The last weekend of summer was spent in Minnesota. Our very special Nana just celebrated her 60th birthday with lots of surprises (Pops provided his own). Our surprise was to show up at her house when she came home from work on a Wednesday. She never expected that! The kids were so excited for that garage door to open! It was fun to be with Nana and the family on her birthday. We miss so many birthday celebrations with that side of the family being so far away. Nana thought her birthday celebration was over, but we surprised her again. Pops offered to take the boys all day Saturday so I was able to set it up for Barb and Cori to come with us for a day at the spa. ahhhhhhhh. It was a wonderful day.
The end of summer in MN means the MN State Fair. So, Pops helped me take the boys and their cousin, Grace there for a couple hours. We hit some rides and of course ate our favorites: mini-donuts, corn on the cob, corn dogs. Yummy. I even let the kids have cotton candy! What a treat!
Dad and I stopped over by the old, old house at 1079 Ingerson in Shoreview to take a photo by the tree we have planted together. This was also the first home to me and my brother and sister. Sadly, the tree had been taken down earlier in the summer after it spilt. Well, it did have a nice long life of over 30 years!
We arrived home to the construction....major construction. The septic system is being installed, which means at least 4 trucks ripping up my backyard. Yes, totally ripping up my entire back yard. The electrician, security guy, and house painter was here power washing the house. And of course the contractor was working on the garage. It was chaotic! Ugh. The garage project is looking great. Boy, I sure will appreciate having an attached garage and art studio upstairs!
The first day of school tomorrow....for all the boys! A big day. More to come....