We did a couple huge things while they were here. The first weekend, The Man tried his hand on the race track. He's not a big racing fan, but he's always said he thought it would be a blast to drive one of those cars. So he did! We got him a day racing experience at the track where he took a short driving class and then drove a race car for 12 laps! Awesome!
|Big grin! © Cheese Curds & Kimchi|
The next weekend we ran the Tough Mudder. So much fun! It seems like another lifetime when The Man and I went off and did these sort of silly things. Grandma and Papa came with us and Little Man hung out with his favorite babysitter. We came back covered in mud and really tired, but wearing huge smiles. Sometimes it's really great to get out and do things alone.
|Tough Mudders. © Cheese Curds & Kimchi|
The rest of our days were filled with Little Man goading them to chase him around the house, or snuggling up with Grandma, or hanging out on Grandpa's shoulders. We found all sorts of little things during the day...a picnic in the park, hanging on the beach, hiking in the woods, touring the Miller Brewery, hunting for butterflies at the nature preserve, going to the kite festival and listening to music at Jazz in the Park.
|Looking for frogs. © Cheese Curds & Kimchi|
|Captivated by the kites. © Cheese Curds & Kimchi|
|Picnic. © Cheese Curds & Kimchi|
Thanks Grandma and Papa for coming out! We had an awesome time.
Here are my favorite posts this week:
We just got this book, "I Love You Rituals". Can't wait to dig in and will let you know what we think!
I loved this post about a family visiting their daughter's birth town in China. With their two oldest sons, the family traveled to China to bring home their daughter, and stopped off to visit her birth city and orphanage. The simplicity and directness of this post was very touching.
Watch this beautfiul performance of the the gayageum, a traditional Korean musical instrument, posted at This Corner Of The Earth.
Kids are back at school, and here's a short article about lessons learned in the classroom with internationally adopted children.
Love this idea for turning children's art into tea towels.
OMG. Seriously? Is Christmas really right around the corner? Better print this adorable Christmas Santa Beard countdown.
This looks like the perfect treat for fall. Autumn brittle with dried fruit and nuts! Yummmmm.