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THE HELGESONS | WINTER PICNIC AT POINT BEACH | TWO RIVERS, WICONSIN

Who goes on a picnic to the beach during Winter, Am I right?! The answer is us. Yes, we are indeed strange people. No doubt! Point Beach in Two Rivers is one of our favorite spots to visit on the weekends throughout the year. This park is covered in tall pines, boardwalks, sand dunes, beaches, the Rawley Point Lighthouse, millions of; rocks, corral, fossils, and minerals gracing the shoreline, and a campground. We love this place so much that we were out here two weeks in a row; one to play around in the sand before it was too cold, and the second to capture a couple very much in love on their weekend getaway. You can read more about Chelsea x Nate's Point Beach Couples session here.

We planned this afternoon outing around playing in the sand, drinking vegan hot cocoa, and some delicious homemade apple fritters made by my Dad. Ie..also the guy who took the images of all three of us. Troy and I took it upon ourselves to get a mini branding session for ourselves in while Cole and Pa Pa played. I've got to say I'm kind of addicted to flirting with my husband while he takes pictures of me now! I don't think I've ever felt so comfortable in front of the camera.

So without anymore dragging on, here is our little rebel family picnicking on the beach in late November. lol. Let me know in the comments below if you're crazy enough to venture out into the 30º weather to play in the sand? Or what is the craziest thing you've done in the cold weather?

Elle's shirt Torrid  //  Cole's Outfit thrifted Once Upon a Child   //  Location Point Beach

THE HELGESONS | COLES PIRATE PARTY | GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN

THE HELGESONS | COLES PIRATE PARTY | GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN

Party Like a Pirate. Well.....Let's just say. I'm spent. 

A four year old's Birthday Party is exhausting. Like grab a group of 21 year old's and a bunch of Red Bull, mix it with techno music and pulsing lights with glow sticks. That will not even come close to the amount of party hard that these kids did. It's been a week and I'm still taking naps to get over my pirate hang over. No there was no alcohol involved. Unfortunately! 

THE HELGESONS | NATIONAL RAILROAD MUSEUM BIRTHDAY | ALLOUEZ, WI

This little man could not wait to get his hands on some cherries off our trees. Since it is his Birthday and he only asked for the Thomas Cake, which you can check out here. We figured that a few not so ripe cherries would be okay. So we entertained him and he entertained Mama for a few images of him being cute picking cherries with Daddy.

Cole had such a special 3rd Birthday blowing out his candles on his cake, picking cherries, and then going to A Day Out With Thomas at our National Train Museum. We celebrate simply and we like to keep it just Mama and Daddy. I mean we are the three that were there the day he was created and born so it seems only right.

A Day Out With Thomas was above everything Cole could have ever dreamed up. Although, a little overwhelmed and tired from all the festivities he was ecstatic to get to see Thomas up close. Thomas even talks and has moving facial expressions, which kinda freaked me out at first but we warmed up to quickly because who can resist cute little Thomas...or in this case huge Thomas!

Comment below. Have you had Door County Cherries before? If not, what is your favorite fruit to pick your own? Have you been to A Day Out With Thomas? Who is your favorite Thomas character? Personally, I love Cranky because he's my twin and Cole loves Percy a ton!

A Day Out With Thomas

Also known as the Cole's 3rd Birthday Part II.