S: Minnesota - May - November - 2010
BC: We miss you already... Love Jasmine & Daisy
FC: Minnesota Trip May - November 2010
1: Aai and Baba arrived in Minnesota in May. We had nearly six months of time as a family. We spent time at the cabin, preparing for baby Bandekar's arrival and traveled to South Dakota and Duluth, MN. We were lucky to celebrate Pooja's, Guru's and Baba's birthdays together as well as Ganpati, Dasera, and Diwali.
2: "A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken" - James Dent
3: For Memorial Day we went to the cabin with Chris' whole family. Little Poul enjoyed jumping off the dock, we went for a boat ride,, and swam in the middle of the lake. The weather was warm, and the days were long. Welcome to summer.
5: On the last day at the cabin we celebrated the kid's birthdays! Thomas (13) Kaitlynn (11) Little Poul (3)
6: We celebrated Pooja's 30th birthday with presents, cake and a movie on a rainy afternoon.
7: Saturday morning we visited the farmers market to buy fresh veggies
8: July 4th Holiday we drove to the Black Hills of South Dakota for camping and sight seeing. We visited Bear Country, Crazy Horse National Monument, Custer State Park and Mount Rushmore.
9: We stayed at the KOA campground and slept in tents. We cooked food over the little gas burner and enjoyed a campfire every night.
11: Bear Country Hill City, South Dakota
12: Crazy Horse National Monument
13: Hiking in Custer State Park
14: Pooja and Baba relax before Lunch at a roadside dinner | American Bison and Pronhorn sheep
15: The afternoon we visited Mount Rushmore it was cloudy and cold.
16: Badlands National Park South Dakota It was COLD
17: Shopping in Wall Drug | Wall Drug South Dakota
18: Cats and dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole. - Bettina Eddie
19: Daisy arrived in July. She weighed only 7 pounds and was very small. Aai and Baba took care of her every day in the yard. Daisy and Baba enjoyed walks in the neighborhood. She loved to be in the kitchen with Aai and was even learning Marathi.
20: In August we went to the MN State Fair
22: Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn. ~Elizabeth Lawrence
23: In September we walked Daisy and Jasmine at Falls Park in Minneapolis.
25: Jasmine & Daisy wore fairy wings at the Renaissance Festival!
26: Yard Work with Jasmine & Daisy
27: Guru's Birthday
28: Vibhuti visited in October - We went to an apple orchard and walked through the corn maze
29: Mendi before the baby shower | Making Apple Pie
30: Nearly 30 people came to celebrate baby Bandekar with Oti, games, food and gifts!
31: Baby Shower October 17, 2010
32: We visited Duluth MN and saw many parks on the north shore of Lake Superior. The dogs enjoyed the fresh air but it was cold.
36: Building a Baby's Room
38: Happy Diwali
39: Happy Birthday Baba