Liam & Dagny have the exact same birthday, just one year apart!
While they had their squabbles, these two were just the cutest together!
Liam also had some special time with his Godfather Paul...
...while Finn finally met my best friend!
Liam had quite the busy week! He rode the alpine slide up at Big Mountain & skinny dipped in not only Whitefish Lake but also Flathead Lake. Had one icecream cone everyday, because when it's the family business...you indulge! Fed the chickens at his cousins house (and now insists that we too buy chickens & build a coop). Took a sunset ride on the John Deere lawnmower, & a few special trips in Grandpa's truck (with no slow plow on it for summer, much to Liam's dismay). He captained the pontoon boat & walked up the river. Liam is happiest when he's outdoors, so he fully enjoyed all the wide open spaces Montana had to offer him!
Conor played a couple rounds of golf on the course he grew up on, & then brought Liam out on the range with him. We borrowed a small set of clubs from the Junior Golf league which gave Liam the first opportunity to swing some real clubs around. Watching them walk to the range with their bags on their backs was just the sweetest thing. Liam could barely walk straight since the bag was so big, but it was cute nonetheless. The clubs were definitely too heavy for our little guy, but he gave it his all. I think he enjoyed shagging all the balls far more than anything else however. Seeing all my boys together on the course gave me a brief little glimpse into our future. I hope Liam & Finn develop the same love for the sport that Conor has.
My favorite part of the trip was our huckleberry picking adventure! Since Conor & I are both from the PNW, huckleberries speak to our hearts. So tart, so hard to find, so delicious. They only grow in the wild, and sometimes it's fierce competition (with bears, deer, & fellow pickers) to find the best patch. Picking on Crane Mountain right outside Bigfork, MT has always been a fun tradition of ours. This was the first year Liam joined us, and it lived up to every hope I had for the trip. Finn slept soundly the entire time (2+ hours), so it was really a moment we got to enjoy with just Liam. He proudly wore his tin can around his neck, picking every huckleberry he spotted. Our fingers were purple & our legs pretty scraped up, but he loved it! I cannot wait for more huckleberry adventures, & perhaps our little Huckleberry Finn will get in on the action next year!