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We went to visit friends Michael, Natalie and Max for a play date. Max is just 3 days younger than Lucy.
|Lucy playing on the floor||Max & Lucy played great together|
Lucy with her Dad, and cute peekaboo shot.
|Crawling to the camera||Pouty lip|
|Sean & Lucy||Peekaboo!|
Lucy in her high chair, eating–of course–Cheerios.
|Imperious queen of the high chair||Enjoying Cheerios|
|Lucy||Wondering what Dad is doing with that camera|
|Giggly girl||A little tousled|
|Sleepy||Experimenting with her tongue|
We headed out to Prescott, to visit Grandma and Grandpa.
|Digging for goodies in the diaper bag||First have to figure out how to get into it|
|Something of interest||Success–a plastic lid!|
Hanging out in the front yard, enjoying Lucy's new swing, throwing the ball for Kirby.
|Lucy in her swing||Swinging|
|She saw something interesting?||Lucy|
|Front yard in the morning||Swing hanging from Oak tree|
|Watching Kirby||Puzzled ?|
|Or maybe just bored||Entertained, watching Kirby|
|Wondering what Kirby is going to do next||Watching|
|Time for a nap!|
We spent a couple of hours visiting Murphy's Landing, in Shakopee–a living history museum with buildings spanning a period from the 1840s through 1890.
|Riding the horse-drawn wagon, to get to the first cabin||Lucy gets her first up-close look at a real horse|
|Joana and Lucy||Window in old (original) cabin|
|Log cabin detail||Log cabin detail|
|Wood cart in front of barn||Wood cart|
|Important to stay hydrated today–temp was in the upper 90s||Villager walking past barn|
|We took a break near the schoolhouse to sit on the ground and play||Playing with a 1850s-era stick|
|Sticks taste good!||En garde!|
|Interesting stuff can always be found on the ground||Showing Mom her newest stick|
|Lucy with her Dad||Flossing|
|Joana and Lucy||Gazebo in the center of the village|
|Riding the wagon back to the park entrance||Lucy had a great time|
Back from Murphy's Landing, Lucy enjoys her dinner, and then spends some time reading books.
|Shy girl, or just a blink?||Fuzzy, but great Lucy-face|
|Wow, that's one tired-looking girl!||Momentarily distracted|
|Lucy||Picking out food from the tray|
|Joana displays her latest new cookie that she developed||Lucy loves reading through her many books, first pulling most of them out of the bookcase|
|Lots of great books in this pile|
We bought a little backyard swimming pool for Lucy. Here she and Joana enjoy some time in the pool on an exceptionally hot day. Lucy absolutely loved the water.
|Lucy really loved being in the water||A good hat is essential|
|Lucy smiles, watching Joana make some splashes||The splashes get closer|
|Crawling off to a more interesting section of the pool||Hey, there's Mom's leg!|
|Found a little toy to play with||Concentrating on the toy|
|Wondering if the water is indeed bluer on the other side of Mom's leg||Sign of intense concentration–the tongue comes out|
|Beautiful blue eyes||Giggling|
|Lucy giggled like mad when Mom dragged her through the water||Wheeee|
|Crawling off to uncharted territory||Just took a splash to the face, and loves it|
|Mom & Lucy in the pool||Making some splashes|
|Brief pause to digest the fact that water hit her in the face||Mom demonstrates pouring water|
|Gnawing on a cup||Watching something–maybe the dogs?|
|Getting a bit tired, perhaps?||Nope..|
|Reaching for her floating seat||Wet girl|
|Kirby does his Border Collie stare-at-the-ball thing||What the ball sees|
|Kirby||Jack (and Klondike, in the background)|
|Jack the Jack Russell Terrier||Jack likes the country life|
|Tired girl||That sure was refreshing!|
We spent a night with our friends, Rick & Pam, at their cabin in Wisconsin (Half Moon Lake). Great setting, good friends, cool cabin–what more could anybody ask for?
|The drive begins||Lucy|
|Rick||Dock and boat lift|
|Now that's just plain silly!||Lucy has some lunch|
|Lucy's first time wearing a PFD, we set out for an evening cruise||Lucy is fairly calm (sleepy)|
|Pam and Sarah||Rick, our pilot|
|Joana and Lucy||Lucy|
|Rick and Sarah||Lucy, getting quite tired now|
|Hair blowing in the breeze||Mother and daughter|
|Sarah drifts off as well||Lucy and Joana|
|Eyes at half mast|
We stayed at Rick & Pam's through Sunday afternoon, enjoying unusually warm water temperatures.
|Sean, Lucy and Joana||Joana and Lucy|
|Sarah, floating in her turtle||Just a perfect day for a swim|
|Joana with Lucy||Swirling Lucy around–which she loved|
|Joana & Lucy float out into the lake||Pam let us use this very cool mom-and-baby flotation thing|
|Everybody floats||Sarah floats over to visit Lucy|
|Joana, Lucy, Sarah||Joana & Lucy|
|Lucy loved being in the water||Joana & Lucy|
|After lots of swimming, we hang out inside, playing in the cabin||Sarah and Pam|
|Sarah and Pam||Joana and Lucy|
|Time for some dinner||Lucy has some dinner|
|Lucy's high chair||Play area in the family room|
After Sean returned from helping Tom sheetrock part of his garage, we took Lucy to a local park/playground.
|Lucy arrives at the park||In the swing|
|Sporty new sunglasses||Elton John lookalike?|
|Pretty amused by whatever Mom is doing||She very much enjoyed playing in the sand|
|Something is going on up there||Focused on the task at hand|
|Very serious about sand||She loved picking it up and scattering it|
|Wheeee||Startled by some other kid that showed up out of nowhere|