At the beginning of the month, our family took a vacation to Minnesota to see Paul's brother Mike and his family. We told the kids that it was a 22 hour drive and we would visit them for two days and then drive back home. We surprised them on the day we were leaving with telling them we were actually flying which meant we could stay there for 5 1/2 days. They were ecstatic! They have all flown before but Lily was just a baby and was anxious to experience the flight.
We had a wonderful time there even if the weather was bad. The kids had so much fun playing with their cousins that they didn't mind one bit and we didn't have a problem finding things to do. Some of the highlights were of course, seeing them and being with them, going to see a Minnesota Twins game, seeing their new baby boy Mason, going to the Mall of America where Lexi got to pick a doll at the American Girl Store as an early birthday present, visiting the Green Bay Packer Store, and seeing the gorgeous scenery. What a beautiful place it was. So green, trees, trees, trees, and lakes. We even crossed the Mississippi River.
Thanks for the great time Mike, Shantel, & kids!