But today, at the furthest trail point possible, we got a flat tire! Zander helped Daddy check out the damage:
At the dolphin show, we discovered that Kiana can be a very enthusiastic clapper when she gets excited. Mommy and Daddy found themselves giggling a few times as she continued to applaud vigorously, even after the action was over. This clip shows a very impressive trick by Dolphin Semo, followed by some of Kiana's clapping:
Yesterday was a steamy day with temperatures in the nineties. We kept cool by visiting the fun outdoor pool at the Maple Grove Community Center. Kiana did fantastic for her first time in a pool! It took her some time to warm up to the water and all of the people, but eventually she was comfortable walking around in shallow water and drifting down the lazy river with Mommy. Here she is, along with Zander enjoying one of the small fountains:Zander showed Kiana how to play ball in the water:
The kids also enjoyed getting together with extended family for our annual Memorial Day visit to the grave sites of Nana Pat's parents and grandparents. We then had a delicious meal at Nana Pat's with some homemade Vietnamese cuisine. Awesome job cooking Nana - yum yum!
We visited the Children's Museum on a rainy day earlier this week. The kids loved exploring the 'Habitot' area - here they are on top of the slide:
Daddy recently took Zander to a Saint Paul Saints baseball game on a cool, misty day. They had a really fun time - here is the view from their seats:
A couple of weekends ago, we attended a Spring Fling fundraiser at Zander's school. Zander was still a little under the weather with croup - good thing his cousins came along to enjoy the festivities! Luke and Brady had a great time on the 'bungee jump' - here's Luke way up high:
Kiana enjoyed checking out Zander's school and watching all the people and activities:
In addition to Minnehaha, we've enjoyed many walks and park visits. Earlier today, we had fun riding the 'pancake swing':
Speaking of Cousin Brady, we also attended his very first T-ball game - here he is batting:
Mommy and Daddy continue to have a blast enjoying this special time with our children - tired, but so very happy! Wishing you all a wonderful Memorial Day remembering and celebrating with loved ones.