in our household. We've been busy!
Visiting the cemetery for the memorial service on Memorial Day. I always love going to the memorial services and hearing the stories. This year was extra special because the cemetery is where the majority of Kyle's family is buried. Lauren loved running around the tombstones and finding old and new ones that shared our last name.
T-Ball Games have started! Celebrating the first game with a baby cone from DQ. Miles was in Heaven with his first cone!
For Cinco de Mayo, we ordered all the desserts from the local Mexican restaurant. Lauren voted that her favorite was the fried ice cream.
The humidity is doing wonders to this kid's hair; such a cross between his Great Grandpa Elmer and Aunt Amanda!
A robin laid eggs above one of our front door lights. We kept a close eye on them and then one day the eggs were gone! Not quite sure what happened. It was nice to have this particular robin away from our front door though, she would swoop down on anyone that passed by.
Kyle and I always take a huge breath when they sit nicely for longer than 3 minutes!
I believe Dad assisted in this sticker placement
Miles thinks that he can have EVERY book read to him before bed. Unfortunately that isn't going to happen between our 3 bookshelves.
Lauren graduated from Preschool!
Her teacher also retired!
She is ready for Kindergarten Readiness next year.
Grandpa Larry painted her toe nails one night.
Sigh...another peaceful moment!
They filled the cracks in the road one day. Miles just stood at the window and watched.
We also chase a lot of flies in our house. Miles goes to great lengths to catch them and shoo them away.
No, no fly!
Big Brown Eyes
We celebrated Grandma Cindy's birthday
Memorial Day Weekend, we went up to Big Woods State Park in Minnesota for some hiking and exploring of the town.
These two walked well over a mile before Miles requested to be carried on my back again.
We discovered this park after reading about it in one of Kyle's Backpacker magazines. They said late April through May was the best time to visit. The ground was covered in little flowers and ferns.
We made future plans to visit again and also have Lauren wear the bright pink shirt! It helped!
The painted turtle that crossed our path was the excitement of the day.
Afterward, we let the kids play at the park where they had a huge sandbox. About 10 other kids joined and Kyle and I sat on the bench for a good hour while they played contently. It was marvelous!
The night ended with a drive to find a fun local restaurant before heading home. This one had outdoor seating so we picked it!
Covered in dirt, sand, and spaghetti sauce!