Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Fun without sun

Plenty of fun in the sun happened this summer...and some even without the sun.

On a warm but rainy day, jumping in the puddles and trying to "skip rocks" across them was the perfect activity. Sometimes simple is best!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Fun in the sun

Plenty of time was spent outdoors this summer, including the Fourth of July weekend. We spent one day at the lake with the Butcher family and the other at Uncle Mike's new apartment on Lake Waconia where he had a big bash...

Yes, that is one of the biggest 'slip-n-slides" you have probably ever seen...about 65 feet down a steep hill leading toward the, it did not all fit in my picture. It was enjoyed by grown ups and kids alike, especially Collin and his "buddy" Tyson.

We finished up the day with fireworks, although I think the mosquitoes had more fun than the spectators that evening. Ah, the ups and downs of a MN summer!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Mummy madness

One family adventure earlier this summer was to go the King Tut exhibit at the Science Museum. Cousins Kalie and Riley spent the weekend and joined us for the event...

We learned all about mummies during the omni-theather movie, then walked through the exhibit itself. As they did not allow photography in the exhibit area, here is my best Egyptian picture of the day, Queen Kalie!

We also took some time to see what the rest of the museum had to offer, especially the hands-on activities...Nice job, Riley!

Fun was found both inside and out, including the outdoor garden maze (picture). What a great day!