Thursday, 8 November 2012

Children's Museum

Several of our friends have recommended the Children's Museum of Brookings, SD, and since Ann and Evie and Libby were out for a visit this past week, we thought it would be the perfect time to check it out.  What a fun place!  Full of information and hands-on activities, there's more than enough to keep children and parents busy for a whole day.  And downtown Brookings is very nice.  After 11 years as a South Dakotan, this was my first time there.  I was impressed, and a good time was had by all.

We spent at least 20 minutes in this construction zone:






Then it was on to the indoor water fun, with balls, waterfalls, steam and lots of splashing:


The girls (especially Eden) loved the giant light-bright:

Upstairs we discovered big, blue blocks:




Then on to the deli and icecream shop where the kids served us up lunch (and charged quite a price for it, too!)


Painting on the glass:

And Eden's back to the light-bright.

End of the day:



Saturday, 3 November 2012

Autumnal

Autumn is here in South Dakota, and it's quite beautiful this year.


 I planted 48 tulips and 10 hyacinths with great hopes for the spring.  Sleep well little bulbs, wake up beautiful!

 Z, Eden and Nathan carved pumpkins.  Z drew the face for the big one, and Nathan carved it out.  Z makes his scariest faces in honor of the occasion.


 Nathan gets in on the fun.

And Eden and I enjoy just watching.