Matt took three whole days of vacation to make a quick trip up to Minnesota and Wisconsin. We stayed with my great friend, Rachael, and her family. Jack got along great with Marna, who is three weeks older than him. Although, they did have a few quibbles over a caterpillar they were trying to share (the caterpillar remarkably survived the ordeal). Rachael and Brad live in Uptown in Minneapolis, so they are super close to the three lakes there. We walked over to a playground on Lake Calhoun and spent an evening at the band shell at Lake Harriet–the assisted living dance performance was…interesting. 🙂 But, the kids LOVED the ice cream and popcorn. We also got to see Matt’s friends, Ryan and Per, for at least a few moments. Here’s some cute pics from the first half of our trip.