Adam, Rachel, and Sean were visiting Grandma & Grandpa Lawrence for a week, so they decided to spend a couple of days with us!
They got to our house around 10:00 Saturday morning. After getting settled in, we had an early lunch and then I took the kids to the Kids’ Courtyard playground. On the way, we stopped by the grave of Nelson Dewey, the first governor of Wisconsin. At the park, we all had a fun time running & climbing. (Granted, I did more sitting & watching, but you get the idea…) We left that park and headed over to Schreiner Park. It’s not a playground, but has a par course for exercising. We stopped at a few of the stations, but headed home when it started to rain.
When we got back to the house, Lisa had put together a treasure hunt for the kids. Each had their own set of clues and their own prize at the end. They seemed to enjoy figuring out where each clue was leading them and finding the next clue. After all the prizes had been found, we hooked up the Wii and played a few rounds of Mario Kart. If I recall correctly, I finished in last place each time. I think the age of video games has finally passed me by. Bring back pinball!
When it was time for dinner, we walked up the hill to Happy Joe’s for pizza and ice cream. While we were waiting for the pizza, we played a few games at the arcade. Everyone did great and won something to take home.
After dinner, we made some glow-in-the-dark chalk from a kit Lisa bought. After the molds hardened, we went outside and the kids drew on the driveway. I wasn’t sure how well it would work, but it looked pretty good! As you can tell by the pictures, Sean believes I am a “Hooter.” I’m not exactly sure if that’s a compliment.
Sunday morning, we played a little more Wii (I’m much better at Golf than Mario Kart). Adam, Sean, and I then went to the Schreiner Park par course and went through all the stations. It took us a while, but it was a nice day and a nice walk through the park. Some of the stations go through the woods, and the workers did a fantastic job of keeping the paths groomed. We went back home, showered, and headed to McDonald’s (and the Playland) for lunch. Once everyone was tuckered out from playing, we went to Grandma & Grandpa Lawrence’s. We got unpacked, relaxed for a bit, and Chico grilled brats and hamburgers.
Adam, Sean, and Rachel: Lisa and I enjoyed having you visit. We hope you had as much fun as we did!