Children’s Museum’s Blower

For the last post I thought sharing a pair of videos would work better than trying to describe them.

The device let kids craft objects to be flung into the air by the giant fan (or they could opt to use plastic bags.)

Thunderer opted for a plastic bag.

Superman later joined the fun.

Sadly, it was soon time to be done.

A final run through the treehouse with the teens guiding the way and it was time to head home with tired and happy babies.

-FF

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Children’s Museum the Third

Behind the painting wall was a rubber band art board that Little Miss helped Thunderer with.

Some kind of lego-like building where Superman spent some very concentration heavy time.


Ultimatly creating this.

Speaking of building, there was also an area with real tools for the kids to interact with.

TJ found a clear spot to do some hammering.

There was a hand crank drill.

And then Newbie found the hammer station and tried her hand at it.

There was a wood sawing area too, so after some setup…

The teens raced through a pair of pieces.

-FF

Santa Time

Can’t catch up to Christmas pictures itself without the obligatory picture with Santa hosted at the local fire department!

Meanwhile, on the walk back, TJ found an icilcle and decieded to weild it, ready for action.

-FF

Morning Goodbyes

Sunday morning of this fast Iowa trip came far too soon.

We were sure to first burn off some energy at the playground at the elmentary right down the hill.


And try out the slingshot helicoptors that Mom and Pops had gotten for them…

We’ll admire the geese…

And then gather up for a group shot because it’s time to go.

The trip home was fortunately a lot less stressful than the trip South. We felt a bit robbed by the van breaking down, but we made the best out of the hiccup that we could.

Still a little wary of trying the trip again thanks to the van’s performance, but we’ll see.

-FF

Pet Cuddles

The kids all got to appreciate Mom and Pops’ pets too while there.

Thunderer was especially taken with their dog Charlie.

When compared to Thunderer he was a horse! She had no fear though and enjoyed hugging the big puppy every chance she could get.

Maddie is their older, smaller, and sweet pupper who could be trusted outside a bit more without heavy supervision.

Then the cat Peaches who was very aloof the first night we were there but once she realized we were mostly harmless allowed the kids.

She helped fulfill Little Miss’ cat quota too.



-FF