When all was said and done, and we were on our ridiculously long drive home, Kevin and I asked the kids what they thought about our vacation in Minnesota. We asked for their 3 favorite things that they did. Their responses varied of course. Jadon loved tubing with Daddy
and swimming in the lake.
Micah had a great time fishing
and doing the boys vs girls photo scavenger hunt.
Chloe asked to have her birthday on vacation every year, it was obvious she loved being the center of attention.
But the one thing they all said was that they LOVED going to the headwaters of the Mississippi!
It was drissly and dreary that day, but we decided to go anyway. All the kids ended up soaked, falling into the river at one time or another (sometimes on purpose, sometimes on accident). We all had such a great time and the kids really thought the idea of walking across such a HUGE river was awesome!
Jadon got to cross with Kevin.
And even Lydia made it across with Mark, although convincing her to let Daddy help was quite a trick.
Even Mommy and Zac got a picture taken on the rocks, although we did cheat and cross the little bridge.
(something about slipping on the rocks with a baby strapped to me didn't sound all that appealing)
What great memories we made! And I love that most of the fun was just enjoying God's world!