One Saturday, Annie and I road-tripped to meet for a playdate at Lark Toys in Kellogg, MN http://www.larktoys.com/. This place is truly a hidden gem. There's a beautiful hand-carved merry-go-round with rides every 1/2 hour. And the store itself goes on for what seems like miles full of unique, super-cool toys. Cullen, Mason, Simone and Dane loved their cousin time and had a blast playing with all of the fun stuff. This is a destination we will be sure to visit again.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Friday, October 5, 2012
Cullen started karate a month ago and is having a blast. He has been taking classes twice a week at H&H Karate. The kids work on focus, teamwork, self-discipline, coordination and basic martial arts techniques. The best part of each class is when Mr. Hickock tells the students to give him their mean face. All of the 4-7 yr old foreheads scrunch up and their eyes narrow - it is hilarious. So for the past month Cullen has worked on his punches, kicks, focus and his mean face and earned a chance to test for a higher belt. Today he tested and passed for his gold belt. Mr Miyagi would be proud.
I went with Simone's class on their very first field trip to Ferguson's apple orchard. The highlight was definitely the ride to our destination on the bus - "the orange school bus" as Simone kept pointing out. We had a great morning - with a tractor ride, apple picking, the petting zoo, tractor trikes and a pumpkin patch.