Category Archives: Family

Fun in Dundee

Last weekend, we spent a couple of days with my family in Dundee at the Splash Universe indoor waterpark.  It was quite the waterpark! DSC_20130719_141239

Mom & Susan enjoy the slides.

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After getting pizza at a little shop in downtown Dundee, Uncle Paul gave the nephews each a dollar for the “play to win” machine.

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Then we went geocaching.  DSC_20130719_190255

A nice shot of my dad.

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Downtown Dundee is really cute!

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A photo of the whole family.

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Hanging out in the Cabela’s store.

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Splat! like the bear.

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DSC_20130719_201704 Hanging out in the arcade area at the waterpark.
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Lance was pretty good at playing this truck arcade game.

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Tallying up the tickets.

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Playing with the prizes: little plastic frogs.

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Wedding Shower

I went to a wedding shower for Paul’s cousin last weekend.  It turned out to be a very nice event!

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This little one was anxious to see the presents get opened!

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Paul’s cousin received a lot of very nice gifts.

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She loved all the bows from the gifts.

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She was allowed to open this one all on her own!

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Then she wanted to pose for her own photo!  What a cutie.

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Fossil Finding

There is a park near Toledo where you can find and take home fossils.  We thought this might be something my nephews might enjoy, so we visited there with our visitors last week.

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This employee proudly showed off his fossil collection to us.

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Then we started some digging ourselves.

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We did manage to find a few brachiopod fossils, which look a lot like shells.  The boys mostly had fun running around and climbing the dirt piles.

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They were pretty dirty by the time we were done!

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Fun Around Town

Last weekend with our visitors, we took a few walks around town, visiting the coffee shop, Ben Franklin store, library, etc.

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We sat on a bench to drink our coffees, and this is the madness that ensued.  🙂 Dalton had fun being silly by the brick building:

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Then Lance thought he should join the fun:

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What silly nephews!

Fun at the Imagination Station

On the Fourth of July, we visited the Imagination Station — the science museum for kids where Paul now has a job.

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Here, Dalton mimics the image on the window from the Grossology exhibit.

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Playing Operation!

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Lance LOVED the play area where he could dress up as a firefighter.

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I think Dalton liked the grocery store area the best.  Notice how full his cart is!

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We took a break at lunchtime to eat outdoors.

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Another exhibit in the museum.

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We even witnessed a science experiment involving liquid nitrogen and tons of little plastic balls!

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What a fun day!  Later that night, Dalton asked three times: “Can we go back to the museum?”

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A Day at the Community Pool

My sister, brother-in-law, and two nephews came down to visit us for a few days last week.  On Wednesday, we visited the newly re-built community pool.

Family photo!

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Brothers.

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Playing in the Sprayground area:

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Enjoying the Lazy River. Notice that little Lance is sleeping in my sister’s arms.

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We had perfect weather for a day at the pool!