Week 27 July 1-7, 2012

A picnic in the park.    It was really hot this week.   We actually avoided spending to much time outside.    We actually spent a hour or so wondering around Bass Pro Shop before the Museum opened.    Why shop Bass Pro while on vacation and there is a store really close to home?    The Air conditioning!
We spent Sunday afternoon wondering around the art gallery.   I was impressed with the kid's stamina for the gallery.   The boys really enjoyed it. 

We only built a fire on a couple evening,  it was just to hot to sit by a fire.
Everyone takes turns with the dishes.   It was Ethan's turn.
Oceans of Fun on Monday.   It was the perfect place to be with the heat.    Andrew actually ended the day with a headache from the heat.   Thankfully he felt much better after some food.
We took a trip to the mall on Tuesday,   Our destination was the American Girl Doll Store.  We had promised Nadia,  and she had been asking all week.    She watched with eager expectation as they combed her dolls hair.  
In the afternoon,  we visited the WW1 museum.    We really could have spent more time here.    Ethan really enjoyed it.  
Wednesday we packed up our camp and headed back to Iowa, but made a quick stop at a fireworks stand for some evening entertainment. 
We spent the day at Grandma's house and the girls decided to play a couple holes of golf.  It was fun to spend the time together. 
Andrew headed home and back to work, but the kids and I stayed 1 more day.    We just hung out with Rachel and Sienna and took a walk to see Great-grandma. 
Back home on Thursday evening to clean-up from our short, hot vacation.