Children’s Mueseum

With grandparents in two it was time to scout out the children’s museum after the dance recital.

Thunderer was immediately attracted to the sand activity area.

Newbie sampled the ice fishing activity.

There was a large treehouse area that was really neat. A giant maze really.

Superman found a cozy seat at the base that he enjoyed ‘hanging out’ in.

Though soon he was headed up into the treehouse itself.

We got tons of pictures from this place. Even a rare shot of TJ hanging out in the tree house!

There were conveniently placed stairs in the center, highlighting all of the native trees, for adult sized people to go up and help keep an eye on their younglings.

-FF

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Winter Dance Recital 2017

Time for another dance recital for Little Miss!

This time, because Mom and Pops came up for it, we all managed to go.

Some of them more patiently than others.

We even managed to “corner” Little Miss for a picture afterward.

-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