Saturday, April 23, 2011

April Began with a Blast

April wasn’t so bad.

We managed to have ourselves a little bit of fun here and there.  We

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We did some ropes coursework.  In the first photos above, we climbed about 5 flights of stairs, 45 feet or so up in the air, and dropped straight down, attached to a pulley rope.  It was surprisingly difficult to make myself step off the ledge, even though I knew I was safe. I suppose I will never go bungie jumping.  Casey was incredible.  He did not want to go at first, and we did not push it.  But once he went, he went again and again- 4 or 5 times.  Marcie gets points for even trying—and even more points for knowing her limits and, once she looked over the edge, deciding not to jump at all.

After the free-fall, we headed to the zip line and ropes course.  Case flew down the zip line the first time so fast, my camera didn’t even catch him.  He loved it.

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We went to a Discovery Kids play town, which was a great way to spend what was supposed to be a rainy day.  They had different rooms for everything—a water table and plasma car area for the little kids, a life-sized fire truck, a drive through ATM window for the bank, an arts and crafts area, a building blocks/architecture area, an underwater room, a cafe, a grocery store, a farm, and I could go on and on.  It helped that my sister and brother-in-law were along with us because the kids were all over the place.

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And to round out the photos, we also went to an indoor water park and played laser tag (boys versus girls). 

It was a lot of fun to hang out with my sister and her husband and to see my parents.  And we found plenty to keep us busy.  (In addition to these activities, the kids went to a movie, played at a beautiful park with a lake, and went to a bird conservatory.)  It was a fantastic start to our April.

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