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Father's Day

We had the best day yesterday celebrating Sten.
We made burgers on the grill, homemade onion rings using THIS recipe, and capped off our meal with a bike ride to DQ.
So thankful for Sten and the way he loves us. I couldn't ask for a better dad for Lucy. She is so lucky!




Pure joy when they handed her this cone!
Hope you felt celebrated and loved, Sten, you are one special guy to Lucy and me!  XO, erica

21 months.

Lucy turned 21 months 2 days ago. This month was full of summertime fun and we've spent lots of days outside beginning to end, just as summer should be. I feel so thankful that this is life as a mom in the summer. While walking to the park or biking to the pool, I sometimes think to myself 'I can't believe I get to be doing this right now'. Summertime with kids is a gift and I am realizing that more and more.

This month has been full of running in place tantrums. This girl knows what she wants and how to get it. I am learning too, and often times I give in too easily.

We made a trip to Chicago this month for Lauren's bridal shower and Lucy loved seeing family. She had so much fun trying to keep up with big cousin Elin and reading books with Grammy. Sten and I had so much fun catching up with everyone and we even got to sneak in a date to Bien Trucha. It was a short weekend, but totally worth it.

I am more and more tired and feel the toll chasing after a toddler t…

Summer is here!

We've already taken TWO trips to Bay Lake! Lucy loves to be in the boat on the "wadoo" (water) and look for "moooons" (loons). She is a great co-captain and loves the opportunity to have boat snacks out on the lake :)

 Rooftop drinks in Minneapolis at Union Rooftop. Missing those tall buildings and bright lights.  After dinner last night Lucy and I biked to the library. She "read" this book the whole way home. It was the best hearing her little voice from the back. Lucy loves the flowers in our pots. She walks up to them and says "gentoo". I'm hoping in 5 weeks she will be as gentle with her little brother....?? probably not.
With the start of June, I know the next 5 weeks are going to fly by until baby comes. We are no where near ready for his arrival, but excited just the same. I can't wait to see what he looks like and what kind of baby he will be. As much as I am ready to be done being pregnant, I am sad to end this season of b…