Saturday, September 18, 2010

Heather Came to Visit Milwaukee

On the first day We went to the childrens museum.

What good is a bathroom if you can't take a bath in it?

we also went to Sprecher's soda factory.

The next day we drove up to Door County and stopped at a farm

Then went to a light house museum

And a dairy where we got to see a couple hundred pounds of butter be packaged. Here is Blake and Emily as cheese heads.

Elizabeth had fun with cousins.

We went another farm and dairy. This one had a corn maze

Clark got to practice milking a cow

Later that day we went to see another Light house on Cana Island
I stayed with Katie and Elizabeth at the bottom while Heather and the other kids climbed to the top of the light house.
butterflies at Cana island

we all played on the rocky beach of Lake Michigan.

The next day we took ferry to an Island off the tip of Door County between Green bay and the rest of Lake Michigan.
Waiting for the ferry:
We went swimming on the island

And if you zoom in on this picture you might see the canoe that the three older kids are paddling back to shore. Pretty place.

We stayed in a 50's cottage on the island

The next day it rained. We climbed a tower to look around the slightly developed island.
We drove back to Milwaukee and went to church on Sunday

Then drove to the Dells to the Kalahari Water park and Theme park resort. Very fun

Clark surfed on a standing wave. I tried it too, but didn't like it so much.
If you zoom in you might see Blake, Elizabeth and I in a double inter-tube.
Elizabeth is a nice shade of purple here.
Katie found lots of fun things for little girls to do. There was three different kiddy pools and then of couse lots of slides for the bigger folks.
Heather helped watch Elizabeth so I got to go down some slides too.

Elizabeth turned five months. And we discovered her first tooth while at the water park. Two days later her second one poked through. Can't really see it though in this picture.
Chill'n cousins
We had fun spending $80 on dinner and $80 on Breakfast at the resort restaurants. The money was included in our package deal. Heather and Katie driving bumper cars:
Blake and Elizabeth waiting for the bumper car drivers-cute. I don't have more pictures here of the theme park, but we also were able to go miniature golfing, do a ropes course which scared Heather and I, and went on an indoor ferrice wheel.

So glad Heather and the kids came to visit!