Thursday, July 24, 2014

Raspberry Days and Fun Cabin Days!

Harrison represented Hopkins Hockey in the Raspberry Day Parade! (You'll notice he situated himself in between some girl's hockey players...he's no dummy!)

Quinn loved the parade!  Lots of princesses and Candy!
 After sitting back in chair for the first few floats, she soon realized that a street side seat next to our neighbor Nora was the place to be!
Harrison spent a few days at the Young Family island but unfortunately I don't have pictures because he got to go with just grandma and grandpa!

The kids and Matt spent a few days at the Lichty family cabin.  Lots of water time!
Grandpa hard at work!

 Kids fishing fish but lots of fun!

 Loving time with Auntie Suzanne!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Happy 6th Birthday Fitz!

 Hard to believe that Harrison is 6 years old!  Also hard to believe that it was 60 degrees on July 14th! We had to make some modifications to his "All Star Baseball" birthday party but it worked out just fine. A good way to celebrate Harrison and the All Star Game being in Minneapolis.

 Kids Create Art Studio came in a lead the kids in making their own unique clay jerseys.

 The annual birthday pinnate...always interesting when you have 11 kids swinging a bat for candy!
 A little cake anyone???

 9 buddies, 1 Gal Pal, and a little sister...a great crew to celebrate!

 Harrison was also duly celebrated by his grandparents, aunts and uncles.  Lots of LEGOS!!!  Much to his excitement!
 Happy birthday to the worlds sweetest, funniest, most adorable 6 year old!  As he was going to bed on the night of his birthday, just before I was leaving his room, he said "Mom...thanks for a great birthday"...Thank you Harrison for being you!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

After the rain...

June was the 2nd rainiest month on record.  Finally able to get out and enjoy some sun!

Cousins Anna and Natalie are visiting from Hawaii for the summer.  Always fun to hang with them!

A trip to the Science Museum to see the Dinosaur Exhibit!
 Always a summer favorite...picnic at Minihaha Falls!

Our little firecracker was ready for the fourth of July!

The Swenson Lake Place is always perfect on the fourth!  Good friends, food, drinks and LOTS of water fun!  

I was able to score some company ticket to a suite at the Twins v. Yankees game.  (H better not get used to these!)  He loved it though!
 After 6 years, there is no longer a crib in the Lichty house.  A little weird but it was time.

Don't let this picture fool you, she still can be a pain going to bed!
 Harrison is in the blue strip shirt in the middle.  He did a theater camp at Stages Theater.  Pretty cute!  He has also done a Star Wars Art Camp and next week is Golf Camp.  So many fun options!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Father's Day 2014

Happy Father's Day to a really great Dad!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

The Start of Summer! (Finally!)

To get the summer started off right, we held our 3rd Annual "Last Minute Memorial Day BBQ".  We wait and see what the weather forecast looks like and if it is nice, we send out an email the week of Memorial Day.  This year we rented a bounce house since we had 31 kids!  So fun to see them all having a blast together!

Harrison is one of the "boys of summer" playing coach pitch baseball.  Amazing how these kids improved in such a short time.

Q has been having some play dates.  She has been playing a lot with her former "nanny share" pal Audra.
Harrison graduated from Stepping Stones. It is bittersweet.  We have loved everything he has done there the last two years but are excited for the next stage...Kindergarten!
We will particularly miss Ms. Coreen. Love her so!
To celebrate the end of school, we went to Burger Jones for dinner and to ride the Lake Harriet Street car.

The kids were excited  to see their cousin Baby Teddy!

 Just a couple of cute pics of the kids (or at least I think so)!   Safety first for Harrison!  He got some safety goggles and loves to wear them biking too.  According to him, he doesn't have to worry about sand or bugs going in his eyes when he is going so fast if he is wearing the goggles. Fair enough...
Then there is this one....she is loving being able to be outside! When it is time to come in, she typically responds "No thanks, I'm good."
Mr. Lichty wants to wish Avery a good summer!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mother's Day

Mother's Day started with Auntie giving the kids their gifts from NYC.  Our little Statue of Liberties!

Two great mom's and AMAZING grandma's were celebrating with us!

Sunday Funday! Matt should have been in the picture since he really made today great.  I got to go to yoga, he made a shrimp boil and cleaned up after! Plus a gift card to a fun boutique!

Harrison made me a tile coaster (for my coffee). He was so proud.  He hid it in his room all weekend and was so excited to present it to me.  Luckiest mom ever!!! They are growing up way to fast.