Since we've moved, the twins are asking where our "new" paddlewheel boat is (we cruised the St. Croix in Stillwater last summer) where are new Mall of America is (uh...Midland Mall? It has an Auntie Anne's...) and where our new Zoo is. So we have been searching for replacements!
Last week the Princess Wenonah began giving FREE morning history cruises on the Saginaw River, so we went "all aboard" and took a boat ride! It wasn't a paddlewheel...it's actually a retired ferry boat, but it's about as close as we are going to get right now. That's Aunt L walking C on the boat, the same thing she did 3 summers ago when we took the one year old twins on a Mississippi River Cruise in Minneapolis! C is *this close* to walking - he has actually taken a couple of steps accidentally! Very soon he's going to let go and find out how fun walking really is!
|I cut my first molar last week, too!|
Below, that's Me, N, C, and M all lined up in the back of the loaner Ford Escape we had for a week because my van was in the shop for recall repairs. The boys thought it was hilariously fun, but I am very happy to have my van back this morning!!!
"The train ride!" (obviously)
N answered, "The elephant!"
The largest animal there was the cow, for goodness sakes! Even the MN Zoo doesn't have an elephant. Sheesh.
Then we had a backyard picnic and sprinkler bonanza with the grandparents K.
|Uncle D and Aunt J relaxing in the wagon seat|
The Bay City Fireworks are hands down the very best fireworks I have ever, ever seen in my life. It's been 9 years since I've seen them and I just have to say...
there's no place like home.