A Picture A Week- Week 13

St. Paul Downtown Farmer's Market

The farmer's market is by far one of my favorite family weekly traditions in the summer.  We have it down to a system.  Most days it is quite busy and full of people.  I love the energy and the excitement.  Vida is strapped in and thrown food items to keep her entertained.  Lawson runs between Josh and I  "helping."  Josh focuses on pushing the stroller, keeping up, and catching the bags of fresh produce I throw at him.  We grab lunch and sit wherever to listen to whatever musician is playing that day. A quick stop at Mears park for some rock climbing and back home to get the kids in bed for nap time.  

I never really get a chance to take pictures because we are a bit more focused on not loosing our children in the crowd of people.  Plus the experience is just to good to miss.  I will have to go without the family one of these days to take a few pics of the rest of the market, but for now this will have to do.

If you haven't taken the time to check out the downtown St. Paul Farmer's Market I highly recommend it.   

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Week 11

My baby is all of a sudden not such a baby anymore.  She is getting so big!  I want time to slow down a bit.  To savor all these baby smells and snuggles.  She recently sprouted a crop of curls.  It is these little details that I want to remember my sweet baby girl. 

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Week 10

A few weeks ago we went up to the family cabin on Lake Vermillion.  It will always be a magical place from my childhood filled with laughter, running through the woods, and enjoying the lake.  To share such a special place with my children is absolutely priceless.

I was trying to get a picture of this bear on its' own, but Lawson refused.  It has been around a very LONG time and yet it still is a cabin favorite.  Our packed toys never left the car.

The power went out late in the afternoon because of a storm.  This allowed me the opportunity to play a bit with the light available.  Lawson was very confused and insisted that we simply "Turn it back on."  I absolutely love how this picture turned out and also love that I did not have to help with this puzzle at all.