Don't let our blog-absence mislead you; we haven't had the baby yet. Blogger has been weird for us this week, and uploading photos has been problematic. Here is a ultra-mega-recap post from our last two weekends.
The Halloween season began in earnest last weekend in Duluth, with our first costumed outing: Boo at the Zoo! We actually had snow last Saturday, about which Finn happily exclaimed, "You didn't tell me it was going to be winter!"
Leif and Tenzy:
Finn was really excited to see life-size versions of the Star Wars action figures he has at home! We're pictured here with Jim & Jasper, Tony & Esmae, a TIE Fighter pilot and an Imperial Stormtrooper.
The boys are enjoying the sunnier days by helping us in the yard. Here they are playing in the big pile of leaves they raked. They're also very proud of their wood-stacking abilities.
This weekend, we had a fun and family-filled weekend to celebrate a mother blessing for Keely on Saturday and a party on Sunday for Leif's upcoming second birthday. In addition to many, many friends, both sets of grandparents were here, as well as Auntie Erika and Aunt Nicole & Uncle Sam.
Here are Keely and her women friends at her mother blessing. I wasn't there, obviously, but Keely says it was an emotional and empowering morning that made her feel very loved and prepared for the birth! Thanks to everyone who came to celebrate her!
Hiking with the grandparents along Chester Creek:
Leif's birthday party was another great event with tons of friends coming out on the beautiful fall day to play.
Several boys congregating around the lego table:
Future Auntie Keely and future mom Nicole:
Shiver me timbers! The boys be pirates!
Post-party, we took a hike in the woods of Hartley, enjoying the awesome weather.
The birthday boy, enjoying his cake and ice cream.