Friday, August 14, 2009

Busy Linkerts

Decided to post a bunch of pictures showing what we've been up to lately. A couple weeks ago, we had the neighborhood night out picnic in the park across the street. It's always fun to visit with the neighbors!

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A police squad came by with McGruff.

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And we recieved the obligatory crayons and books from Officer Hughs.

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The neighborhood girls get locked up.

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Then the girls got to check out the firetruck!

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And get the obligatory firefighter hats.

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As we were eating, Maeve suddenly got it into her head to give everyone a hug. She went from table to table hugging nearly everyone.

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Can't forget about Donna!

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As I mentioned before... Cecelia been big into these Duplos lately.

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Maeve had her final t-ball game last week. It was an exhibition game in the middle of the Babe Ruth Regionals, so there was a huge crowd. Maeve went along the entire outfield fence to give all the fans a high five!

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Here are her buddies. They had a lot of fun I think.

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Our friend Alisa came to play. She did a great job running the bases... even when it wasn't her turn to bat!

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Cecelia and Mom watch.

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Maeve coming home!

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Alisa gets some help from Mom.

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A big hug from teammate Riley. Coach Tim was great!

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Daddy and Cecelia watch.

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Dairy Queen donated some Dilly bars to the players.

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Our friends, the Quevedos came by for lunch on the deck, and a nice visit.

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The annual Link/Nessel get together at Howard and Ellies happened last weekend. They live on a great, sandy lake with virutually no weeds. The girls loved swimming!

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Maeve was queen of the big yellow float for the day.

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Cousins enjoying the water.

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Zach pulling mom and dad around.

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As I said, the water was perfect. Warm, and very shallow. The kids had a great time!

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Captain Ken took us out for a bit of a boat ride... Cecelia loved going fast. We gotta get another boat soon.

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Water volleyball is the standard game to play at the Nessels.

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The girls and I having some fun!

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We went to Roger and Tina's quintet concert at Lake Harriet. The girls loved dancing!

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For some reason or other... we biked alot this last week. It started Tuesday when all I really needed to do was to go to Carver Park to pick up a dropped hat. It ended up with us loading the car with our bikes to include a bike ride.

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A gift from Sweden... cute dresses.

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And a Pippi Longstocking book!

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A quick supper before our 2nd bike ride of the week at Baker park.

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Taking a break on our ride.

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Some nifty new clothes. Very sheek!

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A dragon!

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Rain!

Rain!
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Huh?!
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Up!

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Wet!

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Down!
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Puddle!
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March!

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Sandals!
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Splash!

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Penultimate!
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Wet.
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Monday, August 10, 2009

Basso at Carver Park

With Josh gone for the day, I loaded the kids up in the "Bandman" (or new car) and we headed to the Carver Park Reserve for a nature walk, play, and lunch.

They have a cool nature center there, with lots of neat stuffed animals to see.

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Then on our walk around Crosby Lake! Maeve takes the lead.

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Rock memorializing Mr. Crosby.

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"Which way should we go kids?"

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Ok... that way!

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Good friends.

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Taking a break on our walk.

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Then onward we go... Wait Maeve!

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We take a break at every bench.

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Kendall and Maeve get ahead of us a bit... but wait nicely.

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Mason is the plodder, but he keeps moving!

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Tree inspection.

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Mason takes a break.

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The kids do a great job staying together!

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The playground here is fun... full of "habitats" so they can pretend they are animals. Here we have bees pollinating flowers.

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Cute picture of Kendall.

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Cecelia inspects the beaver dam.

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Mason leaps from lily pad to lily pad.

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Then a picnic lunch. What a great day!

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