Minnesota Zoo Trip

The kids had been to the zoo once this year already when Aunt Dori was here, but for some reason they didn’t ride the monorail. So they asked right away if they could today and I said that we could. But we usually do that at the end of the day. So when we finally got around to it and went up, we found out that it was the very last day of the monorail – there isn’t enough money for upkeep and the number of riders has dropped for many years so they just decided that the time had come to retire it. Thus the photo of the kids on the monorail with the unhappy faces. Although they were quite giggly while waiting for the train to come.

Here is one of the photos now and from over eight years ago.

Haven't taken a photo here in many years.

Haven’t taken a photo here in many years.


Liam’s First Fantasy Football Draft

Ten friends spend a long evening at Ruben’s house for their first fantasy football draft. I was amazed at how well the kids did keeping their focus for the few hours that it took even though they did have one break.


Vikings Game

Liam and I went to a preseason Vikings game against the Titans. This would make two games in a row that Liam and I went to that the home team has one.

The highlight for Liam was the wave and throwing paper airplanes (before we were made to stop). The Vikings had a 32-page magazine on everyone’s chair. And since the stadium was only half full, we all got two. When the wave began, after many false starts, we noticed that the people in one section were throwing their magazines up in the air. A couple more passes and we all the biggest confetti wave I’ve ever seen. Well, the only one I’ve seen, but it was big!