Bennett Ryan Fam Jam.

The Ryans came to visit us this week! We had a lot of firsts. First Twins game, first big fireworks, first music festival for the kids, first rained out 4th of July parade, and first time surviving 8 people living together for 5 days. We had fun, but to say we are exhausted, is an understatement. Enjoy these fun pictures!

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These boys are so handsome and have grown up so much. They picked up right where they left off and had a great time together. Porter likes to be entertained at all times- and Davis is perfect for that. :-)

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Walking to the parade...I shouted something like "It's only raining if you think it is!" and the heavens opened up and down came the rain.

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It was a beautiful night for a Twins game. I find baseball very boring- but it was so nice to sit outside and eat a hot dog and drink a beer. The kids loved it too.

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The fireworks show starts at 10:00 when the sun sets so we usually don't make it- but this year we were up and at em so we went for it. I'm so glad we did.

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Got this selfie with D at the park. Hello TEETH!

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On Thursday the dads golfed and Carrie and I took the kids to the park. The next day, we shopped, and the dads took the kids to Minnehaha Falls. This picture was taken there...

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We also swam in the creek by our house on a hot humid day...and the kids caught a small perch!

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Then Friday night we went to the Basilica Block Party. I could tell that most of the crew didn't want to go- they felt tired, in general and of each other, but I was not missing it. It's a beautiful music festival on the steps of the Basilica and due to Davis' connections- it's an open bar and VIP seating. Plus, the weather was beautiful. So we went and we got to hear Prince's band, The Revolution, jam to all his hits with a stand-in lead singer. It was AWESOME. The kids, the parents, and everyone had a blast. 

And now, back to the regularly scheduled programming! Back to work tomorrow. Hope you had a great 4th of July!