Wednesday, September 7, 2011

State Fair

Last week we went to the state fair together. Believe it or not, it was Tom and my first time going to the fair together...crazy, huh? It had been 5 plus years since either of us had gone + one little boy who loves animals and tractors + one pregnant lady who was dying for the fair food...well, you can do the math ;). We thought it was high time we hit the great minnesota get together this year.
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Of course, we had some fair food! We started the day off with a delicious cinnamon roll in the food building. It was one of the best! We must have been starving and unable to resist dipping into our amazing roll because we didn't even take a picture. But, it was shortly followed by cheese curds which we were able to document.
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Notice the little ketchup fingers to the right of the above photo...

We people watched. And we walked and walked....
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We visited farm animals...
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And even milked a cow!
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We got a ribbon and free milk after milking the cow. Awesome!
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We had lunch...
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Mmmmm Mmmm...Pronto Pups...Yum!

And after lunch, we had Sweet Martha's Cookies for dessert!
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Shout out to Smokey the Bear! I had to visit my ole' pal. I was the 5th grade Smokey the Bear Poster Contest winner, after all (For the whole state of minnesota, I might add. No Biggie...)!
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We went to Machinery Hill and saw all of the tractors there. We almost couldn't leave because Hans liked it that much
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We went to the Helping Hands part where everything was "Pretend Farmer". Hans was a little too young for this, but it was really cute!
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Pick your chicken eggs, Farmer Hans!
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We had a melt down halfway through, so we skipped the rest.
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It had been a long day and we saw a lot. We really had a great time together!
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We had a full and FUN day at the fair!!
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Daddy Golf

We took a quick video of Hans before Tom left for work yesterday. Hans likes to tell me all day long that "Daddy golf." and "Daddy mow." Yes, Hans, Daddy plays golf. Yes, Hans, Daddy mows the lawn. And on and on it goes. It is usually followed with Hans grabbing his golf clubs and playing golf around the house or taking his little mower and mowing it all around our yard. It's so cute to see how he wants to be just like his Daddy.


This morning, Tom was getting ready for work and turned on his electric razor in the bathroom, as soon as Hans heard that thing going, he was out of my arms in a flash. He ran to the bathroom and just stood in awe watching his Daddy shave.


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I really don't know what is up with our video thing. It's actually clear on our computer but when I upload it, it's so tiny and fuzzy. Regardless, you get the point...Hans is cute and adorable, etc, etc. =)

Friday, September 2, 2011

Trip to OH

This past weekend we flew out to visit my sister, brother in law, and family out in Ohio.

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At the airport with Papa

We stayed with my sister in my nieces adorable room (I'm going to do a post soon with pictures of their room, it is that adorable). Hans decided that he wasn't going to sleep the greatest the first couple nights and that made for an exhausted and overly emotional mom, but I had good help from my sister and mom (and nieces!), so it was all okay!

We were able to fly out and be there for my niece, Emily's, baptism. It was a really great experience. She gave her life to the Lord last year and has been waiting and waiting to be baptized. They wanted to her to wait awhile so she fully understood the meaning and reason for being baptized.
She gave her testimony to the church and was baptized in Lake Erie.
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I took this picture of my mom and Hans on the beach and liked it so much I had her switch with me and hopefully recreate the picture of Hans kissing my tummy on the beach in SD.
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He just wanted to run around and play, but at least we were able to take a couple of pics.
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31 weeks on Lake Erie with Hans
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Hans loved waking up to a house full of cousins and family. Molly especially took to Hans and felt it her responsibility to make sure he had toys to play with and his sippy cup close at hand. It's funny because they are only a few months a part but she really looks at Hans as a little baby. Any sort of whine he would make and Molly would rush over to him with his sippy cup and give it to him like a bottle. Such a nurturer ;)
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We had a picnic on Lake Erie and gave Molly gifts for her upcoming 2nd birthday. My brother in law treated us all to ice cream afterwards. It was a perfect evening!
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Hans was testing his boundaries of listening to me, but like I said earlier, it was great to have family around to help out.
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Thank you guys for such a fun trip!!