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I know, I know, this update is super late but better late than never.  We had a fantastic time while The Scottish’s parents were in town, and we got to show them more of what the Twin Cities has to offer.  I love Minneapolis and St. Paul and each time they visit I get more ideas of places to visit and things to do.  We are already excited for next May!  🙂

This post is going to be extremely photo-heavy and perhaps not super interesting to most of you readers.  But for our family it’s a great way to relive a wonderful trip and a place to store all these memories.  I hope you enjoy the pictures.

During their three weeks here we took a lot of long walks around the neighborhood.  Fresh spring air is good for everyone.

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We had The Wee Two’s baptism while Gran and Papa were in town so they could be a part of it.  It was very special to have family from both sides at a big event as that rarely happens for us.

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The Wee Two had support parents just like The Wee One!

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Here The Wee One is examining The Wee Two’s quaich, which is a special Scottish drinking cup usually given as a gift to commemorate big events in one’s life.  We also received a quaich at our wedding from The Scottish’s friends.

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We went to the Mall of America a few times while they were here to visit the Children’s Museum, Sea Life Aquarium, and the Rainforest Cafe, which totally scared The Wee One.  I love having such a big and versatile mall so close by.  We plan on taking The Wee One to Nickelodeon Universe soon so he can try out the kiddie rides.

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We took a boat tour on Lake Minnetonka with my parents as well.  Despite being a bit chilly, it was a lovely day.

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We went to the MN Landscape Arboretum which was a big hit with Gran and Papa since they love to garden.

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We lucked out and saw a fawn resting and awake near the path.  Such a beautiful creature!

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We HAD to go to the Minnesota Zoo like we do every year.  It’s one of the best kid-friendly places in the area and it’s so close to our house.

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We also spent time hanging out and working in the backyard.  And plenty of time playing and relaxing in the house.

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This is the best pic we got of both boys in their “best big/little brother” shirts.

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It’s always sad to say goodbye when we know it will most likely be a full year before we see them again, but we do an awesome job of making the most of our time together.  And there’s always our once a month Skype sessions!  We hope that The Wee One will chat more with Grandpa and Grandma now that he’s older and will be able to remember their visit.

Thanks for a great trip Papa and Gran Scottish!  Miss you guys!

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What is something fun you’ve done this summer in your home city?  Do share!

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