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Mama Theo Day and the Boring House

We brought home the tag along from the cottage to use at home as Theo is finally big enough to use it. I wasn't sure if it would fit with my rack but it does!

He was a big fan and loved it. 

Maybe, just maybe he'll learn to ride a bike this summer.

After hogging our bed it was time to wake up the sleepy bear for our last Mama Theo day. 

We biked over to Lake Harriet for breakfast. I had always wanted to try Bread and Pickle for breakfast. My breakfast burrito was so filling and Theo loved his parfait. 

After breakfast we played at the playground with all the other toddlers. I started to get sad knowing that I no longer have any young children in my life. Before I know it Theo will be off at school.

We had plans to spend the day at the beach but we were basically the only ones there and there were algae warnings posted. 

We tried Bde Maka Ska but the water there was even worse. To the wading pool it is. 

Still hates getting his face wet. 

Afterwards we went home for lunch, read some books together, then it was time to pick up Meadow from school.

The next day, Theo and I continued our time together by running errands. We're camping next weekend and knew a bug net for our hammock was going to be a necessity. 

We've been trying to teach Theo to ride a two-wheeler bike. The problem might be that he's trying to use a bike that's too small for him.

Theo really wanted his own hiking backpack. I thought he'd eventually take Meadow's but he doesn't want a pink one. With the money he's saved from doing chores he was able to get the gold one. 

We planted two new trees in our yard. I had to get a photo with the kids to see how the tree and they grow every year. Like we used to do at our first house.

We planted a pine in the front yard, but we could not decide where to plant this second one. We finally settled on this location even though its near our garages electrical line. If it does indeed kill power to our garage, we'll need a new 240 volt breaker run to the garage for an EV anyways.

We had some lead rehabilitation work being done at our house this week. Which means we weren't allowed to be in our home for 5 days. Unfortunately the timing was really bad. 

I had a job the follwing week that would take us on a workcation, but the contractors had a specific timeline.

 As it was also Meadow's last week of school we had no choice but to stay in the house they use for situations like this. 

It makes me appreciate where we live now so much more. 

I think if they just put some halfway decent furniture in here, it wouldn't be so bad. But it sounds like the city has problems with people damaging things. Ugh.

I had my yearly shoot at the Lund factory in New York Mills, but unfortunately the kids and Brooke couldn't tag along. Meadow really, really wanted to attend the last day of school.

We made her miss her last day of school last year and she didn't want to do it again. In hindsight we probably should have because it'll be harder to do as as she gets older. 

This year I stayed in Menahga at the Spirit Lake Resort and Motel instead of my usual digs in Detroit Lakes.

Since I was all by lonesome, I went for a walk around the town.

Once you get far enough west in Minnesota you feel like you're in the wild west.

We've had more than usual hazy days so far this summer with the Canadian wildfires. Theo and I went to go pick up Meadow from school and I had no idea how bad it had gotten. It smelled like a campfire outside and the smoke was so thick you couldn't see the skyline. 

I thought it was bad in New York Mills, but by the time I got to Minneapolis it looked post-apocalyptic.

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