Thursday, June 30, 2016

Our Visit to Stanley

 Ethan had some extra time off last week, so we decided to take advantage of that and head to Stanley for his Dad's birthday. We left Thursday morning and got to Stanley about midday. We spent the rest of that day relaxing and just enjoying being surrounded by people we love.
Friday we loaded up our kids and headed into town to visit one of our favorite places; Explora!
 This was Sharli's first time, and she could not have been more enthralled!

 There were a few new additions that the kids really enjoyed. I love seeing them so completely engaged by something like this.

 The neatest thing they got to do that day was to have pictures of vehicles they had colored scanned into the computer, where they became part of this 3D video projected on the wall. Erik was fascinated by the idea that he could watch (and even interact) with something he had colored while it drove around.
 Sharli's favorite thing in the whole world is blowing bubbles, so this exhibit kept her (and the rest of us) busy for a long time.

Saturday Ethan and Erik went with Kerry and Cameron to go shear some alpaca. It was a long hot day full of hard work, but Erik loved getting to "go to work with Grandpa". He's been telling everyone who will listen about the adventures of that day.
While the menfolk were out working, the rest of us stayed home and enjoyed some time to sit and visit while the kids played. Marquette, Cameron, and their kids were also in Stanley that week and it was really fun to watch Sharli and Darrow play together.

 To free up some space in the house, our family was sleeping in tents in the yard. The only problem with this arrangement was that it was way too hot for the kids to take naps in their beds. We solved that with some blankets and pillows on the living room rug and it all worked out great.
 I love my in-laws, and it is always so much fun to get to be around them.

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