Saturday, September 28, 2013

September 28, 2013

The end of summer is one of my favorite times of year! We have been busy trying to fit in all of the fun things we had talked about doing this summer. One of those fun things was having a bonfire at Grandma and Grandpa Distad's house.

Here is Charlotte enjoying a s'more!

Grandma and Grandpa's dogs were hopeful, but Charlotte was not going to share the deliciousness of a s'more.

Charlotte enjoyed being goofy with Grandma and Grandpa even more than eating s'mores!

She got 4-wheeler ride with Grandpa, and I think she liked it even more than last summer. She asked for a longer ride and was all smiles.

The end of summer would be sad, if not for the Minnesota State Fair! This was Charlotte's third year at the fair and it gets better every year.

She took her first ride down the Giant Slide with Daddy.

Rode some rides. Check out that relaxed pose - just ridin' in a whale, chillin', no big deal.

We rode the carousel! She picked the pink horse and had a blast. I felt motion sick and most enjoyed the ride when it wasn't moving (it was still fun being with Charlotte).

I have no idea when this photo was taken, but it was somewhere on the fairgrounds and it makes me laugh.

Charlotte met Champ! We were surprised to learn that it was UMD day at the fair. As alum we both got a carabiner with a compass - Charlotte likes them very much. She looks like she wants to get away from Champ in the photo above, but she was actually excited for this photo. It happened very quickly so she might have been a bit overwhelmed. Goldy is still her favorite!

Our fair day ended with Charlotte's first jump on the trampolines. She was very excited to do this and told us that she "decided not to do a flip." Perhaps next year she'll be able to get enough height in her jumps to consider a flip. :)

Today we got to celebrate Charlotte's cousin, Molly's, 1st birthday. She'll turn 1 on Monday and is already walking like a pro. I neglected to bring my camera, so I don't have any photos to share but it was a fun afternoon. Next up on our family adventure agenda: The Great Pumpkin Harvest at Grandma and Grandpa's House! 



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