While we were at the Blackhills we stopped at Bear Country were there were signs about how wild the animals are. We were suppose to keep our windows rolled up at all times. While we were in the bear cage, the workers came and feed the bears. Thought it was hilarious that they fed the ‘wild’ bears hot dog buns but they loved them. One bear went and grabbed 7 buns in his mouth then sat down right in front of our car. The kids thought it was the coolest thing. Right after Bear country we headed up the road to a large maze. It was a life-size maze which takes the average person an hour to get through. There were bridges which added a whole different dimension to the maze. In order to make it through the maze you had to make it to all four towers, get your paper stamped, and then find your way out again. Luke was in high heaven as he tried to lead the way. I wish I could have gotten a picture of the whole thing but here is what half of the maze looked like while Ted and kids found one of the towers. As we finished up our time in South Dakota we headed up to North Dakota to visit some friends.
While we were driving down the road in between rain storms this happened…
a flat tire…bummer. Anyways, we changed it quickly and headed on our way. Considering that was our only casualty the whole trip, I don’t think it was that bad. But to leave with a happy note….with all of the new memories that we made, all of the new experiences… probably our kids favorite activity. A picnic on the road.
A storm was rolling in so the sky was changing a lot but here is the badlands in pictures.
Our kids have really enjoyed playing frisbee golf lately. We make Luke and Ryan play ahead of us and then the girls, Ted and I play together. Quinn loves to tee off. She takes it very seriously.
Before Lucia left for home, we took her Frisbee golfing too. I don’t totally understand how she throws or tees off but somehow she gets it to work while looking like a ballerina. This picture just makes me laugh.
I am getting behind on posting my 365 photo challenge pictures so I thought I would try and pick out a few to get sort of caught up.
RISING…stars under Daddy’s watchful eye. (Ryan in white, Luke in navy)
IN THE MIDDLE…He has one smart older brother and 2 incredibly cute identical Chinese twin sisters. My dear sweet Ryan is in the middle but he can hold his own. He is his own person, smart, sweet, loving and hilarious. Quick story about Ryan. This past weekend we were at church. Luke was picked to hold the kids offering bucket. Ryan announces to the whole church in a very loud voice, “That’s my brother!” Pastor Roy saids, “Yeah, you do kind of look alike.” Ryan answers back, “Yeah that is because I am wearing my brothers socks.” Yeah Ryan, it’s because of the socks….did I say in front of the whole congregation. A PILE….of corn…love this time of year.
GRATEFUL FOR…Where we are with the girls. It has been a rocky few years.
PET PEEVE…..someone clipping their fingernails. I don’t mind if I am using the clipper but if someone else is and I hear the little snap…not good.