This weekend we took it all in. We threw the schedules out the window and really lived it up... In a PG sort of way.
We hit up Nickelodeon Universe for just a few rides. Hudson got to experience his first ride ever. I thought he'd love it considering he cries when we take him off the four wheeler or sleds. However, turns out amusement rides aren't quite his thing. He white knuckled it the entire ride. Sometimes I think he forgot to breathe his body was so tense. Poor guy.
Rylee of courses loved it and acted like she owned the place. Strutting her stuff leading us from ride to ride.
Then she stepped it up a notch and conquered the roller coaster. She did go on this before with Grandma but wasn't quite havin' it. This time was a different story...
She had her hands up, giggled and screamed like crazy and made sure to wave to Dad and Hudson a bunch of times.
Then Saturday we truly became Minnesotans enjoyed Hockey Day here. Steve and I have never been and thought it would be nice to leisurely check out with the family. Turns out... it was a WAY bigger deal that we had anticipated. We thought we'd just stroll in a little late with our stroller and blankies, stay a few a period maybe two and head on out.
First... turns out there is paid parking... a shuttle... an entry fee... packed stands... TV live feed... tours of the Airforce and Army planes... basically Minnesota did it up right. Hats of you to you.
And thankfully it was a beautiful day and I'm an over packer so I had enough warm clothes for the kids... Steve not so much. But we enjoyed it all the same.
The tours of the Army and Airforce planes were unbelievable. And what was even better is the Men/Women of Service were more than willing to show, help and explain. They were first class so that you very much first for your service and second for making the day wonderful.
Sunday we met some wonderful people at Glam Doll Donuts in Minneapolis. This place had the most wonderful coffee and every type of donut you can dream of. I had an espresso coffee bean one, Hudson a lemond cream cheese, Rylee has a double chocolate almond where she literally just ate the chocolate and Steve and a boring chocolate sprinkles donut.
She rather enjoyed her doughnut and thought were were the greatest parents ever.
Then our friends took us over to Vertical Endeavors. We were rather ill-prepared for this coming in our church clothes. They tried so hard to get Rylee to try this out. I think if we visit another time or two she will.
Hudson would have on the spot however.
But after watching a run...
Rylee finally got in the game.
And then we topped off the night with a little outdoor action on a homemade snow hill, some football and an early evening in bed.
Next weekend I think we'll lay low.