Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Weekend in LaCrosse

We spent last weekend in LaCrosse with Grandma & Grandpa and Uncle Britton & Aunt Lacy. It was a BIG weekend but so much fun! We stayed in a hotel Saturday night and went swimming Saturday night and again Sunday morning. We went out to eat Saturday night with Grandma, Grandpa, Britton, Lacy and Kim & Mike (Lacy's Mom and Dad). Sunday Jed and I took the kids to the Children's Museum. We spent 2 1/2 hours there but I am pretty sure they could have spent at least another 2 1/2 hours there - but we had to get home - Gavin had plans to have a Super Bowl party (with his Mom and Dad and sisters).

Carley driving the firetruck.This "contraption" was probably the neatest thing there (at least Jed and I thought so). You put a ball or a scarf into the hole and it was sucked through the maze of tubing and then would shoot out another hole - they kids had fun trying to guess where it would come out and then trying to catch it. Those things moved!Gavin figuring out the mechanics of the firetruck.Gavin, Kyra and Carley on their way to a fire.Gavin was excited to try the rock climbing wall. We tried to tell him that it was only open at certain times - well it happened, to be open when we were there, so he gave it a try!Getting strapped in.Up...Up...Okay, so he got about 4 feet off the ground, but at least he tried.Carley playing with the HUGE train track - there were even holes in the middle so she could reach all the way around her.Playing with the boats in the "river" and learning what dams and forks etc. do to the water. They loved this exhibit.Carley driving the boat - she was very proud that she found this before anyone else!Kyra climbing the tree - our child who has no fear - this could be looked at as a good thing but as a mother, this is not always a good thing. :-Carley tried playing some music for us.Kyra in the "little kids" play area - next year she won't be able to play in there. While the girls did that, Gavin decided to go into the shadow cave and create shadows on the wall and then a picture would be taken and of your shadow and leave it on the wall.Giving us a puppet show.Kyra and Gavin enjoyed the "news room" and tried to predict the weather - sadly they did better than the real weathermen. :-)Carley filled her cart at the mini-Kwik Trip (gas station). She loved it, it looked just like our regular gas stations but everything was miniature and she could reach it all - and she did as you can see by her full cart.Filling up with gas.Reagan and Gavin swimming together - Jed told Gavin to make the face?Gavin.Gavin with Grandma after he just jumped him (aka, fell into her arms because he was not even close to comfortable jumping in).Unlike her brother, Kyra jumped in over and over and over...and over...you get the picture.Kyra and Grandma - not sure which one likes water more - and that's saying a lot!1-2-3 jump!Even though this picture doesn't look like Reagan enjoyed the pool - she LOVED it. She was in there for a couple of ours and again the next morning. She just sat in that little floaty and splashed the water that came in. She is going to be a fish like Kyra.
Daddy and Reagan relaxing.Gavin didn't trust those darn arm floats at all but when we finally just let go of him in the middle of the pool, he figured it out and then he LOVED being able to "Swim" by himself.
And, needless to say, the return trip home was MUCH quieter than on the way there. They were all exhausted!

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