Tuesday, August 16, 2011


The kids and I took a mini-getaway with my Mom last week (the BIG getaway is coming up later this week) We packed up my mom-mobile and headed north to Duluth for a few days of toddler focused fun and thankfully, the weather was perfect! I can count on one hand the number of times in my life that I've been able to be outside in Duluth without a jacket. Yes, even in August it's cold up there! But, the sun was out and we enjoyed the summer heat. We slept at a hotel (a highlight for both kids!) and hit up nearly ever tourist attactraction in the city. By the time we got on the highway to begin our 3 hour drive home, the kids were soundly sleeping! We clearly had very tired kids after two days jam packed full of fun!

Now, about our BIG getaway....we've been counting down the months, and more recently the days, because we're heading south for a Disney Cruise! We'll be hanging out with Uncle Peter, Auntie Lynn, Miles, Grace, Grandma, and Grandpa as well as Mickey and the rest of the gang. Graham and Amelia are soooo excited and I'm confident they don't even understand what a cruise ship is or the amount of fun that is in store for them. Stay tuned for pictures of what I'm sure will be Graham and Amelia's version of heaven!

Lake Superior is COLD!

Hanging out in the rose garden

Hanging with Grandma

We took a harbor cruise and Mr. Confident walked right up to the captain to ask if he could drive the boat. Luckily, we had a very patient and friendly captain and sure enough, Graham steered the 'Vista Queen' and it's 200 passengers around the Duluth harbor!