Another Day at Valleyfair

Although we began the day at the Minneapolis Farmers Market

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Liam was acting goofy here to be funny.2014-08-30-19h29m08 2014-08-30-19h43m52

Helena got sprayed by the cannon by the family that was adjacent to me upon my request. She wasn’t sure what hit her.2014-08-30-19h43m54 2014-08-30-19h50m29 2014-08-30-19h56m28

My camera doesn’t do so well in poor light AND with motion so I told the kids here to pretend that they were moving although they had just stepped into the ride.2014-08-30-20h32m58 2014-08-30-20h33m32

Afterward we went on the nighttime dinosaur walk.
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First Day of School

  1. Ada didn’t cry this year.
  2. Liam refused to wear the new pair of sneakers that his mother had bought him. You can see that he was wearing them in the morning (the photo by the tree), but then changing them for his other one’s when he got to school.
  3. Helena texted me at school to tell me that she needed a protractor for class, so when we went out to eat afterward I gave one to her.

Trip to Rochester and Mystery Cave

Ada’s Birthday

Ada started out her birthday morning by cleaning up her big mess in the house, but once done with that I asked her to come out to the garage to get her bike where she found her birthday present – a balance beam. Liam seemed to enjoy it as well, but wouldn’t do much on it other than hop from the trampoline onto it.

After that we went to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts for awhile. In the summer, they have lots of activities outside, but today they had much more than usual. Painting, drawing, board games, lawn games, bubbles, dancing, and more and more.

We did go inside to see what was going on and to do the scavenger hunt. We were confused by the scavenger hunt because it was a bit different than usual, but once we actually read the directions on the front, we got it done pretty quickly.

Ada then took us all to Chipotle for dinner. The rule is that the kid picks a place to go and all she wanted was a cheese quesadilla. But she did get a large one.

Then it was time for cake and to open presents.