Wordless Wednesday

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>Trap Shooting

>Mike wanted to see if Avery could handle the guns shooting if he were to take him hunting this fall. Avery doesn’t handle the noise well when we go to parades so it might not be fun to go out hunting with the loud noise. But he did fine! Mike had some ear muffs to keep some of the sound out and it helped him to relax.

The boys also got their first chance to shoot a gun while we were out there. If I remember right it was a 410 that they shot. Still a little big for them but they definitely thought it was pretty cool. Even mom got to shoot the gun and try to hit some of the clay pigeons. Didn’t do too bad but nothing spectacular. It was the first time I have ever really shot at a moving target with such a big gun.

Here are some pictures from our adventure but of course there are no pictures of mom because I’m always the one behind the camera!

>Busy Month…

>So what can I say, it’s been a busy few weeks and I haven’t posted! I have lots to catch you up on. Let’s see…after Father’s Day weekend we spent the weekend at a softball tournament. Mike played with a bunch of his old softball buddies in honor of their friend Tim Voigt who has Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS). It is an excuse for everyone to get together once a year. Everyone had a good time and the boys really enjoyed watching their dad play.

4th of July
Then came the 4th of July weekend. The kids were especially excited to attend the annual parade in Elysian. The parade wasn’t as good as in past years but it didn’t matter to the kids! After the parade we headed to the lake to take the jet ski (Mike’s uncle’s) out on the water. After some fun at the beach we were off to watch the fireworks. The kids were quite tired by then but enjoyed it. If we could just get Avery over his fear of the loud noises…need to get some ear plugs for that kid!

Moondogs & Fun Days
Last weekend was spent with more fun at the Moondogs game and North Mankato Fun Days. Friday night we went to the Moondogs game Grandpa Bruce & Grandma Patty. The game was lots of fun and the first one we have gone to all year. Unfortunately the Dogs didn’t win. Saturday was the parade. We were having a good time until Avery started to get sick. He started out whiny and then would just lay on Mike’s lap. Eventually I took him inside where he threw up. He was pretty miserable but eventually decided he felt better and we went down to the carnival and did a few rides. He got scared on one of them and decided that he was done. After we got back to Grandma Sue’s house he was not feeling well again.

Enjoy the pictures and I promise I will TRY to get better at posting things on here!