On Tuesday we decided to take a last minute, two day trip to Duluth, MN. If you know Braden then you know he is always looking for a good deal on a boat. He found one near Duluth, and since we’ve been wanting to go there anyway we decided to go. We left during Emma’s bedtime, but she decided she didn’t want to sleep until 5 minutes before we pulled into the hotel parking lot.

There is tons to do in Duluth – an aquarium, a zoo, a children’s museum, plus tons of shops and restaurants. On Thursday we decided to visit the aquarium.

After lunch we headed north to Wisconsin to check out the boat. We got there a little early, so we found a park for Emma to play.

Emma loved climbing all over the boat. I knew she had a long, busy day when she started telling me “I need go sleeping” after her bath. She even slept in until 8 AM on Friday, which never happens.

On Friday we had breakfast at the hotel, checked out and walked to a park before getting in the car and heading home.

what a day at the zoo

Our choices for today were grocery shopping or the zoo. Obviously we both picked the zoo.

I was ready to go home, but Emma wanted to stop by th aquarium section. Big mistake. If anyone asks if you’ve ever heard of a kid falling in the tide pool at the zoo, you can say yes. She went head first right in there ( this is an old picture because I didn’t have any from today ).

She was completely soaked, which meant I ended up soaked too. We came home and took a shower right away. I had to wash her hair twice to get the fish smell out. She was not happy about her little swim with the starfish.

puppets in the park

We were supposed to go to music class today, but my car wouldn’t start. Emma was “driving” the other day and apparently she left my lights on. Luckily I had a back up plan… puppets in the park. It was a little bit longer walk than I thought, but we made it. 


The puppets were at my favorite park in our town, so we played for a while before walking home.