We always manage to squeeze in lots of fun activities while my parents are visiting. I remembered to bring my camera to most of the things we did, but I didn't manage to get any pictures of bowling. The kids had a blast and I'm pretty sure some of them even beat me.
On Saturday after we went to the Apple open house at Meadow Farm Foods (and had tons of free yummy food samples) we drove up to Detroit Lakes. While up there we visited some camp sites my parents might stay at next summer. We also managed to stop at two different parks along the lake. It was cold, but beautiful.
Park along the lake at Pelican Rapids.
There were hundreds of Coots swimming right by the edge of the lake.
I love my parents!
On Monday morning we had a field trip to the Prairie Wetlands with the WATCH homeschool group that we are involved in. We had enough kids for three groups so Papa Tom and I went with the little two girls and Nana went with the older two K-kids in the middle group.
K-sis with her milkweed seed.
K-sis hugging a tree. The kids were also looking for things that were smooth and rough.
I found them!
K-sis had a blast.
We had a great time. I don't think Nana took her camera so I didn't get any pictures of the big kids. They spent their time looking for invertebrates. After our field trip finished up we rushed over to Viking Cafe to meet Shawn for lunch and have some delicious meatballs. Then went on to swim lessons for the big three kids which will have to be another post by itself.
We even managed to squeeze in many games of marbles, Battleship, Connect Four, Candy Land and some puzzles. I think K-man was the marbles champion, he kept beating everyone he played.
I am so thankful that God gave Shawn and I both loving parents who are willing to travel long distances to come and visit us! I love that they can stay for a week at a time (maybe more after they retire??) and spoil our kids!