We were in Duluth for the 4th this year. Spent the afternoon hanging out in the yard, biking, and throwing whipper snappers.


No Pat has not purchased a 6th bike. He was just enjoying a spin on his MIL’s new wheels.

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Got a couple family shots.

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The boys got to hold their first sparklers (we did it during daylight in the evening- they were in no moods to stay up till dark.)


Ryan was freaked out about holding a sparkler, but he finally got up the courage to try it.


The rest of the weekend we spent at the cabin.


We all went swimming off the boat out in the lake, except Ry who just went in briefly and then spent the rest of the time monitoring all swimming activity from the safety of the pontoon.

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Vivi and Sam spent some time in the hammock. I got really close to bribing Viv with my iphone so I could braid her hair, but she backed out last minute.

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Fishing off the dock…reeling them in one after the other.