This last weekend we took a little trip to Lake Panorama and stayed in a double condo with my parents for three nights. It's about an hour west of DesMoines so we got to go to the State Fair on Thursday too. Here we are after the guys (and Mena) went on a short bike ride with my dad in Panora.
Iowa State Fair
After eating grandma's big, hearty breakfast, we headed out. We got there about 9:30 and stayed until just after 6. Then we hit 7pm Mass for the Feast Day and ran into a few friends there too. Anyway.. Fair was a really great time. Kids were excellent and we got to see everything we wanted to. Even though it rained where we were that morning, DesMoines didn't get any rain and it ended up being a beautiful day!
Corn dog lunch for the kids. Later Tom got a pulled pork sandwich and I tried a walking taco.
One was for Snakes Alive. Where we got to hold a boa named Lola.
I don't think Mena could be happier.
Watch out for the three headed state patrol!
"Take a picture of me, Mom!" Such a poser.
It had a one room schoolhouse,
I really enjoyed watching them work together and accomplish something with so much enthusiasm. They had a common goal and they reached it together. When something went wrong and a wall was found to be a weak point, they worked together to fortify it. What fun to watch them grow together!
Thanks Mom and Dad for sharing your space with us for the weekend! It was really a great time. Next stop... South Dakota!