Family Fun in Minnesota: Part 1

The last weekend in May we flew to Minneapolis to hang out with Grandma Debbie and Grandpa Rod for a long weekend. (Yeah, we’re a little behind with blog posts!) We flew in Saturday afternoon, and Grandma and Grandpa picked us up from the airport.

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We spent the first night just hanging out at the hotel. Grandma and Grandpa brought a few presents for Noah’s birthday. He got Joinks building sticks, two pull back cars and a Mickey Mouse beach towel – lucky kid! Grandpa and Noah had fun constructing shapes with the Joinks. Can you tell what this is?

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The new towel came in very handy too since we also went swimming that night. Here are a few fun photos of us in the hotel pool. Thanks for taking the pictures, Grandma…and thanks for the cool pool noodles!

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The pool noodles served another fun purpose – noodle fight! See for yourself in this short video. As a quick reminder: If you’re reading this post in an email, you may need to open the blog webpage in order to view the video. To do so, just click on the title of the post (the link in blue) at the top of the email to open the blog in your web browser.

The next morning we went to the Minnesota Children’s Museum in St. Paul. This was Noah’s second trip to the museum – yeah, it’s pretty cool. One of Noah’s favorite things from our first visit last September was driving the “T” Metro Transit bus, so that was our first stop this time.

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And here’s a short video of Noah driving the bus. “Keep both hands on the wheel, Noah!”

Next we headed to the life-size ant farm – another favorite from our first trip. Noah, Grandpa and Ryan crawled in and out, back and forth, and up and down through the giant maze of tunnels. We thought they had gotten lost for a while, but they finally found their way out. Whew!

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Noah even got Grandma to chase him through a log!

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Our next stop was the grocery store.

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We checked out many of Noah’s other favorite exhibits too. Noah got to build with magnetic gears, construct things with wood pieces, move blocks on the conveyer belt, use a crane to move foam blocks onto a truck, tour the garden on the roof and so much more. As you can see, the big kids got in on the fun too!

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Noah had a great time at the museum. Even though we’ve been there twice now, we still haven’t seen it all…so we’ll definitely have to go back again. Stay tuned to read more about our recent adventures in Minnesota with Grandma Debbie and Grandpa Rod!

Categories: Birthdays, Fun outings, Grandparents, Minnesota, Swimming | 1 Comment

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One thought on “Family Fun in Minnesota: Part 1

  1. Sandy Steen

    Boy, wouldn’t the kids around here have a blast also. I have been to the Children’s Museum in Brookings and I can see why kids like that also.

    You must have frequent flyer hours (which would be great).

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