Labor Day weekend marked our annual vacation with my in-laws. Usually we go in late October but being that we don't live in the desert anymore it was decided that we would move it ahead by a month and a half to enjoy the gorgeous late summer weather.
|Our hotel must have known I was coming...|
We visited the Minnesota Zoo straight from the airport since neither of the grandparents had visited it yet. Since we have a membership we were able to bypass the incredibly long line of Labor Day guests waiting outside.
|The response I got when I said "Everyone get together for a picture!"|
|This bear was impressed by Caleb|
After that we checked into our hotel and everyone got settled in. The next day we packed into the rental van and headed to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. I think the only ones impressed were Grandpa Peter and myself. I was happy with taking photos and he was happy reading about the flora and fauna. Grandma, my husband, and the boys pretty much tolerated it.
|Becoming one with nature|
|This is how they kept entertained|
On day three we went to the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. I had never been to one (I know, right?!) and for my husband it had been a long time. The only downfall of this day's adventure was that Grandma and I had both worn sandals and it had RAINED the night before and that morning. There was wood chips and hay spread everywhere which did a great job of soaking up the water and making it passable. Except in one place... Which she and I both stepped in.
|"Mommy look at me!"|
|I need a set of these at home...|
And finally on our last day we packed up and visited the Mall of America. David and I have taken the kids three times now and we STILL haven't seen all of this place. I think a fourth trip will have to happen.
|"Did they lose all of their money?"|
|Caleb was THRILLED to meet Uniqua|
And now it's back to the grind. Senior season is almost over! Time for families and holiday cards! Contact me if its time for an updated family portrait!