Saturday, August 18, 2012

August 17, 2012


Charlotte's birthday weekend (last weekend) extended into 4 days of fun!


On Saturday Katie and Charlotte went to a baby shower for Katie's cousin Marty and his wife Kelly. Here is a super cute picture of Charlotte with second/third cousins Faith and Beth.


Charlotte has been giving her birthday balloons lots of hugs!


Sunday was our 6th wedding anniversary and we had a great day. In the morning we cleaned (woo fun), then headed off to the Children's Museum for the afternoon (this photo is Charlotte very excited to be arriving at the museum), and the highlight was the evening when Grandma and Grandpa Russell babysat so we could go out for dinner and a movie. Thanks G&G Russell!


More museum photos! Here's Charlotte with Curious George. She is so tight with this famous monkey that she refers to him as just George. 


Here I am passing on my golf skills.


In keeping with 4 days of fun, Grandma and Grandpa Distad took Charlotte (and Katie) to the Minnesota Zoo on Monday. 


Pretty sure we took this picture last summer when we visited the zoo with Grandma and Grandpa Distad. It's a classic.


Real, live dinosaurs! Well, ok, maybe not exactly but pretty close. Charlotte loved the Dinos and "roared" throughout the exhibit. Here she is with Grandpa in front of the Gigantosaurus (pretty sure I could have come up with that name).


Here is Charlotte petting the baby T-Rex.


"Well, if Daddy is allergic to dogs can we get a dinosaur?"


She tamed tigers.


And made friends with penguins.


We were all home on Tuesday! Charlotte and I started the day with some stretching...


...followed by push-ups.


Hydration is important. Tip: make sure your water bottle is as big as you are.

Tuesday we checked out the Minnesota Science Museum. It was fun! On Tuesday mornings they offer "Preschool Playdates" and admission is free with a Children's Museum Membership. Hopefully we'll get to take advantage of this perk again in a few months! Charlotte was near frantic running from exhibit to exhibit and she enjoyed the shows about making sound and monkeys. She soaks in everything and keeps reminding us that she does not have a tail, so she is not a monkey (we learned that Apes do not have tails and they are not monkeys).

In other Charlotte quotes of late: "I have sand in my nose, there is sand in my nose!" - it was a booger.

1 comments on "August 17, 2012"

scott davidson on November 18, 2012 at 12:34 PM said...

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